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My Professional Year 2016 in Review (Part 2)

In part 1 of my 2016 review I put the emphasis on my engagement with Lakeside Software which consumed a substantial amount of my work time. This part 2 is about all my other activities, like short projects, workshops, presentations and community work. Let’s start with the short projects and the customer workshops. Primarily theyContinue Reading

Written on January 15, 2017 at 10:20 pm, by

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Things I Learned at VMworld in Las Vegas

I had the opportunity to attend VMworld in Las Vegas the last couple of days. Here’s a summary of what I have learned. In the Day 1 keynote, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger used “Digital Transformation” as the #1 buzzword. He also said that all business is digital business today and 80% of compute is virtualizedContinue Reading

Written on September 3, 2016 at 1:15 pm, by

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NVIDIA GRID Hardware Chart

When Ruben Spruijt and I presented our session “Graphics for Virtual Desktops and Apps – 2016 Edition” at BriForum in London last week, one of our PowerPoint slides showed a chart comparing the different GRID cards. The chart includes lots of information, such as number of GPUs per card, GPU type, clock speed, number of GPU cores, performance (TFLOPS), memory size,Continue Reading

Written on May 28, 2016 at 2:34 am, by

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Graphics Virtualization at NVIDIA GTC 2016

Last week, I’ve attended NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in San Jose in Silicon Valley. This year’s focus of GTC was virtual reality, artificial intelligence and autonomous cars. NVIDIA’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang made a number of spectacular announcements around these topics and showed impressive demos, including Steve Wozniak in a real-time VR simulation of a missionContinue Reading

Written on April 15, 2016 at 9:58 pm, by

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GPU Announcements at VMworld

This article highlights some of the topics covered in the upcoming new version of the “3D Graphics for Virtual Desktop Smackdown” whitepaper authored by Team Remote Graphics Experts (@TeamRGE). Stay tuned for the announcement of the release date. Currently NVIDIA, AMD and Intel are the most relevant graphics processor (GPU) manufacturers in the world. When IContinue Reading

Written on September 8, 2015 at 4:08 pm, by

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My Lab Toolbox: White Label Test Server

One of the things I really enjoy about my current role in the virtualization industry is evaluating new products and concepts in my test lab. I’m in the lucky situation that Dell, Intel, NVIDIA, AMD, HP and some other vendors provided me with wonderful hardware, but sometimes off-the-shelf servers are simply not the right choiceContinue Reading

Written on December 12, 2014 at 8:14 pm, by

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3D Graphics for Virtual Desktops Smackdown

Yesterday, Ruben Spruijt (@rspruijt), Shawn Bass (@shawnbass) and I published our brand new whitepaper “3D Graphics for Virtual Desktops Smackdown”. Our intention is to provide an independent overview of GPU-accelerated desktop virtualization solutions and products. Like Ruben and Shawn, I’m absolutely convinced that accelerating the remoting of 3D graphics by hardware is a game changer in our industry. Running high-end CAD/CAMContinue Reading

Written on April 9, 2014 at 8:55 am, by

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Spring Conference Season Kick-Off

Only a couple of more days and it’s time to kick off the spring 2014 conference season. Over the next weeks I have a full slate of appearances at upcoming technology events. It all starts March 10 to 13 at the CeBIT computer expo in Hannover, Germany. I will present four sessions on the ITContinue Reading

Written on February 28, 2014 at 9:01 pm, by

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Remoting Protocol Testing Methodology

Over the last couple of weeks and months, Shawn Bass and I have presented the latest findings of our remoting protocols comparison tests at several industry events, such as Citrix Synergy, BriForum and VMworld. Even though I have already published a blog article on “How to Compare Remoting Protocols”, session attendees are still asking usContinue Reading

Written on September 9, 2013 at 7:08 pm, by

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XenServer 6.2 Goes Open Source

A couple of days ago, Citrix released XenServer 6.2. The new version provides improved scalability and promises improvements around cloud-readiness. But most importantly, Citrix moved XenServer back to Open Source. Is this good or is this bad? After interesting conversations with some of my community peers (like Shawn Bass, Thomas Koetzing and Gunnar Berger), IContinue Reading

Written on June 29, 2013 at 9:38 pm, by

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