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November 7, 2013

Teradici Announces New PCoIP Hardware Accelerator

BURNABY, British Columbia, Nov. 7 – Teradici, the developer of the PCoIP protocol, today announced general availability of the Teradici PCoIP Hardware Accelerator for HP ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8) Blade Servers. Tested and certified for ProLiant BL460c Gen8 and WS460c Gen8 Blade Servers, the hardware accelerator is available now through Teradici’s worldwide network of reseller partners.

With today’s news, Teradici and HP are bringing the benefits of PCoIP hardware acceleration to a broader base of end users in virtualized computing environments. The PCoIP Hardware Accelerator for HP ProLiant Gen8 Blade Servers reduces server CPU utilization and complements physical GPU support in VMware Horizon View deployments to deliver a robust virtual computing experience to users of the most demanding, graphically-intensive applications.

“Users have come to expect uncompromised access to media-rich content and high-end graphics applications, even at peak usage times on virtual desktops,” said Olivier Favre, director of product management, Teradici. “With the new Hardware Accelerator for HP ProLiant Gen8 Blade Servers, corporate IT managers can cost-effectively maximize the number of virtual machines placed on HP blade servers with VMware Horizon View, while ensuring a consistent, high-performance computing experience across all users, at all times and regardless of task or activity level.”

“Today’s design firms, film studios, architectural practices and related businesses are demanding the same rich graphics experience they’re accustomed to with dedicated desktop workstations,” said Dr. Jon Peddie, president of Jon Peddie Research. “When paired with a physical GPU, Teradici’s PCoIP Hardware Accelerator offloads screen compression cycles from the CPU to ensure uncompromised visual computing performance in virtualized environments. With today’s announcement, Teradici is addressing pent-up demand for a solution that fulfills this need, specifically for HP ProLiant BL460c Gen8 and WS460c Gen8 Blade Servers.”

The Teradici PCoIP Hardware Accelerator (APEX 2800) dramatically increases the frames per second delivered to the zero client, by up to 100 percent, when coupled with a physical GPU. Since its introduction in February 2012, the hardware accelerator product line has been broadly adopted in a variety of VDI environments in which high quality graphical performance is paramount. For example:

  • Jacobs Technology is enabling a federal agency to better serve citizens at a highly-trafficked airport by making highly-secure, “forensic-quality” video surveillance footage accessible to airport personnel on any device, any time.
  • At Lambton College students and faculty are running graphic-intensive applications and programs from any of the PCoIP zero clients, thin clients and PCs in classrooms and labs across campus with full confidence of a high-quality VDI experience and without impacting their consolidation ratio target.
  • And, the IT team at Florida Atlantic University has virtualized all desktops at the College of Engineering and Computer Science, and achieved an increase in frames-per-second delivered to the end point by more than 80 percent – without having to add more vCPU or reduce VDI consolidation ratio.

About Teradici

Teradici technology is the fabric of the virtual workspace. It powers the spectrum of local, remote, mobile and collaborative work styles, fundamentally simplifying how computing is provisioned, managed and used.

Teradici PCoIP technology is deployed throughout virtual and cloud environments, in zero clients, hardware accelerators, standalone workstations and mobile devices. Simple, green, and cost-effective, the Teradici PCoIP virtual workspace architecture delivers a secure, high-definition, highly responsive computing experience.

Teradici customers benefit from a broad PCoIP ecosystem of innovative products and services, and include Fortune 500 enterprises and institutions around the world, local and federal government agencies, and cloud and service providers. Teradici was founded in 2004, and is headquartered in British Columbia.

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Source: Teradici