GPU Cards Necessary for Desktop Virtualization?
Posted on 2014-03-11
We are a school district exploring a VDI project and have run into some questions related to requirements for graphics processing in a virtualized environment. Our graphics-intensive applications will not be running on the virtual desktops, however, we may have some occasional use of 3D applications such as Google Earth and Google Sketchup. The predominant use of the desktops will be document collaboration in the cloud, MS Office, and network file access, along with browser-based tools for streaming media and accessing other dynamic content, some of which will most likely be up to 720 or 1080p.
Based on this information:
1. Is it necessary for us to include NVIDIA's K1 cards in the servers?
2. If so, what are your thoughts on outfitting all of the servers w/ these GPU cards based on the usage above? Or would it be sufficient to just add them to, say, 2 servers if we think the use of 3D will be limited?