Rachel Berry

  1. Citrix supports NVIDIA GRID™ vGPU™ for XenApp!

    Today I’m pleased to announce support for NVIDIA vGPU for XenApp on Citrix XenServer. Citrix has supported GPU-sharing for XenApp for a long while now, for NVIDIA (and other vendors) GPUs, on vSphere, XenServer and Physical servers. This support complements the existing GPU-sharing for XenApp feature based upon GPU-passthrough; whereby one GPU is passed through to one XenApp windows server VM, the sharing occurs in the ...

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  2. vGPU and GPU passthrough for NVIDIA GRID – Unify on Citrix XenDesktop – Hello to the K160Q, K180Q and K280Q!

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    Citrix introduced architectural changes with XenDesktop 7.6 that on-going, will allow Citrix XenServer and/or NVIDIA GPU/vGPU enhancements to be automatically available to XenDesktop. Previously, the introduction of new vGPU types or GPU cards from NVIDIA had required a XenServer hotfix e.g. to use the K120Q and K220Q vGPU types designed for scalability back in March.   Last week saw the release by NVIDIA of two new vGPU ...

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  3. Free Partner Webinar – Citrix XenApp & XenDesktop HDX (3D Pro) with NVIDIA vGPU, GPU Passthrough – Thursday 20 Nov. 2014

    Join Us and special guest NVIDIA GRID, GPU guru - Jason Southern! For this technical Webinar workshop where industry experts will take you through a technical deep dive on the HDX 3D Pro technology with vGPU and GPU passthrough. This webinar will take you into a technical deep dive On the options available under HDX 3D Pro, how to configure them and best practices for implementation. This will be a ...

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  4. Citrix Studio Templates – Help Needed – Out-of-the-box Configuration for XenDesktop and XenApp

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    There was a very neat mechanism introduced into Citrix Studio a while ago called Studio templates. Recently, I got asked about the “High Definition User Experience” template. I didn’t actually know about it and once I investigated, I got very interested.   What are Templates? In Citrix Studio next to the “Policies” tab, the next tab is “Templates”. The idea is you can create, save and load templates ...

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  5. Broadening 3D application display compatibility in XenDesktop – blacklisting, an interim workaround

    I was recently asked about a little-known workaround we sometimes use to overcome rare compatibility issues between our 3D driver and certain applications. When we become aware of these issues we work as fast as possible with the 3rd party vendor to rectify the issue and ensure future versions or ours and theirs resolve the issue in whichever product (or both) the incompatibility has arisen. ...

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  6. HDX 3D Pro VDA – Experimental Support For Full Screen Apps

    One of the nice things about being a Product Manager is that people are ALWAYS asking you for really good stuff and telling you exciting ideas as to how you could improve the products! At Synergy in May 2014, I was chased around the conference by CTPs (Citrix Technology Professionals) Dane Young and Thomas Popplegaard asking for support for full screen applications. This has been ...

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  7. Germany – A Big Citrix Family – New Cologne Regional User Group!

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    Timm Brochhaus and Helge Klein (Citrix Technology Professional) have just founded the Virtualization Community North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). You can find them on Facebook. Timm and Helge are looking to attract people from the greater Cologne area (NRW stands for North Rhine-Westphalia, the state Cologne belongs to), to take attend and speak at regular local events on Citrix, VMware and other virtualisation technologies. The first meeting of VCNRW ...

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  8. A beginner’s bookshelf for virtualising CAD/CAE/PLM, from the graphics up… a dirty dozen!

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    My background is in geometric kernel engineering for CAD/CAE/PLM working for the best part of a decade on the Parasolid kernel at Siemens PLM. After that I moved onto the engineering project at Citrix to virtualise GPUs (vGPU) with our joint collaboration with NVIDIA using their GRID technologies. As such I’m one of a number of people hired at Citrix over the last few years ...

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  9. Citrix Universal Print Server (UPS) – What’s changed in 2014 and what to expect going forward

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    Sometimes as a product manager you see a technology that is either so cutting edge or fundamental that you have to add it to your portfolio.  I joined the Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp, HDX Product Management team as product manager for “HDX Graphics” to expand my remit beyond the GPU accelerated projects I’d been working on such as integrating NVIDIA vGPU and enabling GPU adoption ...

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  10. What’s new for XenApp and XenDesktop with UPS 7.6!

    Check out the new printing chapter in the Virtual Desktop Handbook for lots of information and design advice!

    Citrix XenDesktop 7.6 included the release of a new version of the Citrix Universal Print Server, UPS 7.6; with this release our test results showed very significant improvements in the software, including: Stability at a sustained load of about 50 print jobs per minute Excellent recovery from periods of stress/overload Protocol efficiency optimizations (reduced chattiness) resulting in a better user experience (opening the Print dialog is about 6 ...

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