HP announces new super graphics for 5740e and increased capability for the zero client solution with T100s and T150s.
PALO ALTO, Calif., May 16, 2011 – HP today announced its HP t5740e Thin Client and HP MultiSeat Solution have been enhanced with hardware and software features that deliver breakthrough performance.
One of the world’s best-selling thin clients, the HP t5740e now delivers improved responsiveness and multimedia experiences with up to 15 percent less CPU utilization than before, and simultaneous support for up to four digital displays when configured with new available optional features.
Featuring a choice of the HP t100 or t150 Zero Clients, the HP MultiSeat Solution has been expanded to provide improved end-user performance over previous offerings with the inclusion of the HP Compaq MultiSeat ms6200 Desktop. HP MultiSeat provides a familiar, individual Windows computing experience to as many as 10 users from the power of a single, efficient, reliable HP business desktop.
The enhanced portfolio reinforces HP’s position as the worldwide market leader in thin client shipments.
HP t5740e Thin Client provides rich, PC-like experience
The HP t5740e features Intel® Atom dual-threaded processors and the Microsoft® Windows® Embedded Standard 7 operating system with support for RDP 7.1 and Microsoft RemoteFX to deliver a rich, PC-like user experience. A robust access device for Citrix, Microsoft or VMware environments, the t5740e supports a wide range of applications and multiple, simultaneous environments.
Ideal for the security and high-performance multimedia needs of financial services institutions and government agencies, the HP t5740e can now be configured with the following optional features:
A Broadcom Crystal HD mini-PCIe hardware accelerator enables the t5740e to deliver enhanced video playback and graphics performance over previous models for local browsing and to deliver the Citrix HDX protocol – while significantly reducing the workload of the CPU for seamless delivery of business-related application tasks.
Support for up to four simultaneous digital displays of content, with AMD FirePro 2270 Dual Head PCIe and ATI FirePro 2460 Quad Head PCIe cards for greater graphics performance and user productivity.
“The new configurations available on the t5740e demonstrate why HP is a leader in performance-based thin computing and sells more Windows-based thin clients than our next five competitors combined,” said Jeff Groudan, director, Commercial Desktop and Thin Client Marketing, HP.
“We are excited to bring the upgraded t5740e to market delivering this type of performance, efficiency and user productivity at an industry-leading value.”
“Microsoft RemoteFX enables a broader range of client devices to enter the market by delivering a rich end-user experience. HP’s t5740e Thin Client is an example,” said Mike Schutz, senior director, Windows Server and Cloud Product Management, Microsoft. “We’re excited to partner with HP to deliver the latest in virtualization technology.”
Expanded HP MultiSeat portfolio
By expanding its HP MultiSeat Solution with the HP Compaq ms6200 Desktop, HP becomes the only company to offer a complete, fully licensed and supported Microsoft Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 solution from a single vendor, with a host PC featuring the powerful yet efficient second-generation Intel Core™ i5 or i7 processors(2) for enhanced performance.
The availability of Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 operating system on both the new HP ms6200 and existing HP ms6005 Series Desktops provides end-users with richer user sessions through Flash and QuickTime acceleration. Additional MultiSeat updates include:
User-account privileges and unique IP/MAC addresses for up to 10 seats for added security and flexibility.
USB keys that allow private, localized access for individual clients and user-accessible USB ports on the HP t150 Zero Client.
Pricing and availability
The new performance versions of the HP t5740e Thin Client are expected to be available in August:
Broadcom Crystal HD mini-PCIe hardware accelerator for enhanced video playback and graphics performance at $529.
Broadcom Crystal HD mini-PCIe hardware accelerator, plus AMD FirePro 2270 Dual Head PCIe card for dual digital display performance at $669.
Broadcom Crystal HD mini-PCIe hardware accelerator, plus ATI FirePro 2460 Quad Head PCIe card for quad digital display support at $949.
HP MultiSeat, comprising the HP t100 or t150 Zero Clients for MultiSeat and choice of HP Compaq MultiSeat ms6200 or ms6005 Series Desktops, is available now at a starting price of $639.
HP’s virtualization offerings, including the solutions above, will be on display at Microsoft Tech•Ed 2011 in HP booth 1201. More information on HP’s thin clients and virtualization solutions is available at
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General Electric is looking for a Technical Project Manager with experience in evaluating, testing, and introducing new Client technologies into an Enterprise Environment.
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As the rise of tablets threatens its low-cost laptop business, computer maker Acer Inc. unveiled plans to begin selling tablets that run either Microsoft Corp. and Google Inc. software
The Taiwan company said Tuesday it will release three touchscreen tablets next year. The first, based on Microsoft's Windows platform, will have a 10.1 inch screen and be released in February.
