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VMware View 5 Desktop Virtualization Solutions by Andre Leibovici, Jason Langone

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Compute considerations

Compute is typically not an area of failure in most VDI projects, but it is still important to understand the computing requirements of an organization before implementing a final design. Programs that can cause unforeseen failure from a compute perspective are as follows:

  • Dragon Medical/Dragon Naturally Speaking
  • Defense Connect Online
  • AutoCAD
  • Eclipse IDE

For VDI solutions that will be based on Windows XP, one vCPU can likely be used to address most basic computing needs. However, for VDI solutions leveraging Windows Vista, or more importantly Windows 7, two vCPUs may be necessary to ensure a favorable end user experience.

For the most accurate calculation of CPU requirements, a proper assessment of the environment should be ...

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