At Citrix Synergy, Intel’s first ever server hosted client solution was demoed with the up and coming Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 product family (code named Crystal Well). This processor will incorporate Intel’s most advanced graphics solution, the Intel Iris Pro graphics. This technology will support rich remote workloads like CAD, 3D rendering, video editing and other complex workflows and will help OEMs to design and distribute extremely dense and energy efficient solutions for the data center, and is expected to be available later this year.
Also, while at the Citrix Synergy conference, Intel disclosed new and advanced graphics virtualization technologies derived from their close collaboration with Citrix. These technologies enable users with the flexibility of working from any device, anywhere, anytime, with any data. It also helps IT protect enterprise data and company IP in a cost effective and scalable manner, while concurrently delivering improved user experiences to the mobile users. What makes this possible is Intel Graphics Virtualization Technology™ (Intel GVT). Intel GVT is a portfolio of technologies that address a large variety of graphics usages, including but not limited to: Workstation Remoting, VDI, DaaS, Transcode, Media streaming, and On-line gaming, etc. For now, Intel GVT umbrella covers three distinct flavors of graphics virtualization approaches: Intel GVT-d, Intel GVT-s and Intel GVT-g (additional flavors can be expected in future).
Sudhakar Ramakrishna, Citrix SVP/GM Enterprise and Services Division, said it was highlighted that this has a game changing density, efficiency and performance benefits that Xeon E3 Crystal Well will offer to enterprise customers. Enabling the delivery of rich apps and data to a wide range of users starting later this year. The Xeon E3 Crystal Well will support rich remote workloads like CAD, 3D rendering, video editing and other complex workflow, allowing OEMs to design and distribute extremely dense and energy efficient solutions for the data center.