FastDesk: A remote desktop virtualization system for multi-tenant

Song, T, Wang, J, Wu, J, Ma, R, Liang, A, Gu, T and Qi, Z 2018, 'FastDesk: A remote desktop virtualization system for multi-tenant', Future Generation Computer Systems, vol. 81, pp. 478-491.


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Title FastDesk: A remote desktop virtualization system for multi-tenant
Author(s) Song, T
Wang, J
Wu, J
Ma, R
Liang, A
Gu, T
Qi, Z
Year 2018
Journal name Future Generation Computer Systems
Volume number 81
Start page 478
End page 491
Total pages 14
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract Classical remote desktop systems are considered for a single host, thus hindering their applicability on virtualization environment. Remote desktop virtualization is rising in the recent years as a new advanced extension to virtualization technology. However, existing remote desktop virtualization solutions introduce weak performance in relation to response time, video quality, and cost saving. This paper proposes a novel remote desktop virtualization system for multi-tenant, namely FastDesk, which is based on a server-push mode streaming mechanism and a heuristic virtual desktop placement algorithm. Through extensive experiments, the results show that FastDesk outperforms other popular platforms in terms of bandwidth with less than 2 Mbps and 94% video quality. Meanwhile, it creates the minimal resource wastage compared with other virtual machine placement algorithms. Furthermore, the proposed FastDesk achieves low CPU utilization, low bandwidth and good scalability. At last, to widen its applicability, FastDesk has been implemented on VirtualBox for running 3D programs.
Subject Distributed Computing not elsewhere classified
Computer Software not elsewhere classified
Information Systems not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Remote desktop virtualization
Remote display
Virtualization system
DOI - identifier 10.1016/j.future.2017.07.001
Copyright notice © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
ISSN 0167-739X
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