In Brian Madden TV last week, we showed a quick demo of Teradici's upcoming multi-VM server offload card. That demo was only 3min, but we actually recorded a longer 12min demo. Here's a look at the full video interview with Teradici's Ziad Lammam, where's he's able to talk fairly in-depth about the upcoming card.
Highlights of the video include:
- The hardware offload will be dynamic and seamless, meaning that the card will automatically kick-in for the VMs that need it without the user's knowledge.
- The main "effect" of the card is lower CPU for PCoIP encoding, which translates to more VMs per host.
- The card will be released in late 2011.
- A single card will support up to 64 1920x1200 displays
- Teradici will build and sell the card themselves, although they're also working with all the major hardware vendors.
- The main chip is a brand-new chip. It's not the same chip used in the existing 1-to-1 hardware encoding cards.
- They're also talking about mezzanine forms of this card for blade enclosures.
- Using the card will be seamless. Just plug it in to an existing VMware View server. (The software hooks are already built into vSphere and View.)
- Pricing is not yet announced, but expected at VMware Partner Exchange in February.