HP Introduces New Level of Virtualization with Thin Client Blade Workstation
"HP's new gt7725 is an impressive example of how endpoint devices can integrate with client virtualization to offer a high-performance graphics experience to demanding power users, while simultaneously offering the cost benefits of thin clients," said Raj Dhingra, group vice president and general manager, Desktop Delivery Group, Citrix. "Together with Citrix XenDesktop and our advanced graphics rendering technologies, the gt7725 enables IT to centrally deliver desktops and applications to more types of workers, even those that need a 'high-definition' user experience with cutting-edge graphics and Web 2.0 technologies."
The HP ProLiant xw2x220c Blade Workstation advances data center workstation computing by combining two workstation platforms into a single half-height blade package with mission-critical security and business continuity.
The xw2x220c, which executes user applications and resides in the data center, is designed to deliver maximum performance at a more affordable price for customers in such fields as financial services and MCAD. The blade can be configured with one or two high-speed Intel Xeon processors and a dedicated NVIDIA FX 770M hardware graphics card that computes and renders the interactive desktop image.
Customers using the gt7725 or xw2x220c can also use preinstalled HP Remote Graphics software, a network utility designed to take full advantage of the compute and graphics resources of the HP thin client and blade workstation. The software enables professional artists, financial analysts, engineers and designers to work closely with remote teams in a more secure, collaborative environment and eliminates the need to upgrade to an expensive 3D graphics card on each user's machine.
HP Remote Graphics software works seamlessly over a standard computer network, with complex applications including 2D design, 3D solid modeling, rendering, simulation full motion video, heavy flash animation, intense Web 2.0 pages and USB peripheral support.
The HP gt7725 Thin Client is expected to be available worldwide in January at a starting U.S. list price of $749, while the HP ProLiant xw2x220c Blade Workstation is expected to be available worldwide on Nov. 17 at a starting U.S. list price of $2,850 per user blade.
More information about HP client virtualization offerings is available at www.hp.com/go/clientvirtualization.