Autodesk University
Industry Talk    AS227167
4 Years of GPU-Accelerated VDI for AEC
Autodesk University
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We’ll present a case study on 4 years of virtual desktop infrastructure and virtual graphics processing unit (vGPU) in an architectural, engineering, and construction firm of more than 50 people—from testing, design, and proof of concept to deployment of the latest Pascal-powered setup in production. We'll cover the progressions of vGPU alongside the XenDesktop environment as it relates to delivering AutoCAD software, Revit software, and SketchUp software, as well as knowledge worker apps for our employees. We'll explain why we made the decisions we did, and help inform others on the same path.

Key Learnings

  • Understand the technology requirements to run Revit and AutoCAD in a virtualized environment
  • Understand the benefits of centralizing designer workloads
  • Understand the process used to design a POC environment in order to deliver AEC workloads through VDI
  • Understand the ability of a virtualized workstation to dynamically meet the needs of your designers



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