HDX 3D Pro–now requiring half the bandwith

Think your requirements are too tough for desktop virtualization? Think again.

Manufacturers and engineering firms have desktop problems most of us never have to think about. Whether collaborating with design engineers across oceans using advanced CAD/CAM or GIS apps or working out product issues with an iPad on the production floor, the secure, high performance delivery of GPU accelerated 3D applications and desktops with XenDesktop has never been more powerful or efficient.

So why desktop virtualization for these extreme performance graphics?

1. Datasets are getting bigger- As software vendors continue to push the envelope with increasing accurate and sophisticated data models for capturing the “virtual” details behind increasingly complex designs, the data generated and stored against these models continues to grow. As multiple engineers or CAD operators need access to those models, it means moving around large amounts of data. While there are a range of technologies to help deal with big data, it still requires synchronization and increasingly big pipes.

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XenDesktop 5.5 HDX Optimizations & Best Practices

Citrix has released a whitepaper January 5th about XenDesktop 5.5 HDX Optimizations & Best Practices.

Below is a list of the HDX features that were tested extensively as part of this whitepaper:

  • Windows Media Redirection: The playback of video was over both the LAN and WAN has improved in XenDesktop 5.5 due to its ability to dynamically adapt to the available bandwidth and intelligent drop frames while maintaining a synchronized playback with prioritized audio.
  • Flash Redirection: A new version of Flash Redirection is included which improves performance over the WAN along with including support for Linux devices (initially Ubuntu and Fedora). Continue reading “XenDesktop 5.5 HDX Optimizations & Best Practices”