The Understated Value of Remote Workstations

Product_Image_RM1630DXYesterday, Cirrascale announced its second generation of GPU rackmount offerings supporting two individual nodes in a 1U chassis. This dual-sled RM1630DX PCoIP enabled workstation solution is perfect for supporting those a large installations on the trading floor, a command and control center, a call center, or a large number of design engineers. So how is it any different from regular workstations? Well, these are REMOTE workstations, and that in and of itself is what makes these offering so freakin’ cool.

By removing the workstation (or sometimes multiple workstations) from the desk to the data center, it provides your users with a clean and noise free environment. In addition, security of physical and data assets are increased, management of desktops are improved, and therefore becomes less complex, while moves, adds and changes become as simple as a mouse click. Because all software lies safely inside central systems, no one can tamper with service quality or introduce malware based on application infiltration. The PCoIP security module leverages the AES 256 and NSA Suite B cyphers, which meet the highest level of security required by governments. So basically, remote AND secure.

But, I know what you’re thinking… “What about performance?” And THIS is where people really think that they’ll notice the difference. In fact, this is probably going to sound way too good to be true, but it’s not. Teradici’s powerful host processors enable user’s of Cirrascale’s High Performance Workstations (HPW), like the RM1630DX, to move Windows or Linux workstations into the data center and connect with a PCoIP zero client remotely without impacting application performance. Created for IT managers who are looking for a secure, reliable and easy-to-manage solution, these solutions meets the needs of designers who have dedicated computers with graphically demanding applications and expect the highest in performance. With the Tera2 host processor family, maximum performance of 250 megapixels per second (Mpps) enable full screen resolutions of up to 2560×1600 with dual-monitors or 1920×1200 with quad-monitors. Additionally, application refresh rates up to 60 frames per second (fps) ensures the best remote user experience possible. Impressive,right?

The PCoIP on the central source, compresses, encrypts and rapidly transports image pixels to PCoIP end-user devices. They in turn decompress, decrypt and display the image on a screen. From a user’s perspective, there is no difference between working with a local computer loaded with software and a zero client receiving the image of the software running via PCoIP. We’ve streamed high-def videos over ethernet with very impressive results.

So now you have a remote solution, that’s secure and provides the performance unmatched in any other remote solution.

The Cirrascale RM1630DX allows for use of the latest and greatest full-sized GPU cards, including the AMD FirePro™ 5000 remote workstation card. or even an NVIDIA Quadro K6000. These solutions can help accelerate back-end and front-end hardware performance to provide high resolution, full frame-rate 3D graphics and high definition streaming media. Power users can work across multiple displays, enjoy the benefits of USB peripherals, as well as send and receive high-definition audio.

To learn more about our the next generation RM1630DX, you can visit our website… or if you prefer to watch a video on PCoIP and learn more about Cirrascale ‘s overall value add, then watch this nifty video on our YouTube channel.

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