Last week at Synergy San Francisco I met up with Jeff DeWeese from ESRI, with whom I’ve previously shared the podium as we presented Citrix solutions for delivering 3D graphics applications. Jeff is a Senior Architect and Consultant with lots of great experience tuning Citrix XenApp for ESRI ArcGIS. In fact, his input inspired my blog post on Faster OpenGL performance with Windows Server 64-bit. The latest news from Jeff and the team at ESRI is that ArcGIS Desktop 10 SP2 has now been officially certified on Citrix XenApp 6 and Windows Server 2008 R2 using the Citrix Receiver for Windows online plug-in 12.1. You’ll find the details of system requirements for ArcGIS Desktop at: http://resources.arcgis.com/content/arcgisdesktop/10.0/arcgis-desktop-system-requirements
Many customers get fully satisfactory performance running ArcGIS on XenApp with CPU rendering, especially on 64-bit servers. Using Progressive Display (see Dan Allen’s recent blog post), they’re able to deliver a responsive user experience over a wide range of network connections. And when the extra performance boost of OpenGL GPU hardware acceleration is required, that’s available with XenDesktop’s HDX 3D Pro feature.
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