The company will also release two tablets using Google's Android platform in April, one with a 7-inch screen and one with a 10.1-inch screen.
Acer didn't provide details about pricing or carrier distribution during its product event. Executives said pricing hasn't yet been determined, and the tablets haven't yet officially been named.
Acer is the latest personal-computer maker to join the tablet bandwagon after Apple Inc.'s iPad, released in April, attracted strong consumer demand. Samsung Electronics Co. has begun selling a Google-based tablet with a 7-inch screen. Other companies, including BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. and Hewlett-Packard Co., have announced plans to introduce tablets to compete with Apple's product.
Stephen Dukker, ex-CEO of eMachines runs NComputing now and they have announced microclient for $20+ that integrates into standard LCD (from LG). Next step in death of PC. Thinclient sits down and goes thru a Q&A with Dukker. Thin Client News
Recent highlights from thinclient.org include news report on IBM now partnering with Wyse on thin client offerings. This is major attack on HP and long awaited move by IBM. Other news includes Cloud Computing Resources, NComputing Disrupting, and Microsoft downplaying desktop virtualization. See Thinclient.org
NComputing lands another top exec this time from Intel and Forrester puts out it's debunking of five most common myths about power and energy conservation for PCs.
Classmate PC Architect Ditches Intel For NComputing
Thin-client desktop vendor NComputing has landed another top executive from a big-name competitor in emerging markets, tapping Mark Bedford of Intel (NSDQ:INTC)'s Classmate netbook initiative to lead its worldwide marketing efforts.
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Energy - FivePC power myths debunked
Turning off PCs during periods of inactivity can save companies a substantial sum. In fact, Energy Star estimates organizations can save from $25 to $75 per PC per year with PC power management. Those savings can add up quickly. According to a recent report by Forrester titled "How Much Money Are Your Idle PCs Wasting?"
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HP announces new "performance category" thin client with the GT7725 and Blade Work Station. Intended for financial floor or an area dear to my heart, oil and gas exploration, these units can handle 2560x1600 times 2 (or 1900 x 4)and have a 2.3 Ghz Turion from AMD. 4 display support. HP Worldwide manager for Thin Clients Eric Crosswhite was nice enough to call the people at Thinclient.org and go over the new units with us.
HP Offers Customers New Level of Performance with Thin Client and Blade Workstation
PALO ALTO, Calif., October 23, 2008 – HP today introduced a high-performance thin client and blade workstation that provide virtualization customers a true workstation experience combined with the security, ease of management and lowered total cost of ownership of thin client computing.
Offering significantly more processing and graphics performance, the new HP gt7725 Thin Client and HP ProLiant xw2x220c Blade Workstation deliver a leading remote experience for 3D mechanical computer-aided (MCAD) applications, rich media, flexibility and performance.
“The maturation of virtualization technologies, in combination with the reality of today’s business environment, have made the security, manageability and flexibility benefits of adopting client virtualization increasingly attractive to business customers,” said Roberto Moctezuma, vice president and general manager, Desktop Solutions Organization, HP. “This latest technology from HP removes one of the last remaining barriers to transitioning to a virtual client infrastructure for customers who require the highest levels of processing power or high-quality multimedia capabilities.”
HP offers customers the most comprehensive portfolio of remote client solutions – from entry level to high end – so they can build out their IT infrastructure to quickly adapt to changing business needs. The company’s portfolio of client virtualization solutions includes thin clients, blade PCs, blade workstations and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure solutions. The portfolio helps business customers dramatically reduce security risks and management and support costs by centralizing computing hardware and sensitive data within the data center.
Powerful remote computing with enhanced graphics
The most powerful in the HP thin client portfolio, the high-performance HP gt7725 Thin Client improves worker productivity with enhanced graphics support and faster application run times, while also helping to ensure greater security, reliability and ease of management and lower total cost of ownership compared to traditional desktops.
Customers in financial service organizations or on trading floors can benefit from the thin client’s support of up to four monitors – standard, widescreen or touchscreen – allowing real-time visibility to critical market data applications across multiple displays.
Additionally, the gt7725 can be used for viewing multidisplay two- and three-dimensional MCAD designs, engineering simulation results for computational fluid dynamics and rendering images for oil and gas exploration. The thin client’s space-saving design and enhanced graphic capabilities are ideal for control and dispatch centers, and also a cost-effective means for multiple output of digital information, media-rich content and streaming video.
Based on the AMD Turion™ Dual Core1 2.3GHz processor, the gt7725 provides users the horsepower to deliver the full blade workstation experience with the footprint of a thin client at the desktop. With AMD RS780G integrated graphics (ATI Radeon™ HD 3200 Graphics) and multi-display support, users can view their work on as many as four displays –standard, wide-screen or touch-screen – to maximize desktop space and collaborate more effectively. The multi-display rotation allows for portrait or landscape orientations on 24- or 30-inch diagonal monitors. The thin client’s advanced resolution supports 2,560 x 1,600 pixels per display with two monitors, or 1,920 x 1,200 pixels per display with four monitors.
