[THIN] Re: Excel performance Issue

  • From: Pat Coughlin <strangedog@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 08:55:09 -0500

Look at X64 as well.  The better memory footprint should provide a benifit.

Pat Coughlin
Citrix Goon

On 11/23/11, Andrew Wood <andrew.wood@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I’m working on a similar problem – finance working with 45MB spread sheets
> and complaining that the process is slow.
>
>
>
> However – while tests on the Citrix farm confirmed that calculations times
> are long,  so did  tests on a fat desktop, tests on a laptop, tests on a
> non-citrix server. We could get the calc time down to less than 3 minutes
> if we gave them a dedicated dual quad-core processor box, each. It’s still
> a couple of days to month end, maybe that will happen. Fundamentally, it’s
> a poorly coded spreadsheet.
>
>
>
> While it’s true to say you could use the likes of AppSense to improve
> performance (e.g. to help keep the AppData local to the server), and
> optimise CPU & memory performance (at a far more granular level than you
> can with the “in-house” citrix stuff) it’s not going to turn a sow’s ear
> into a silk purse. Have you done some tests outside of a Citrix
> environment? Just local? What would you like to get the load time down to,
> what is it now?
>
>
>
> Have you considered moving from Office 2003? 2007 & 2010 have a range of
> performance improvements over 2003.
>
>
>
> *From:* thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On
> Behalf Of *scanjam@xxxxxxxxxxx
> *Sent:* 23 November 2011 07:43
> *To:* thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Subject:* [THIN] Re: [THIN] Re: Excel performance Issue
>
>
>
> We had / have a similar.issue for.our.Excel.users (and.only.in excel) and
> it was bad on Ica client 12 and unusable with the receiver. (ica 13) half
> of.finance are still not.running the standard image because.of.this..
>
> We use.appsense EM for.profile.management however...  Is there
> something.that we can.change in appsense Joe?
>
> Cheers!
>
>
> Sent from my HTC
>
> ----- Reply message -----
> From: "Joe Shonk" <joe.shonk@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [THIN] Re: Excel performance Issue
> Date: Wed, Nov 23, 2011 07:00
>
>
>
> Are you using any profile management tools such as AppSense?
>
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>
> Joe
>
>
>
> *From:* thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On
> Behalf Of *Angela Smith
> *Sent:* Tuesday, November 22, 2011 9:58 PM
> *To:* thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Subject:* [THIN] Excel performance Issue
>
>
>
> Hi
>
> I have an interesting issue where some Excel power users are complaining
> about performance on my Windows 2003 XenApp 4.5 farm (x86).  We are running
> Office 2003 and performance is very bad when large XLS files are opened.
>  Its not uncommon for a user to have 2 x Excel + MS Access programs open
> often using around 800Mb RAM.  I did some tests with only 1 user on the
> server and Excel was very slow.  User was using 700MB RAM but no CPU.  The
> XLS file is on the same network as the XenApp server so there are no issues
> here (Gig networking).
>
> Server hardware
> 2 x Quad Core CPU
> 10Gb RAM
>
> Are there any tweaks I can perform to improve performance for Excel?  I
> have a dedicated XenApp Server specifically for my 5 finance users so there
> is plenty of resources
>
> Thanks
> Ang
>
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