An efficient architecture for a virtual desktop system in a Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM) operating environment. In one embodiment, initially, a virtual desktop computer system utilizing one or more host computer systems provides one or more remote display systems with interactive graphics and video capabilities. The host computer system generally manages windows and frames that correspond to remote display systems and manages updating the remote display systems over a network connection. Preferred embodiments include a multi-display processor that is enhanced for VMM operating environments.
VMM operating environments typically consist of different Virtual Machines (VMs) and a control layer known as the Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM) that manages the different VMs. Each VM is typically designed to be unaware of the existence of other VMs and the VMM is designed to provide the necessary abstraction, isolation and coordination between the different VMs to the physical platform hardware.