This technical white paper describes performance considerations and best practices for optimizing the remote user experience with several professional graphics-accelerated applications that are typically used in Higher Education environments.
Organizations in the Higher Education and Career and Technical Education sectors are adopting virtual desktop infrastructure to benefit from centralized management, better security and compliance, and worker mobility. Users in these sectors typically run professional-grade graphics applications that require advanced graphic acceleration by dedicated GPU hardware.
With the changing dynamics of present-day education and the diversity of user situations (such as working from campus or from home), it has become challenging for IT teams to provide a consistent user experience.
This technical white paper describes performance considerations and best practices to optimize the remote user experience on professional graphics-accelerated applications for Higher Education, with a focus on geographic information systems and engineering CAD applications. This paper provides details of performance test results for both baseline local area network (LAN) and remote wide area network user experiences with virtual desktop implementations of Esri's ArcGIS Pro and an Engineering CAD application, on Dell Technologies VDI with NVIDIA virtual GPUs, using NVIDIA’s nVector performance monitoring tool.