Mastering voodoo: Building Linux VDI for Deep Learning workloads, Part 2

In this previous post, I described the first attempt to build a VDI platform for Deep Learning Applications. This post aggregates the information I used to build Linux Virtual Desktops for AI and Data Science. It’s a live-blog, which means I will update it when the process changes. Building and Provisioning the desktop The first step is to fully set up Horizon to use Linux Desktops. The following guide is... Read more


Lightboard Series: VMware Horizon DaaS

In this post in the Lightboard Series, I would like to dive into VMware Horizon DaaS. For those who don’t know what Horizon DaaS is, it’s VMware’s Desktop-as-a-Service solution that can be used by service providers to provide their customers or resellers with a multi-tenant VDI from the cloud offering. VMware acquired Desktone in 2013, which lead to the development of this stack. For a while, customers could run desktops... Read more

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Lightboard Series: NVIDIA vGPU part 1

In the past 2 years, I’ve recorded quite a number of lightboard videos. In a series of blog posts, I would like to highlight the videos and explain some background behind the video and technologies used. This post is about NVIDIA vGPU and contains a deep dive into how NVIDIA vGPU, VMware Horizon, and VMware vSphere work together. The history of Graphical Acceleration in VMware Horizon In this first video,... Read more

New year, new focus

Let me start by wishing you all a happy new year! I hope you had great holidays and just like me, you are fully charged to kick off 2020 with a big bang! A big bang, in my case, means that as of today I will start in a new role at ITQ Consultancy as Technologist with a focus on End-User Computing (EUC), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things... Read more

My session picks for VMworld US 2019

The VMworld session scheduler for the US version in San Francisco was released this week, which means it’s agenda building time! More then ever, VMworld has tons of sessions that are really interesting and it might be hard to pick. I tried and this post contains some of my favourites. Let start with my own two sessions: How GPU-Assisted ML for Medical Research Proved to Be a Force for Good... Read more

Product review: eG Enterprise by eG Innovations

In the past you might have read quite some articles about monitoring solutions on my blog. I believe monitoring is essential to any solution that needs to be compliant to a Service Level Agreement (SLA). If you agree to something, let’s say your application needs to have a minimum uptime of 99,9%, you need to be in control of all of the components that might impact that number. If a... Read more

VDI Design Essentials: Assessing Applications with Liquidware Stratusphere UX

Let me start this blog by saying that applications and VDI are a shit storm. The easiest way to design and build VDI, is from a greenfield perspective, where you have the choice to pick the applications you would like to add. But if that were the case, why would you design VDI in the first place? Wouldn’t it be better to go for a Digital Workspace solution like VMware... Read more