This reference architecture guide describes technical considerations and best practices for sharing GPU resources and accelerating VDI and AI workloads on the same infrastructure in a healthcare environment, in what may be considered as a “VDI by day, compute by night” model.
The design integrates VMware Horizon 8 software on Dell EMC VxRail, with VMware vSAN storage and VMware vSphere virtualization, and uses NVIDIA RTX 8000 GPUs and NVIDIA Quadro vDWS software to create GPU-accelerated virtual application and desktop environments.
By implementing a shared common platform for VDI and AI workloads that increases GPU utilization, organizations in the healthcare industry can lower their TCO, improve the mobility of their employees, and experience high performance for both VDI graphics and AI workloads, thereby improving the overall efficiency of their day-to-day operating environment.
Modern IT infrastructure from Dell Technologies helps facilitate next-generation medical imaging applications by providing critical solutions and partnerships that allow healthcare organizations to balance clinical requirements with the resources needed to deliver a unified medical imaging solution. Shifting from disconnected departmental PACS instances to interoperable medical imaging solutions allows clinicians, researchers, and healthcare systems to:
- Ingest and analyze data in real time
- Retain images based on regulatory and compliance requirements, thereby limiting potential liability exposure
- Seamlessly share data with collaborators, patients, payers, and other healthcare-life science organizations, thereby improving outcomes.
Dell Technologies has extensive experience in VDI solutions and a wide selection of compute, storage, and networking for VDI. Our tested and validated Dell EMC Ready Solutions for VDI, based on VMware Horizon and configured with NVIDIA vGPUs, offer exceptional graphics performance and predictable cost, and provide a single vendor support experience.
With VDI solutions from Dell Technologies, you can streamline the design and implementation process, and be assured that you have a solution that is optimized for performance, density, and cost-effectiveness.