Best practices for sizing and configuring solutions requiring graphics accelerators include:
- Virtual PC licenses support up to 2 GB of video buffer and up to 2 x 4K monitors to cover most traditional VDI users. Maximum node density for graphics accelerated use can typically be calculated as the available video buffer per node divided by the video buffer size.
- 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.