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Graphics-accelerated virtual desktops in education – a boost for the user’s virtual workspace

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Graphics-accelerated virtual desktops in education – a boost for the user’s virtual workspace
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In education there is more than just the basic task worker workloads such as Office. Students and faculty users have an increasing demand for multimedia content and heavier graphic applications in their daily digital learning requirements – this is where our VDI setup has to keep pace and deliver the best user experience possible. Our goal is that the user will see no difference between his virtual and physical workspace.

With the release of Windows 10 and Server 2016 we are planning to upgrade our existing Citrix XenDekstop based VDI environment. At the same time we are testing how GPU would improve the user experience since more and more applications and the new operating systems itself can benefit from GPU acceleration.

Our students and faculty access the virtual desktops and a wide variety of published apps, including some CAD applications and tools for image editing from different types of endpoints. There are Linux driven Thin Clients, private and corporate Windows and Mac Clients as well as many ChromeBooks and different mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones.

Read the entire article here, Graphics-accelerated virtual desktops in education – a boost for the user’s virtual workspace – dready’s Blog

via René Bigler at dreadysblog.wordpress.com.

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René Bigler René Bigler (@dready73 on Twitter), has more than 15 years of experience with the use of ICT in education. Today he works as a System Engineer in the public education sector for a swiss vocational college. His focus is end-user computing in general and Citrix technologies in particular, including a wide variety of hardware and software related technologies such as Nutanix hyperconverged infrastructures, IGEL thin client computing and FSLogix solutions. He shares his real world experiences and knowledge on his blog and on Twitter. René is a Citrix Certified Associate - Virtualization (CCA-V) and an inaugural IGEL Tech Community Insider.

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