Benchmarking Measuring True Virtual Desktop User Experience at Scale Wednesday, October 17 12:00-1:30 PM 209 Illini Union
Summary: In the fast-changing desktop world, we are witnessing increasing use of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) deployments due to better manageability and security. For a smooth transition from physical desktops to VDI desktops, it requires significant investment in design and maintenance of both hardware and software layers to adequately support the user base. To understand and precisely characterize both the software and hardware layers requirements, we need representative VDI workloads and precise measurement techniques to characterize true virtual desktop user experience. To this end, we present several novel measurement techniques to measure the end-user response time for variety of workloads including typical office user applications, video playback, 3D graphics workloads, and interactive operations. This talk also highlights the potential of these tools and techniques by using them to analyze the performance of VDI solutions (including VMware ViewT) in a variety of network environments.
Bio: Banit Agrawal is a Sr. Performance engineer in R&D engineering team at VMware. He is currently working on the display protocols performance characterization using suite of display benchmarks, View Planner (workload generator for large scale VDI deployments), and performance troubleshooting. He has a PhD degree in Computer Science from University of California, Santa Barbara, a Masters degree from UC, Riverside, and a BTech degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Dr. Agrawal was a recipient of a Best Paper Award in the International Symposium on Code Generation and Optimization (CGO) 2006, a Best Paper Nomination in the 39th Annual IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture, 2006, and an IEEE Micro Top Pick Award in Computer Architecture Conferences in 2006.