I have a question that I can’t find the answer to, and other people say can’t be done, but I have been running for months now but don’t really understand how it’s running.
I have a single PC with a Ryzen 1600 and a single Vega 56 running Windows 10. A few months back I installed a multiseat program called Aster (not sure if I should post links here but a search for “Aster Multiseat” pulls it right up). It allowed my fiancee and I to both use the computer at the same time through 2 separate workstations on our respective accounts. To my surprise, we can both run separate, demanding videogames at the same time. For example, I can run Battlefield V while she is running heavily modded Skyrim. I’m fact, both games run so well, you never would know the GPU is splitting the load.
Now, I have read quite alot (as well as watched the L1T videos) on the limitations and struggles of GPU resource splitting on virtual machines, SO-IOV, pass-thru, ect. So…how is this working so flawlessly in my case?
Part of my confusion is not knowing how Aster Multiseat works. I can’t find a good description or documentation on how the program is leveraging windows to allow the multiple simultaneous users on a standard Windows 10 install. It doesn’t seem to be a hacked RDP thing, and it doesn’t appear to be virtual machines, I can’t figure it out.
Would you guys have any insight to how my setup with Aster works?