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Autodesk 2014  running in a VMware View 5.3 Enviromemt

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I am running a single Virtual Desktop in VMWare View 5.3 and Autodesk 2014

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1. Dell R720  with 98G of RAM and Dual Intel E5-2620 6 core processors
2. 2 NVidia K2 Graphics cards configure for pass thru to the virtual desktops
3. View Pool Type  Manual with Hardware Graphics ( 512 M memory )  and 3d Rendering
4. Desktop has 1 CPU and 4 Cores with 8 G of Ram running Windows 7 SP1

Issus is when they run the Render feature it maxes the CPU out and takes about 2 minutes to complete vs. 30 seconds on the stand alone desktop  - thoughts on how I can better tune this virtual desktop or make changes to allow the render feature to work correctly
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How many VMware View Desktops are sharing the K2 Graphic Cards ?

512MB of memory is not a lot for rendering, the stand alone desktop will have access to more memory.

One thing that can make a real difference, are the drivers the same being used on the Stand alone desktop versus View Desktop.

Also what are the specifications of the stand alone desktop compared to View Desktop, e.g. OS, RAM etc

I would also escalate this directly to nVidia/VMware support this month immediately, as they are promoting K2 and VMware Hoizon View currently.

http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/69289/en-us

have you read and applied this

http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/techpaper/vmware-horizon-view-graphics-acceleration-deployment.pdf
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I only have the option in VIew to go to 515MB of Vidio RAM.  

Stand Alone is Win 7 and 12 cores with  ( 6 witout Hyper threading )

The stand alone does not use the Nvidia card

1  GPU per Desktop

Could graphics cause the CPU to MAX Out
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@RMSource Are you the author of this question? as it was asked by 2KNetworks ?
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No I am with 2K Networks
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You've followed the article to pass through to the VM, and install nVidia Drivers?

Yes, CPU can max out, if it's doing the Render!

Check this also...

https://communities.vmware.com/thread/473578?start=15&tstart=0
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You can check with glview from realtechvr if you have GLSL 3.0 supported
Maybe autodesk just uses your video card as framebuffer and renders on CPU...
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

I resolved the issue
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Please tell in couple of sentences what was the solution/problem
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

Solved issue without Experts help
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Still it is polite to post 1 sentence on how you resolved the issue.
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Guide was helpful
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