Paper: HP Hardware Accelerated Graphics for Desktop Virtualization

HP has released a paper titled:"HP Hardware Accelerated Graphics for Desktop Virtualization" The paper which contains 32 pages provides an overview of the concepts and implementation of hardware accelerated VDI environments by HP and its virtualization partners.

The paper explains the differences between the following Hardware accelerated graphic solutions:

  • Bare Metal OS
  • Pass-through GPU
  • Software Virtualized GPU
  • Graphic accelerated desktop sessions and application virtualization
  • Hardware Virtualized GPU – True virtual GPU

Depending on the scenario in which GPU acceleration is used, either pass-through, software virtualized or hardware virtualized GPU can be used.


The paper contains the following sections:

  • Hardware accelerated graphics for desktop virtualization concepts and technology
  • Planning considerations for implementing hardware accelerated desktop virtualization technologies
  • The HP WS460c Gen8 Graphics Server Blade
  • HP WS460c Gen8 Graphics Server Blade Overview, Configuration and Support Guidelines
  • Platform specific version and configuration recommendations
  • Complete the solution with HP Thin Clients
  • Choosing the best graphics hardware and client virtualization solution
  • Alternative remoting protocols and brokers
  • Resources