Creating a Graphics Workload in Desktop Virtualization
A recent trend in desktop virtualization and application virtualization is to extend virtual desktop environments to a new set of users—those who work with graphics-intensive applications. Large manufacturing, architecture, industrial engineering, entertainment and creative industries lend especially well to deploying GPUs as part of their virtual desktop environment. Like any other end user, the graphics-intensive worker expects great performance. However, for the IT department, introducing heavy graphics users creates a lot of unknowns in when it comes to planning, managing and testing performance.
One size does not fit all
With Login VSI’s experience pioneering industry standards for virtual desktop load and stress testing, we thoroughly understand how to conduct tests and how environments should react to stress. We also know workloads. The first matter to address when it comes to performance testing environments with graphics-intensive users is to determine the right workload. Out-of-the box Login VSI workloads assume the user works with standard applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet Explorer. But what are the standard applications used by those who work with heavy graphics?
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