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Does anyone know what the performance will be with or without a host card on a laptop running a vmware view client to a server which is 50-100m away on LAN Gigabit. The specs say that it can handle 60fps @ 1080p but is this true with a soft client like vmware view? I would like to use it for CAD/CAM software on a remote server via laptop but have no idea what the performance will be like.

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Clarify, you have a gigabit point to point circuit? You have a Gigabit LAN hooked to an Internet connection? What's the latency? – SpacemanSpiff Jan 5 '13 at 14:55
@SpacemanSpiff I have A to B Gigabit LAN in our test LAB. Latency is <1ms – Joe Regan Jan 5 '13 at 14:58
This seems relevant:… I think you will just need to test this to get an acceptable answer though, and bandwidth will be more of a problem than video performance. – SpacemanSpiff Jan 5 '13 at 15:00
@SpacemanSpiff Yes however thin client with host card is limited to 20mbps. So i don't know if this limit can be lifted.. – Joe Regan Jan 5 '13 at 15:05
@SpacemanSpiff By the way the link you posted is thin client without hostcard. Thats why the crappy performance. – Joe Regan Jan 5 '13 at 15:11
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PCoIP at that bitrate will handle CAD/CAM fine - your issue will be the virtual GPU's ability to render the display in the first place.

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It will be from a Quadro6000 via host card. No virtual GPU. – Joe Regan Jan 6 '13 at 17:38

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