Advanced system performance is also achieved through configured dual channel memory with optimized data throughput. Initially available with HP ThinPro based on the Linux operating system, the gt7725 is also expected to support the latest Microsoft® thin client operating systems in the coming year, including Windows® Embedded Standard 2009.
“HP’s new gt7725 is an impressive example of how endpoint devices can integrate with client virtualization to offer a high-performance graphics experience to demanding power users, while simultaneously offering the cost benefits of thin clients,” said Raj Dhingra, group vice president and general manager, Desktop Delivery Group, Citrix. “Together with Citrix XenDesktop and our advanced graphics rendering technologies, the gt7725 enables IT to centrally deliver desktops and applications to more types of workers, even those that need a ‘high-definition’ user experience with cutting-edge graphics and Web 2.0 technologies.”
Data center workstation computing without boundaries
The HP ProLiant xw2x220c Blade Workstation advances data center workstation computing by combining two workstation platforms into a single half-height blade package with mission-critical security and business continuity.
The xw2x220c, which executes user applications and resides in the data center, is designed to deliver maximum performance at a more affordable price for customers in such fields as financial services and MCAD. The blade can be configured with one or two high-speed Intel® Xeon® processors2 and a dedicated NVIDIA FX 770M hardware graphics card that computes and renders the interactive desktop image.
Customers using the gt7725 or xw2x220c can also use preinstalled HP Remote Graphics software, a network utility designed to take full advantage of the compute and graphics resources of the HP thin client and blade workstation. The software enables professional artists, financial analysts, engineers and designers to work closely with remote teams in a more secure, collaborative environment and eliminates the need to upgrade to an expensive 3D graphics card on each user's machine.
HP Remote Graphics software works seamlessly over a standard computer network, with complex applications including 2D design, 3D solid modeling, rendering, simulation full motion video, heavy flash animation, intense Web 2.0 pages and USB peripheral support.
Pricing and availability3
The HP gt7725 Thin Client is expected to be available worldwide in January at a starting U.S. list price of $749, while the HP ProLiant xw2x220c Blade Workstation is expected to be available worldwide on Nov. 17 at a starting U.S. list price of $2,850 per user blade.
More information about HP client virtualization offerings is available at www.hp.com/go/clientvirtualization.
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1 This system requires a separately purchased 64-bit operating system and 64-bit software products to take advantage of the 64-bit processing capabilities of AMD technology. Dual-core processing available with AMD technology is designed to improve performance of this system. Given the wide range of software applications available, performance of a system including a 64-bit operating system and a dual-core processor will vary.
2 64-bit computing on Intel architecture requires a computer system with a processor, chipset, BIOS, operating system, device drivers and applications enabled for Intel® 64 architecture. Processors will not operate (including 32-bit operation) without an Intel 64 architecture-enabled BIOS. Performance will vary depending on your hardware and software configurations. See www.intel.com/info/em64t for more information.”
3 Estimated U.S. list prices. Actual prices may vary.
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|Thin client computers are stripped-down desktops that run many of their functions by connecting to a centralized server. Enterprises and other organizations often find them attractive for both convenience and cost. They're also particularly suited for using Linux-based operating systems and applications. Full article on thin client|
Being Green is something the thin client community uses as its primary weapon/argument for deployments. The old desktop came with 280 Watt power supply. That new ultra small form factor HP comes with high efficiency 135W. All the way down the chain comes multi-user stations like NComputing that literally use only 1W. That's green (assuming you don't hook up 32" LCD to it :-). For more on being green. Why think when you can be?
Less power hungry than their PC peers, thin clients are garnering greater attention for their green advantages
Thinking green? Think thinVerizon CIO John Hinshaw confirmed a juicy green nugget of data in a recent interview: He said the wireless giant has reduced energy consumption by 30% since replacing PCs with Sun Ray thin clients in the company's call centers.
That will translate to a savings of $1 million per year for Verizon, once the company rolls out thin clients (or some "desktop-less" variants) in its remaining data centers.
"Power consumption is more of a hot topic in the U.S. than it has ever been," says Klaus Besier, president and CEO of thin-client vendor Neoware. "What we see with many more customers today is when they look at thin clients, they're taking more into account power consumption and [related] savings."
With their relatively lower energy requirements compared to PCs -- not to mention other eco-advantages like longer lifespan and smaller form factor with fewer parts -- thin clients are worthy of some serious consideration from companies.
