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Re: [Xen-users] Intel CPU Comparison

On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 7:30 PM,  <ray@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I will require GUIs for most of my VMs.  I have been searching and
> participating in threads relative to PCI pass throuh and found some
> information - there are a lot of problems but only a few individuals
> bring forth their findings - very valuable.

GUI does not equal GPU passthru.

In virtualization, VM's GUI is often accessed remotely (e.g.
rdesktop/vnc). In that case, you don't need GPU passthru. Actually,
you don't even need a GPU at all (IIRC some old sun x86 server don't
even have a GPU).

Usually you'll need GPU pasthru ONLY if you xen on your
desktop/notebook, and directly use the monitor/keyboard/mouse to do
something 3d-related (e.g play game) on the domU directly. For most
other cases, remote console will be enough.

> What kind of remote console might a mother board support?

Not sure about desktop. For servers, for example HP as ILO, DELL has
DRAC, etc. There's also KVM over IP.


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