Best practices for sizing and configuring solutions requiring graphics accelerators include:
- vPC licenses support up to 2 GB of frame buffer and up to two 4K monitors or a single 5K monitor to cover most traditional VDI users. Maximum node density for graphics-accelerated use can typically be calculated as the available frame buffer per node divided by the frame buffer size.
- The addition of GPU cards does not necessarily reduce CPU utilization. Instead, it enhances the user experience and offloads specific operations best performed by the GPU.
- Dell Technologies recommends using the BLAST protocol for vGPU enabled desktops. NVIDIA GPUs are equipped with encoders that support BLAST.
- Virtual Workstations are typically configured with at least 2 GB video buffer.
- When configuring NVIDIA M10 GPU cards in a solution, Dell Technologies recommends a maximum memory capacity of 768 GB, due to limitations in the Maxwell architecture. Pascal and Turing architectures do not have the same limitation.