NVidia has now caught up to the AMD in support for the RemoteFX product of Microsoft. If you have never heard about the RemoteFX previously then it can be described as the best version of the VNC and VirtualGL. When you are present in a corporate environment then you must first deploy some sort of the GPU currently at each of the workstation particularly if you wish to have decent sort of performance under the operating systems of Windows 7 or Windows Vista, which can drive up the costs in a significant manner and can also cause a little bit of an administrative headache from the requirements of power and cooling which can cause the systems to fail a little more faster than what is desired. With the help of the RemoteFX, you can easily deploy the thin clients which can access the GPU hardware that is available remotely.
What RemoteFX can do?
The RemoteFX allows the delivery of a complete client user experience of the Windows to a great range of the client devices that include the rich clients, thin clients as well as the ultra thin clients. This provides a rich user experience for the VDI i.e. the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with the help of providing a virtual adapter of 3D, intelligent codecs as well as the ability for redirecting the USB devices in the virtual machines. The RemoteFX is actually integrated with the protocol of RDP, which allows having the shared encryption, management, authentications as well as the device support. RemoteFX also provides a rich experience for the user when it comes to the session based desktops and also for the RemoteApp programs to a greater range of the client devices.
Nvidia and Microsoft RemoteFX
This is where the RemoteFX from NVIDIA and Microsoft comes in. This is enabled by the GPUs that are server discrete and this solution would be moving the corporate PC workload of the user into the server room and then it would be the duty of the IT manager to service those PC requirements of the user at anytime or anywhere and to provide a secure access which is IT friendly. The RemoteFX is combined with the Quadro GPUs of NVIDIA and would be allowing a complete desktop experience of Windows 7 which also includes the rich and 3D media for those thin clients who have very low costs from anywhere on the network of the company.
RemoteFX is not completely new
It is not exactly some new technology and Microsoft has already been having the product of the Terminal Services for some time and the VirtualGL can easily do this with the help of a VNC even for free. But it would be really nice to see that some of the major commercial entities are acknowledging the use in something more than the hack. It seems as if currently it is just for the Quadro products but there has been no information on what the differences exist between the versions of AMD and those of NVIDIA.