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CS MSc Thesis Zoom Presentation 30 March 2023


Tid: 2023-03-30 13:15 till 14:00
Plats: In Zoom:
Kontakt: birger [dot] swahn [at] cs [dot] lth [dot] se
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One Computer Science MSc thesis to be presented on 30 March

Thursday, 30 March there will be a master thesis presentation in Computer Science at Lund University, Faculty of Engineering.

The presentation will take place in Zoom:

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Presenter: Hexu Huang
Title: An Analysis of Desktop-as-a-Service Implementations​​​​​​​
Examiner: Jonas Skeppstedt​​​​​​​
Supervisors: Flavius Gruian (LTH), Long Qian (Yark Network)

Desktop virtualization is becoming popular among enterprise and institutional customers, resulting in many commercial products like desktop-as-a-service (DaaS). However, the virtual machine (VM) technology typically used in these products has certain performance bottlenecks. This project attempts to introduce an experiment comparing the performance of a minimal prototype of DaaS using VM technology and container technology. Results showed that container-based DaaS outperformed conventional VM-based DaaS in responsiveness and combined resource usage as the number of virtual desktop instances increased. The high availability test showed that both technologies could achieve the expected self-recovery function, with container technology having a slightly faster recovery speed than VM technology. However, container-based DaaS has some limitations, such as no support for Microsoft Windows, inability to transfer sound, and poor graphical user experience. In conclusion, container-based DaaS can replace current VM-based DaaS in specific scenarios like pure Linux desktop environments and automated testing of desktop software.

Link to popular science summary: To be updated