[Thinlinc-technical] VirtualGL experience?
hassanmadni911 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 20 17:16:05 CET 2016
Hey please stop Emailing me, I am not the person you are looking for
On Mon, Nov 21, 2016 at 9:07 PM, Carsten Rose <carsten.rose at math.uzh.ch>
> Dear Rob
> which GPUs are you using for your tests with GNOME-3 ?
> We've cancel'd the project at the moment :-(
> The test evironment (Ubuntu 16.04) has been configured with a low cost
> Nvidia GeForce 210 (MSI N210) - but we can't recommend that card, cause
> sometimes we saw pixel garbage (BUT: not sure if the card was the problem).
> We ran three sessions on that host for roughly two weeks. Beside the pixel
> garbage, all other run's smoothly (fantastic feeling).
> FYI: Another department runs a small 'red had' based thinlinc setup. They
> also used a standard low cost Nvidia GPU without any hassle and expecially
> without any complicated configuration - they just installed the virtual-gl
> package, granted access to all users, and voila, the Thinlinc Gnome
> session run's hardware accelerated. They didn't reported any pixel garbage
> so far. But that is a test setup with only one session on a standard PC.
> The reason for us to cancel the project:
> - Mate on Ubuntu 16.04 still run's smoothly (even without HW accelleration)
> - At the moment we run 18 VMs as vsmagent's on KVM, for our thinlinc setup
> (200 Sessions). We have no experience (even it is possible in general) to
> assign GPUs on the bare metal to a VM. If GPU/VM assignment is not possible
> in KVM, this means we loose our cloud for thinlinc.
> - Our baremetals do not have PCI slots for GPUs - this means we need new
> hardware for this setup (that's no option for us in 2016/2017)
> - No idea about stability of Ubuntu 16.04 with VirtualGL - we won't buy
> new hardware just to realize that something will crash all the time - we
> have to test it deeply.
> How many such sessions do you feel can be supported by a single GPU ?
> - No idea
> - We've found no monitoring tools for the Nvidia GPU to meassure the load
> - probably there is nothing like 'top' for Nvidia GPUs.
> - At least the three sessions over the two weeks never lacked!!!
> Sorry for no better answers.
> Carsten Rose
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