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Teradici "Alta" Zero Clients, now with UHD support:
posted by Saker Klippsten  on Nov. 16, 2016, 1:50 p.m. (3 years, 8 months, 18 days ago)
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http://connect.teradici.com/blog/meet-alta-the-newest-pcoip-zero-client

"We expect our OEM partners to begin shipping Alta PCoIP Zero Clients alongside their existing Tera2-based Zero Clients early next year, both in traditional Zero Client form factors and as wireless-enabled laptops."


From what I heard it should be compatible connecting to a tera2 hostcard but there is no new UHD4k Hostcards.It will be using the PCoiP Access Software to do that.When I spoke to them at Siggraph they were currently working on making it multi-threaded. Right now it uses a single core to do the encoding. I think it has a max frame rate of 30ftps which is why they were working on making it multithreaded to get it up to 60+ which is a requirement for us.
http://www.teradici.com/products-and-solutions/pcoip-products/remote-workstation-solutions

If it works.. it will be nice not needing a hostcard. Which will allow for new form-factors. :)You will not get BIOS access etc.. since its software based it will be more akin to RDP access. when the system is fully up on the OS Level.
-S




On Wed, Nov 16, 2016 at 10:21 AM, Jean-Francois Panisset <panisset@gmail.com> wrote:
From:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/11/16/teradici_alta/

"Teradici's new new range of Alta zero clients with Socionext's silicon inside are gruntier than their predecessors. The new boxen can drive a pair of 4K monitors, include WiFi, USB 3.0 and the choice of DisplayPort or HDMI."

http://www.teradici.com/products-and-solutions/pcoip-products/zero-clients

Perhaps worryingly I'm not seeing a corresponding "Alta" host card:

http://www.teradici.com/products-and-solutions/pcoip-products/remote-workstation-solutions/remote-workstation-card

Hopefully that will show up soon? Also haven't found any info on any compatibility between Tera2 and Alta devices.

JF


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Response from Jean-Francois Panisset @ Nov. 16, 2016, 3:35 p.m.
The nice thing about the host card is that it was fully transparent: if you can see the pixels on the DVI / DP output, it will work. Software solutions often seem to trip on something (especially when OpenGL is involved), can get broken by new GFX drivers... Better make sure you are buying machines with some kind of out-of-band management interface, guess will have to spring for iDRAC Enterprise licenses... I'm also not keen on having to deal with one more obtuse licensing scheme, yearly renewals, subscriptions... At least with the hostcard you buy it once and don't have to worry about that stuff.

But I guess it was inevitable, the economics of niche hardware that needs to not be too expensive are difficult.

JF




On Wed, Nov 16, 2016 at 10:46 AM, Saker Klippsten <sakerk@gmail.com> wrote:
http://connect.teradici.com/blog/meet-alta-the-newest-pcoip-zero-client

"We expect our OEM partners to begin shipping Alta PCoIP Zero Clients alongside their existing Tera2-based Zero Clients early next year, both in traditional Zero Client form factors and as wireless-enabled laptops."


From what I heard it should be compatible connecting to a tera2 hostcard but there is no new UHD4k Hostcards.It will be using the PCoiP Access Software to do that.When I spoke to them at Siggraph they were currently working on making it multi-threaded. Right now it uses a single core to do the encoding. I think it has a max frame rate of 30ftps which is why they were working on making it multithreaded to get it up to 60+ which is a requirement for us.
http://www.teradici.com/products-and-solutions/pcoip-products/remote-workstation-solutions

If it works.. it will be nice not needing a hostcard. Which will allow for new form-factors. :)You will not get BIOS access etc.. since its software based it will be more akin to RDP access. when the system is fully up on the OS Level.
-S




On Wed, Nov 16, 2016 at 10:21 AM, Jean-Francois Panisset <panisset@gmail.com> wrote:
From:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/11/16/teradici_alta/

"Teradici's new new range of Alta zero clients with Socionext's silicon inside are gruntier than their predecessors. The new boxen can drive a pair of 4K monitors, include WiFi, USB 3.0 and the choice of DisplayPort or HDMI."

http://www.teradici.com/products-and-solutions/pcoip-products/zero-clients

Perhaps worryingly I'm not seeing a corresponding "Alta" host card:

http://www.teradici.com/products-and-solutions/pcoip-products/remote-workstation-solutions/remote-workstation-card

Hopefully that will show up soon? Also haven't found any info on any compatibility between Tera2 and Alta devices.

JF


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