Research Infrastructure

iCSF Graphics/Viz Capability

The iCSF now has a graphics/viz. capability.

This capability is based on three AMD GPUs and works with a new Research Virtual Desktop Service (RVMS) node which is tied closely to iCSF nodes:

  • the network latency between this RVMS node and the GPU host is low;
  • and bandwidth is high and uncontended.
  • Furthermore, network traffic from RVMS node to users’ desktop is heavily compressed (the RVMS uses NX/X2GO).

The combination of these features means that remote work with 3D graphics is now possible on the iCSF and offers comparable performance to a local GPU system.

More information is available on using the iCSF GPU Node.

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