[THIN] Re: RDP faster than ICA?

  • From: "Braebaum, Neil" <neil.braebaum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'" <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2002 09:36:05 +0100

Traditionally (not sure if the latest incarnations of RDP or ICA have
changed this much), RDP could be faster at full screen updates, whereas ICA
could be much faster at partial screen updates.

In translation, at LAN type connection speeds, there's probably little in it
- perhaps tipping the wink to RDP. At true WAN type, and slower, speeds, ICA
*should* be notably better performing.

As always, YMMV, and individual apps and expectations will vary.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Kenzig [mailto:jimkenz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
> Sent: 08 August 2002 19:29
> To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [THIN] Re: RDP faster than ICA?
> What are you basing the word faster on? Faster logon time,  
> faster response in opening and closing applications, faster 
> response in Latency inside of applications?  Have you applied 
> speedscreen to Citrix? Are you clients tweaked for maximum 
> performance.  Are they on the latest version?
> Citrix takes up much less bandwidth then RDP and because of 
> the various algorythms used by ICA to eliminate unnecessary 
> screen redraws is inherently faster.

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