[THIN] Re: thin client deployment in a school

Rick,

 

How come I am not surprised that you have a daughter that does that!!?!



Good point, I was thinking in the context of a recent college project we did
where VDI was sufficient for such applications because they were simply
doing basic learning labs. If you are doing extensive rendering type of
workloads then I agree that you probably need dedicated workstations with
capable resources in CPU, MEM and graphics.

 

Although don't forget that a typical VDI server is (4) Quad core CPU's so
there are plenty of light and med workloads that work pretty well too!!

 

 

Steve Greenberg

Thin Client Computing

34522 N. Scottsdale Rd D8453

Scottsdale, AZ 85266

(602) 432-8649

www.thinclient.net

steveg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

 

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From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Rick Mack
Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 4:59 PM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: thin client deployment in a school

 

Hi Steve,

 

My daughter runs Maya at home and her quad core AMD with a high end graphics
card has to work pretty hard to do some of the rendering. 3D Max isn't any
better so I'd have to say that neither of them belong on a shared
environment, TS or VDI. That automatically makes a case for either using fat
clients and something like PVS, or PC blades and 3D graphics display-capable
protocol/thin clients. In the latter case you're looking at RGS or PCoIP
with PVS possibly being used for the PC blade provisioning. 

 

If thin clients are the logical choice to keep the expensive hardware away
from students, you don't have a lot of options.

 

Some of the other stuff will most certainly run on VDI or TS but I'd
probably opt for VDI so you could stick to just managing a single
environment (workstations/thin client) on the keep it simple principle.

 

regards,

 

Rick

-- 
Ulrich Mack
Quest Software
Provision Networks Division



 

On Thu, Mar 12, 2009 at 8:55 AM, Steve Greenberg <steveg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

I agree with the idea that for intensive appliations such as Maya and
AutoCad that a mix of TS and VDI is a very strong solution. Use the TS for
general applications to gain the efficiency of the shared servers and use
VDI for apps that require more resources and/or have compatibility/support
issues.

 

I also like Provision Server to PC hardware because you get the best of both
worlds-local graphics performance and compatibility with centralized
mamangment.

 

In *some* cases I think Provisioning Server to PC is a better thin client!!

 

 

Steve Greenberg

Thin Client Computing

34522 N. Scottsdale Rd D8453

Scottsdale, AZ 85266

(602) 432-8649

 <http://www.thinclient.net/> www.thinclient.net

steveg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

 



 





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