Xen - VGA passthrough is the way to go!!!
Hello everybody, long time reader - first time poster here!
So, why has nobody already posted THIS:
Uploaded by ubicloud on May 31, 2011
From Ubisoft Quebec City Studio Cloud Computing Team (currently hiring):
This video presents one of our experiments featuring 2 fully 3D hardware accelerated VMs using Xen and GFX passthrough.
The host is a Lenovo ThinkStation S20 with 2 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 running a xenified (Dom0) version of Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit.
Each VM is running a vanilla Windows XP 32-bit with 4Go of RAM and 4 VCPUs.
The native baseline results are very similar.
The video shows the Unigine Heaven Benchmark 2.5 using the following settings:
• Renderer: DirectX 9
• Resolution: 1680 x 1050
• Shaders: High
• Textures: High
• Filter: Trilinear
• Anisotropy: 4x
• Occlusion: Enabled
• Refraction: Enabled
• Volumetric: Enabled
If you are interested to join our team, please contact: marie-eve.bolduc at ubisoft dot com
What are we actually waiting for?
How can we make this usable for the average Linux "Joe"?