2013-03-11 20:23:17 - ClearCube Technology releases three Zero Client Engineering Workstations this month designed for CAD, GIS and 3D power users who want to remove all high powered computer resources from their work areas.
Zero Client Engineering Workstations differ from traditional PCs in that the computer, memory, and storage are remotely located in a data center, while their corresponding dual/quad displays, keyboards and mice are located at the users’ desktops connected to zero clients.
Zero Clients are small footprint, low power (6W), stateless desktop devices with no operating systems, memory or storage. High resolution displays and USB devices are connected to the zero clients and only pixel changes are sent from the remote engineering workstations. No data is sent over the IP connection.
Connecting the two Clearcube devices is a new PCoIP enabling technology that supports 2560 x 1600 resolutions on dual 30” displays at 60 frames per second, allowing CAD designers, simulation creators,
and geospatial analysts to zoom, spin and animate 3D files without delays typically introduced by distance.
“We now have a technology breakthrough that allows engineering workstations to be moved to the datacenter where they can be better managed to reduce heat and noise in the work areas and to protect intellectual data property in a more secure manner, said Jim Zakzeski, ClearCube VP, Business Development and Marketing.
An additional cost benefit for CAD users is that expensive cabling such as fiber or Cat7 to support 10GbE at the end points is not needed. Because the GPU rendering is processed on ClearCube Zero Client Engineering Workstations in the datacenter, large 3D file transfers to the desktop end points are eliminated. Existing Cat5 or Cat6 existing infrastructure does not have to be upgraded to implement ClearCube’s engineering workstation solutions.
ClearCube developed three models to meet varying 3D consumer, 3D creator, and 3D senior designer CPU and GPU processing requirements.
A6106D Blade PCs are well-suited for 3D graphics consumers, with support for NVIDIA NVS 510 and Quadro 2000/4000 GPUs.
M1022W Xeon workstations support NVIDIA Quadro 6000 and K5000 GPUs for mid-range CAD, CAM, CAE developers.
M1024W adds dual Xeon support, optional fiber NIC or 10GbE adapters, SSD drives, and up to 256GB memory for high end senior designers needing Quadro 6000/K5000 GPU capabilities.
All three models have embedded PCoIP host compression adapters to transmit pixel changes and USB re-direction via IP.
For more information, please contact
Contact: Jim Zakzeski, VP, Business Development and Marketing
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