Improving the Research Desktop Experience for OpenStack VDI

Integrating Hardware Accelerated Rendering and Remote Transport




Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, hardware accelerated rederring, remote access


Using virtual machines with dedicated rendering and remote access capabilities, virtual workplaces for various usecases can be created, and then accessed from anywhere at any time. If this is to happen on a large scale in the cloud, so-called VDI for the dynamic provision of virtual desktops play an increasingly important role. A sustainable VDI should be freely available to everyone for modification and redistribution at no cost, be scalable, and should support various desktop use cases with different resource requirements. Some use cases involve hundreds of similar VM running in parallel, which requires proper resource planning.


M. Bentele, D. von Suchodoletz, M. Messner, and S. Rettberg, “Towards a GPU-Accelerated open source VDI for OpenStack,” in Cloud Computing, M. R. Khosravi, Q. He, and H. Dai, Eds., Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2022, pp. 149–164, ISBN:978-3-030-99191-3. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-99191-3_12.

M. Bentele, D. von Suchodoletz, M. Messner, and R. Piliszek, A resource-aware scheduling concept for an openstack-based vdi, Accepted for publication at CloudComp 2023 -12th EAI International Conference on Cloud Computing, 2023




Conference Proceedings Volume


Poster presentations II (Call for Papers)
Received 2023-04-27
Accepted 2023-06-30
Published 2023-09-07

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