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VMware, Nvidia and Google are collaborating to deliver virtual desktops and workstation-class graphics to Google Chromebooks. The joint solution optimizes the performance of virtual graphics applications at scale. Combined with VMware Horizon in the data center, the solution will optimize graphics and CPU utilization to allow more desktops and applications to be deployed on a single server, according to the companies.