A graphical Processing Unit, commonly known as GPU, started as a simple tool to enhance the image processing of a computer system. It is used to stream the binary data from a CPU and display it as an Image. However, GPU is regarded as the most critical and core component of the computing units in the current scenario.
Nowadays, GPU is used to execute high-end gaming, perform large computations over supercomputers, and even in space (in ISS) to explain 3D maneuvers to astronauts for spacewalks. Semiconductors suppliers like Nvidia, AMD, and many more started cashing in on the capabilities such as density and speed to cope with the evergrowing demand for graphics cards in general-purpose PCs. Their goal was simple: to capitalize on the growing market by building a high-processing accelerator that provides a photorealistic experience.
VDI is all about virtualization and providing virtual desktops as a solution to thin clients and BYOD systems. On the other hand, GPU is a physical component that is integrated within the system to enhance imaging quality (primarily). So, how does this VDI-GPU integration happen, since both of these technologies are completely opposite?
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GPUs’ involvement in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
VDI initially was developed to create a virtual desktop environment similar to a physical desktop with extra layers of security that also enables BYOD or Remote working environment. For faster computing needs, the VDI system needed a solution that could be integrated within the virtual machine without hindering its actual purpose. This is where the virtual Graphical processing unit (vGPU or Virtual GPU) came into the picture.
vGPU is a technology that allows a GPU to be implanted in the cloud and shared among multiple virtual machines. Since its inception, VDI GPU is used in desktop virtualization, computational science, and cloud gaming solutions.
Desktop virtualization with vGPU allowed IT admins to offer photorealistic, high computing performance on thin clients or BYOD systems. Moreover, It saves a lot of time on the installation process, licensing, and cost of procuring heavy pieces of equipment. We, at ACE VDI, with the help of vGPU make sure to offer a feature-rich and similar desktop experience in a virtual environment. This prompts our users to perform their tasks with the utmost security while having the same in-office feeling.
Use Cases of VDI-GPU
Virtual PC and Virtual Apps
Employers, especially developers, need to access multiple systems and multiple applications while performing critical tasks. With multiple displays available, remote workers have seen a jump of more than 42% in their productivity. Since it is impossible for organizations to distribute such a large number of pieces of equipment to each of their employees, they’ve allowed team members to work on their desired systems.
This is where the issue occurs, since the data handled by some of these teams are quite critical and in WFH conditions, susceptible to leak, Security measures needed to be implemented. This is where VDI-GPU comes in which offers high computing facilities as well as optimal security required to keep the data secured.
The modern workspace includes multiple devices set up, and high-resolution image processing while working consistently. With the help of VDI-GPU, a multi-monitor has become an essential as well as affordable setup for Financial, Healthcare, IT, and many more industries.
Extensive Support for Heavy User Base
Offering the best native experience via virtualization requires a graphical processing unit. With the Nvidia virtual GPU, IT admins can manage as many as 64 users in a single virtual machine that requires heavy computing. Computing performed on the CPU has now been diverted to the vGPU, improving the user’s experience and offering even faster processing.
NVIDIA developed the vGPU based on their preliminary findings to offer the optimum user experience on a virtualized system. The findings also stated that a GPU-sanctioned VDI system offers better the best-in-class user experience with the lowest end-user latency, especially in remote working environments. The system performed exceptionally well even with 30% more users than a CPU-powered system.
Virtualized Workstation – Creating the most powerful workstations
It is imperative for developers and creative directors to use the latest technology stacks in order to bring ideas to life, be it in the film industry, architecture, or building an airplane. Virtualization tools paved the path for such creators to visualize photorealistic designs to implement interactive design processes. Initially, these processes were in a gridlocked position due to the usage of the traditional brick-and-mortar approach.
Virtual workstation solutions relieve creators from such gridlocks by allowing users to work from anywhere without hindering their experience of working on an actual CPU-powered system. With the latest Ampere architecture of Nvidia virtual GPU, the processing speed of a virtual workstation (vWS) is now even greater than before.
Leverage VDI-GPU Integrated Managed Services
VDI has become immensely popular, not just in BPO or sales sector, but also in catering to large enterprises in the designing and development world. GPUs have become quite relevant due to the growing remote working culture, fast access to information, and virtual collaboration, coupled with modern processing.
With the help of critical thinkers and tools to support the complete VDI infrastructure, companies can resolve the following challenges:
- Increased productivity in resolving IT issues
- Create a more secure environment for mission-critical data and reduce the risk of data leakage from physical devices
- Increased collaboration and data sharing that was lost due to increased network latency and accessing remote file
- Increased productivity in accessing offshore data files even if the system is located at an offsite location
With ACE-powered, GPU-enabled systems, you can get your hands on pre-tested VDI solutions that help you in mitigating the challenges in procurement, costing, deployment, and planning. We offer GPU as a service: managed GPU services in which we’re responsible for managing the GPU and VDI-related queries while you are given the essential time to focus more on your business offerings. In our managed services you’ll get a virtual desktop with high-performance and GPU-enabled graphics to support all your graphic-intensive applications.
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