Paper: 3D Graphics for Virtual Desktops Smackdown

Posted by Kenneth van Surksum   |   Friday, April 11th, 2014   |  

PQR, a dutch technology company has released a paper titled:"3D Graphics for Virtual Desktops Smackdown". The paper which contains 139 pages is written by virtualization experts, Benny Tritsch, Ruben Spruijt, and Shawn Bass. The paper provides a thorough, independent, and well-researched technical deep dive into strategy, vendors, solutions, features, qualifying questions, and much more about what technologists need to know about 3D Graphics for Virtual Desktops.

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The paper contains the following sections:

  • Introduction
  • About
  • Tomorrow’s Workspace
  • Desktop Virtualization 101
  • 3D Graphics for virtual desktops, strategy
  • 3D Graphics for virtual desktops
  • 3D Graphics for virtual desktops concepts
  • Remoting Protocol turned inside out
  • 3D Graphics for virtual desktops vendors and their solutions
  • 3D Graphics for virtual desktops enabling technology, GPU, CPU
  • 3D Graphics for virtual desktops enabling technology, IaaS
  • 3D Graphics for virtual desktops enabling technology, Remote Graphics
  • 3D Graphics for virtual desktops enabling technology, 3rd party software solutions
  • 3D Graphics for virtual desktops enabling technology, feature comparison
  • Application supportability
  • Testlab
  • Smackdown 3D graphics solutions, video recordings
  • Notes from the field
  • 3D Graphics benchmark, – applications and various tools
  • Conclusion

This whitepaper is by no means a complete coverage of all offerings in this space, but over time it will be enhanced and will ideally become the reference document for high end graphics for virtualdesktop and application delivery. Currently, the most complete on-premises desktop and application delivery strategy is offered by a combination of Citrix and NVidia. That being said, there is rapid innovation in this field and we expect that the gap will be closed by the other vendors in this space in a short amount of time. It’s a very exciting time for rich graphics in virtual desktops.


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