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Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solutions provide a scalable and efficient alternative to providing a standalone PC to each user. VDI has been deployed for high-end 3D CAD for over a decade. The benefits include faster model loads over high-speed data center networks, improved security and data leak prevention which enhances intellectual property protection. The HPE ProLiant WS460c Gen9 graphics blade server for HPE BladeSystem integrates NVIDIA technology to provide high-performance virtualization of graphics functions, thus positioning VDI as a viable solution to demanding graphics applications such as 3D computer-aided design (CAD) and visualization.

HPE commissioned Tolly to evaluate the VDI performance of the HPE ProLiant WS460c blade handling graphics-intensive tasks. Tests were conducted using virtualized Microsoft Windows 10 systems running on a VMware ESX 6.0 host.

To illustrate the capability and scalability of the HPE/NVIDIA solution, Tolly ran the SPECviewperf12 suite of performance tests (“viewsets”) on the solution.

Tests showed that the HPE/NVIDIA solution delivers effective virtualization of intense graphics functions thus providing a scalable virtualization solution for graphics-intensive users.

To read the full version of the HPE BladeSystem Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure Performance Evaluation please visit: http://tolly.com/DocDetail.aspx?DocNumber=217106

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