Dogs Of War Vu

Sim/Strategy/War => Games Discussion => Virtual Battlespace (V.B.S.) => Topic started by: Asid on September 18, 2015, 02:47:17 PM

Title: VBS3 with VMware Horizon and NVIDIA GRID
Post by: Asid on September 18, 2015, 02:47:17 PM
VBS3 with VMware Horizon and NVIDIA GRID

Published on 15 Sep 2015

Learn how simulated environments are delivered with higher-performance and immersive 3D graphics using Bohemia Interactive Simulations powered by VMware Horizon and NVIDIA GRID.

Horizon 6 has seen huge traction in the education space, allowing teachers to easily administer student desktops in a centralized manner whilst giving students the freedom to access their lab or desktop from anywhere on any device. With the introduction of NVIDIA GRID vGPU in vSphere 6.0, Horizon 6 can now support 3D application workloads. Combine education and 3D and you get the Training and Simulation use case.

Training and Simulation is used across federal government, emergency response, defense and many other areas to ensure employees are trained and rehearsed in realistic and immersive scenarios. Increasingly, organizations are using lower cost Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) solutions to provide this immersive training capability. “Virtual” training can often be 1/10th of the cost of live training, yet provide the training fidelity required.

In our next post, we’ll explore virtualizing COTS solutions for training and simulation in greater depth and demonstrate our test results running Bohemia’s Virtual Battlespace 3 on VMware Horizon 6.

More here:
Title: Re: VBS3 with VMware Horizon and NVIDIA GRID
Post by: Asid on September 24, 2015, 07:56:32 PM
Bringing New Meaning to “Mission-Critical” – Powered by VMware Horizon and NVIDIA GRID – part 2

In our last post, we introduced how VMware Horizon with NVIDIA GRID is enabling the delivery of “serious workloads” like battlespace simulations that train civilian and military personnel, and the rise of Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) solutions to deliver this capability.

An example of a lower cost COTS solution is the widely deployed Bohemia Interactive Simulations Virtual Battlespace 3 (VBS3). This product is used across many countries to ensure civilian and military personnel can train on virtual equipment, vehicles and scenarios. It also allows different organizations to participate in joint large-scale virtual scenarios. This approach to training and simulation is often referred to as “Serious Games”, leveraging common consumer gaming technology to provide professional simulation solutions.

Using VMware Horizon 6 and NVIDIA GRID-enabled vSphere 6.0 servers, VMware and NVIDIA tested Bohemia Interactive Simulation’s Virtual Battlespace 3 (VBS3). In our tests we discovered that out of the box (without optimization) the virtual desktop performed as well if not better than a physical counterpart. Our test results are covered in more detail later in this blog–however, here’s a video that demonstrates our tests in action.

See more here: