High Performance Computing mit Thin Clients – IGEL stellt den UD6 mit Quad-Core-Prozessor vor

IGEL Technology hat heute seinen neuesten und gleichzeitig leistungsstärksten Thin Client vorgestellt. Der IGEL UD6 überzeugt durch einenbis zu 2,42 GHz schnellen Intel Celeron Quad-Core-Prozessor und einer üppigen Speicherausstattung. Dieses Hardware-Gerüst macht das neue Flaggschiff aus dem Hause IGEL zur ersten Wahl, wenn es um die Bewältigung anspruchsvollster Grafik-, 3D- oder Multimedia-Anwendungen geht und gleichzeitig alle Vorteile einer sicheren und zentralisierten Infrastruktur genutzt werden sollen.

Hardwareseitig eignet sich der UD6 durch seine Leistungsdaten für den Einsatz der Citrix HDX3D Pro Technologie, die speziell für den Zugriff auf zentrale 3D-Anwendungen konzipiert wurde. Dazu werden im Rechenzentrum zentrale Hochleistungs-CAD-Workstations/-Server betrieben, die mit leistungsfähigen NVIDIA GRID-Karten ausgestattet sind. Auf der Client-Seite bietet IGEL mit dem UD6 ab sofort das perfekte Endgerät, das die nötige Performance für ein optimales Nutzererlebnis bereitstellt. 

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Press Release
High performance computing with thin clients: IGEL presents the UD6 with quad-core processor

The IGEL UD6 extends the range of applications for thin client computing many times and is targeted at power users with high demands. With the right server infrastructure in the background the new high-end device provides the necessary performance problems for CAD applications, unified communication, film editing or big data visualization.

Bremen January 13, 2015 – IGEL Technology today introduced its newest and yet powerful thin client. The IGEL UD6 convinced by up to 2.42 GHz Intel Celeron quad-core processor and a lush storage facilities. This hardware structure makes the new flagship of the house IGEL first choice when it comes to tackling the most demanding graphics, 3D and multimedia applications, while intended to be used all the benefits of a secure and centralized infrastructure. On the hardware side is the UD6 with its performance for the use of Citrix HDX3D Pro technology that was designed specifically for access to central 3D applications. These central high-performance CAD workstations / servers are operated in the data center, equipped with powerful NVIDIA GRID cards. On the client side IGEL offers the UD6 now the perfect device that provides the necessary performance for an optimal user experience.

The combination of perfectly matched hardware and matching server infrastructure opens up new possibilities for the use of private cloud-based IT models, especially in the field of engineering. The advantages of centralized data storage, a single backup strategy, safety or teamwork through the online availability of all data can also take advantage of business in CAD ​​fully thanks to Citrix HDX3D Pro using IGEL Unified management now. The IGEL UD6 them stands for the perfect device available. The advantages of the powerful hardware uses the multiprotocol thin client but also in all other application scenarios completely. Thus, the VMware Horizon Client 3.1 is already integrated in the currently available firmware. This solution is based on VMware PCoIP all customers an optimized support for high-performance applications on existing back-end server infrastructures.

Of course, mastered the premium thin client, other compute-intensive tasks such as decoding of multimedia content, Unified Communication and similar complex applications, the client side put a high load. The remit match, the powerhouse of course has a wide range of peripheral connections, including USB 3.0 and two digital monitor connections. With a resolution of up to 2560 x 1600 pixels IGEL new high-performance class also shows in the consideration of centrally distributed and high-resolution x-ray images is no gap in the power spectrum.

The heart of the UD6 hardware forms an Intel Celeron J1900 Quad-core processor based on the latest Bay Trail chipset technology. The CPU clocked at a frequency of 1.99 GHz to 2.42 GHz (turbo mode). The 2 GB of main memory (RAM DDR3L) provides in all operating systems for a demanding multitasking. Additionally, power reserves are available and make the new UD6 secure investment for future requirements. By default, the IGEL UD6 a flash memory of 2GB (Model LX) up to 8 GB (model W7 +) in the form of a SATA SSD. Larger capacity flash memory modules are optional. Despite the performance of the hardware IGEL UD6 offers excellent energy efficiency with only 8 watts of power consumption at full load.

As a true Universal Desktop thin client, the new flagship all popular communication protocols, including Citrix HDX, VMware PCoIP and Microsoft RDP including RemoteFX dominated. Operating system side, there is a choice between IGEL Linux and Windows Embedded Standard. 7

“With the UD6 we open new possibilities for our customers. Thanks to its high performance is now possible to also provide such jobs by thin clients that previously required a particularly powerful workstation, “Matthias Haas, Director of Product Management commented at IGEL Technology. “As a longtime partner Citrix integration of cutting-edge technology HDX3D for us was particularly important. So the UD6 can be full performance spectrum play and users participate in the benefits of a virtual, centralized and remotely managed IT infrastructure. “


Availability and Prices

The new IGEL UD6 is now available in the following models: LX UD6: € 579.00 | IGEL UD6 W7: € 639.00 | IGEL UD6 W7 +: € 689.00. Test Equipment for a free evaluation can be ordered online from now on. All prices are net end users list price. IGEL granted a bring-in warranty of five years. The market-leading remote management software IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS) is included.

Hosted Desktops with Thin & Zero Clients a Match Made in Heaven

10ZiG Thin & Zero Clients are uniquely suited for the Hosted Desktop / Cloud Computing environment.

Source: info.10zig.com

Infographic detailing pain of conventional “old” desktop method versus modern server based applications.  You may never get fired for buying IBM (or Microsoft) but you do get hired for being able to save us a lot of money.

2015 Virtualization Review Reader’s Choice Awards and Buyer’s Guide

The leading independent resource for enterprise IT virtualization tips, how-to, news and more.

Source: virtualizationreview.com

“Free” buyers guide which looks to be a selldoc. Very little mention of market manufacturers like HP or IGEL for example.  In VM space the usual VMware/Citrix/Microsoft lineup. Somebody tell me to rein in my skepticism.

LAS VEGAS: ViewSonic Introduces New Thinclient & Visual Display Technology Solutions at CES 2015

ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solution products, unveils its newest visual display technology solutions at CES 2015 in Las Vegas, at the Encore Hotel, January 6-9, 2015.

Source: www.heraldonline.com

The SC-T47 Quad Thin Client provides an economical and feature-rich solution for driving multiple displays in a virtual desktop environment, supporting up to four Full HD 1080p displays. Designed for users seeking the richest zero client experience in VMware virtualized environments, the ViewSonic SC-Z56 is certified for VMware® Horizon View™ and supports advanced 2D/3D applications with up to four simultaneous Full HD or dual QHD displays.

An integrated and easy-to-manage VDI solution, the VSD231 LED Smart Display is a 23-inch IPS, Full HD 1080p, 10-point projected capacitive touchscreen with an Android™ Jelly Bean 4.3 operating system for a versatile PC-less solution. The new 24-inch SD-Z246 integrated zero client monitor is ideal for a seamless deployment in VMware-based VDI environments, while the SD-T225 is a 22-inch thin client display optimized for Citrix or Microsoft based virtualization and features multiple connectivity options, including a DVI output for dual monitor usage, and four USB ports for peripherals.

Thinclient – HP outs two new mini-PCs with very different focuses and price points

HP’s new mini-PCs may look almost identical, but they’re very different beasts beneath the surface. While the Stream Mini Desktop focuses on cloud storage and a low price point, the Pavilion Mini …

Source: www.gizmag.com

$180 for the Celeron Chromebook competitor. The more robust Pentium $320 and the i3 is $450 I think.

lightclient – Nvidia’s Tegra X1 offers twice the performance of its predecessor

Nvidia has announced its next-generation mobile chip in the form of the Tegra X1. The new chip offers one teraflop of processing power, and is built on the company’s Maxwell GPU architecture.

Source: www.gizmag.com

Another jump up the performance ladder for Nvidia. Remains to be seen they can unseat Qualcomm and Intel

Lightclient – Montblanc’s new e-Strap adds smart functionality to luxury watches

The TimeWalker Urban Speed e-Strap series by Montblanc bills itself as the first luxury brand to combine wearable technology with fine watchmaking by taking the functions of a smartwatch and mov…

Source: www.gizmag.com

Making the strap computational is interesting option. The wearable as supplemental option to conventionally worn.

Microsoft Is Building a New Browser As Part of Its Windows 10 Push – Slashdot

mpicpp sends word that Microsoft may be working on a new browser. “There’s been talk for a while that Microsoft was going to make some big changes to Internet Explorer in the Windows 10 time frame, making IE ‘Spartan’ look and feel more like Chrome and Firefox. It turns out that what’s actually happ…

Source: tech.slashdot.org

As Neowin’s Brad Sams reported back in September, the coming browser will look and feel more like Chrome and Firefox and will support extensions.

HP’s new Chromebook 14 offers high-res, touch-enabled display

HP has announced a new model in its competitive Chromebook 14 line. Bearing the same moniker as the existing machine, the new notebook offers a higher resolution display over its sibling, as well …

Source: www.gizmag.com

the resolution been upped to 1,920 x 1,080 (giving it 157 pixels per inch). also a touchscreen. Nvidia Tegra K1 processor

Thin Client & PC Battle for Desktop, Housing Association

Battle for the Desktop revealed in latest Housing Association Research

 Thin and zero client technology stronger than ever but battling to win new converts

Reading, UK. November 25th, 2014. The battle between PCs and IGEL Thin Clientthin clients on the desktops of UK Housing Associations is hotting up, according to the latest research published today. Thin and zero clients are becoming ever more popular in associations where they are already in use but still battling to break into new organisations, where PCs are dominant.

57% of UK Housing Associations are using thin or zero clients (Statistically the same as 2013) according to the research conducted by Market Dynamics and commissioned by IGEL Technology on a sample of 51 organisations. However, 41% of IT managers in Housing Associations currently using thin or zero clients believed that they were likely to increase their thin client usage in the next 24 months and 30% said that they were likely to be converting some PCs to thin clients.

 Primary benefits reported

Strength of feeling and clarity on the benefits of a thin and zero client technology was very apparent with 86% of IT Managers believing ease of use and management was the primary benefit of a thin client infrastructure, followed by energy efficiency (82%) and flexibility (78%). Respondents also cited better cost structure (73%), longer life span (71%) and more secure company data (69%) as major benefits.

 “It is clear that where thin and zero clients are in use within UK Housing Associations, the benefits are very quickly obvious to the organisation and their popularity continues to grow,” said Simon Richards, UK & Ireland Managing Director for IGEL Technology. “However, where PCs are still dominant in organisations there remains a hesitancy to adopt and some misconceptions about the technology. This research shows that there is still much to do to inform Housing Associations of the great role thin client technology can play; particularly in organisations with distributed offices and significant customer facing and administrative operations.”

 Housing Association desktop and infrastructure landscape

Larger Housing Associations, with more than 100 desktop users, continue to use thin and zero clients much more extensively than smaller Housing Associations. With 73% (Statistically the same as 2013) of staff at larger Housing Associations using thin clients compared to 45% at the smaller Housing Associations with less than 100 users. However, the numbers (45%, up from 25% in 2013) reveal the gap is closing as the smaller associations begin to realise the benefits of the IT infrastructure.

 Citrix remains the primary server-based computing or virtual desktop software provider with its XenApp and XenDesktop solutions in use in 80% of the associations surveyed, Microsoft Terminal Services/Remote Desktop Service or VDI Suite was in 76% and VMware View in 41%

 Of those that use thin or zero clients, the dominant providers are Dell Wyse with devices in 69% of associations, followed by HP in 28% and IGEL Technology in 24% of organisations with thin or zero clients. It appears that Housing Associations are settling on the top three vendors in the market, with market share increases for all three main vendors over the past year.

 Multimedia on the rise

Multimedia use among desktops users is rising much faster than IT managers predicted. On average, 28% of desktop users require multimedia (up from 15% in 2013) and already higher than the 24% that IT managers last year predicted would be using the technology in 2015. And that growth looks set to continue with IT Managers now predicting 47% of users will be using multimedia technology in 24 months time.

 Perceived barriers to thin

The top three concerns about thin or zero client technology perceived by respondents were a technology outage resulting in all staff being unable to work (75%), compatibility with some software and applications (49%), implementation costs (37%) and the difficulty of providing solutions for mobile workers (37%).

 “These concerns are clearly very real for IT Managers that have yet to adopt the technology but I see this very much as an education requirement,” commented Simon. “Server-based computing is some of the most reliable and manageable technology available and concerns about compatibility and mobility were genuine concerns historically but no more. For example, laptops can today easily be converted to IGEL-like thin client devices for mobile workers and deliver all the reliability and management benefits of thin client devices, without restricting a user’s mobility.”

 Executive Summaries of the research findings will be released at the IT in Housing Conference and Exhibition at Manchester on November 27th and 28th November. For a copy of the research Executive Summary visit: www.igel.com/ES_Housing_2014

 About IGEL Technology

A world leader in thin and zero client solutions, IGEL Technology helps organizations improve the agility, efficiency, and security of their virtual desktop and application delivery systems. IGEL produces one of the industry’s widest range of hardware thin and zero clients, based on Linux and Microsoft Windows, and leads the market in software based thin clients allowing customers to access a broad spectrum of server-based infrastructures and applications. IGEL also offers powerful and intuitive management software for easy deployment and administration of thin clients throughout any size organization. Partnerships with industry leaders like Citrix, VMware, Red Hat, and Microsoft ensure that IGEL provides the most up-to-date technology and trustworthy security to clients in industries that include Healthcare, Education & Research, Public Sector, Financial, Insurance, Retail, Logistics, and Manufacturing. IGEL has offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, France, the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, the United States, Germany, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore and is represented by partners in over 50 countries worldwide. To learn more, visitwww.igel.co.uk or follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/IGEL_Technology

 Editorial Contacts:

IGEL Technology GmbH
Dr. Frank Lampe
Hanna-Kunath-Str. 31
28199 Bremen
Tel.: 0421 / 52094 1300
Fax: 0421 / 52094 1399
E-Mail: lampe@igel.com
Web: www.igel.com

 Amber Group

Paul Smith
Tel: +44 (0)7770 828525
Email: paul@ambergroup.net


 

Sponsor Thanks to PROVISIO Software

Praim introduces channel partners to latest ThinOX operating system

Praim Ino SoC is the only ARM–based System-on-Chip Thin Client with native dual VDI support on the market. With this product, it is possible to create a dual monitor 1920×1200 full HD workstation offering extremely efficient and reliable performances.

Source: www.channelemea.com

Trento, Italy: Praim, a global manufacturer of Thin & Zero client solutions, announces the new version of the ThinOX operating system for its Citrix HDX Ready I9010 and I9050 Ino SoC models.

IGEL Technology is extending its support for the Crisis at Christmas initiative to help London’s homeless over the festive period.

Reading, UK. November 19th, 2014: IGEL Technology is extending its support for the Crisis at Christmas initiative to help London’s homeless over the festive period. This year 300 IGEL thin clients will be deployed at 10 schools and colleges used as IGEL Thin ClientCrisis Christmas Centres over the holiday. During the operation 8,000 Crisis charity volunteers across the country will make the greatest possible difference for more than 3,000 homeless guests. This will be IGEL’s fifth year of consecutive support for the initiative.

For the first time this year, IGEL thin clients will be used at each London location as Video Call Kiosks to allow homeless guests to get in touch with friends and family and to consult with Crisis specialists at other locations to help improve their situation. The remaining IGEL devices are used to provide access to email, word processing and collaboration tools to enable Crisis charity volunteers to communicate and identify shelter for homeless people over the Christmas period, as well as for homeless visitors to access the internet for information and communication.

The thin clients are part of a total IT solution being provided to Crisis at Christmas by the Aimar Foundation, a charity founded to provide IT support to other charities. The Aimar Foundation is funding and setting up the information systems network, with help from global IT companies, hosted desktop provider Vesk and the support of volunteers, principally from Morgan Stanley. In total 200 technology professionals and volunteers will set-up the vital communications network in a 48 hour period.

“We are providing thin clients and IT expertise, through the Aimar Foundation, to enable Crisis to provide vital support and contact for those who are homeless at this very difficult time of the year for them,” said Simon Richards, IGEL’s UK Managing Director.

“The IGEL thin clients are ideal for Crisis at Christmas because they are simple and fast to set-up using centralised management software, secure because all data is held on central servers and reliable.”

For further information about Crisis at Christmas visit: http://www.crisis.org.uk/pages/christmas.html

For further information about the Aimar Foundation visit: www.theaimarfoundation.org

About IGEL Technology

A world leader in thin and zero client solutions, IGEL Technology helps organizations improve the agility, efficiency, and security of their virtual desktop and application delivery systems. IGEL produces one of the industry’s widest range of hardware thin and zero clients, based on Linux and Microsoft Windows, and leads the market in software based thin clients allowing customers to access a broad spectrum of server-based infrastructures and applications. IGEL also offers powerful and intuitive management software for easy deployment and administration of thin clients throughout any size organization. Partnerships with industry leaders like Citrix, VMware, Red Hat, and Microsoft ensure that IGEL provides the most up-to-date technology and trustworthy security to clients in industries that include Healthcare, Education & Research, Public Sector, Financial, Insurance, Retail, Logistics, and Manufacturing. IGEL has offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, France, the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, the United States, Germany, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore and is represented by partners in over 50 countries worldwide. To learn more, visit www.igel.co.uk or follow us on Twitter:twitter.com/IGEL_Technology

 

Editorial Contacts:

IGEL Technology GmbH

Dr. Frank Lampe

Hanna-Kunath-Str. 31

28199 Bremen

Tel.: 0421 / 52094 1300

Fax: 0421 / 52094 1399

E-Mail: lampe@igel.com

Web: www.igel.com

 

Amber Group

Paul Smith

Tel: +44 (0)7770 828525

Email: paul@ambergroup.net