RESEARCH BRIEF: The Increasing Need For GPUs In VDI

By Rhett Dillingham, Patrick Moorhead - January 29, 2018
What has changed over the past few years is the graphics and video intensity of the common productivity applications in use by knowledge workers. Online video content and video conferencing are examples of applications now in common desktop use that drive increased GPU needs. Combined with increased graphics use (OpenGL and DirectX) by the Windows 10 operating system, the processing requirements to serve a large portion of target VDI users have increased to where GPUs are more broadly applicable and necessary in VDI solutions than ever before.
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Table of Contents:

  • Summary
  • The Challenges Of Growth In VDI Graphics Requirements
  • NVIDIA GPU Integration For VDI Graphics Performance
  • Call To Action
  • Companies Cited
  • Figure 1: NVIDIA Virtual GPU Delivers A GPU Experience To Every Virtual Desktop
  • Figure 2: NVIDIA Virtual GPU Cluster View Within VMware vRealize Operations Manager

Companies Cited:

  • Dell EMC
  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • VMware
  • YouTube
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Patrick founded the firm based on his real-world world technology experiences with the understanding of what he wasn’t getting from analysts and consultants. Ten years later, Patrick is ranked #1 among technology industry analysts in terms of “power” (ARInsights)  in “press citations” (Apollo Research). Moorhead is a contributor at Forbes and frequently appears on CNBC. He is a broad-based analyst covering a wide variety of topics including the cloud, enterprise SaaS, collaboration, client computing, and semiconductors. He has 30 years of experience including 15 years of executive experience at high tech companies (NCR, AT&T, Compaq, now HP, and AMD) leading strategy, product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing, including three industry board appointments.