Items tagged with RemoteFX

A few weeks ago, in early August, AMD launched a new line of FirePro cards aimed at the high end of the workstation market. Today, it's introducing a new product family focused on server virtualization and thin client functionality. The idea here is that the entire desktop environment is stored in a central server and accessed via thin-client. There's nothing new about that basic model, but both AMD and Nvidia have put an increasing amount of emphasis on the idea of dropping a physical GPU or GPUs into the server as well. Microsoft's Remote FX, introduced in Windows Server 2008 and refined for the upcoming Server 2012, allows multiple remote clients full access to a central GPU's capabilities.... Read more...
Microsoft has confirmed that there's a service pack in the works for both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 but the company isn't saying when it plans to release the updates—at least not yet. The fact that Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 are built on the same code base should simplify SP1's development. Thus far, Server 2008 R2 seems to be getting most of the goodies; Microsoft will introduce two new features for the business OS dubbed Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX. Dynamic Memory is a virtualization technology that allows sysadmins to customize the physical RAM allocated to specific virtual systems while RemoteFX will allow remote users to view rich content (think Silverlight, Flash, etc) running... Read more...