Or perhaps I should say "reconsideration." Thin clients, after all, certainly aren't new, and advantages such as easier administration (fewer admin visits to users' desks) and improved security (data's stored remotely) are pretty well recognized. But thin clients continue to mature, as do the essential technologies that make them all the more viable. That includes virtualization (as InfoWorld Chief Technologist Tom Yager has noted), Wi-Fi, embedded OSes, and software as a service.
Thin, trim, and healthy
Combine all those technologies with the very real concerns over power shortages, high energy bills, and global climate change, and it's no surprise that IDC foresees steady 20%-plus year-over-year growth in the thin-client space, with shipments expected to reach 7.3 million in 2011.
Thinking green? Think thin"We're expecting positive growth for thin clients based on all the factors you've laid out [i.e. advances of virtualization and 10G, and growing concern about power consumption], as well as ongoing concerns about security and PC management costs," says Bob O'Donnell, program vice president for clients and displays at IDC.
Neoware asserts that companies can save as much as 90% on desktop-computing energy costs by swapping out PCs for thin clients -- depending on what models of hardware you're extracting or implementing, of course. But as an example, a desktop PC consumes as much as 280 watts of power in the amount of time that the high-end Neoware e140 burns up 48. So a company with 1,000 desktops would be spending about $62,000 yearly on power (based on the national KWH rate of $0.0849.), compared to around $10,500 for the clients, according to NeoWare. Savings: Around 50 grand a year per one thousand systems.
For the visually-oriented, here's a chart provided by thin-client vendor Wyse, comparing energy consumption of some of its thin-clients to various PC configurations:
Of course, when you install thin clients, you need servers in the server room to act as their brains. But those power savings are still significant, as noted in a recent report titled "Environmental comparison of PC and thin client equipment" by the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany. "Consumption is at least twice as low, sometimes three or four times lower than the consumption of corresponding PC systems. This applies even with the proportionate offsetting of the energy required by the server and the cooling power required for this," the report says.
Lower energy consumption is one of the clear eco- and monetary benefits. Another green-oriented cost advantage: the life-expectancy of a thin client, compared to a PC. "Thin clients don't need to be upgraded frequently. With thin clients, an OS release does not cause an upgrade to the client, only to the server -- resulting in far less e-waste, since the client can continue to be used longer," says Subodh Bapat, vice president and distinguished engineer for Sun's System Level Energy Strategy, which offers a range of Sun Ray thin clients. "Upgrade cycles of eight to 10 years are common in the thin-client world, as opposed to three to fours years for PCs, with corresponding benefits to the environment in terms of less e-waste."
Speaking of e-waste, Neoware's Besier adds that "Without moving parts, such as a fan or disk drive ... thin clients help companies meet their sustainability targets by eliminating much of the overhead associated with computing."
According to the Fraunhofer study, thin clients also hold a form-factor advntage over PCs, making them less expensive to ship: "They are only 35-40% of the weight of a PC and only take up 19-30% of the volume."
Not just about the green
Green issues aren't the only drivers for thin-client adoption. Jeff McNaught, chief marketing office at Wyse, opines that the new and improved Terminal Services features forthcoming in Windows Server 2008 (i.e. the platform formerly known as Longorn) will be a boon a Windows shops running thin clients.Thinking green? Think thin
In a simiar vein, Travid Brown, product manager for thin client solutions at HP, credits Windows XP Embedded for more acceptance of thin clients. "Microsoft has come a long way in developing XP Embedded It's the same binary as XP Pro ... and the thin-client experience now looks very much like the desktop experience. It's a lot better than it was a couple of years ago."
Another boon for thin clients: the shift toward 64-bit computing, by companies like Microsoft and Citrix, will spur adoption by sweetening the TCO pot. "Instead 125 users, you can have 250, 300 users on that server, just by changing the software. That has changed the cost equation," says McNaught
Moreover, McNaught says that company's in 2006 had been waiting to gauge VMware's success on the desktop virtualization front, given it success in the realm of server consolidation, and the results look promising. "You take the existing PC, suck all the data off a hard drive and onto the back-end, pop that PC off the desktop, drop a thin client, and the user continues working."
(Test Center Analyst Randall C. Kennedy was fairly impressed by the beta version of VMware Workstation 6.0 -- especially compared to the competition.)
Thinking green? Think thinThere's also the advancements thin clients have undergone since the late 1990s when they were overhyped, notes Wyse's McNaught. "In those days, thin clients didn't do multimedia. Screen-draw capability was good, but not amazing," he says. "Companies like Wyse have been working on technology that will dramatically improve the user experience with multimedia, with voice over IP, with USB peripherals. Users can work in a multiscreen environment."
But green fever and technological evolution alone won't necessarily reduce some company's resistance to thin clients. Thin client vendors acknowledge that there wares won't dethrone the PC anytime soon.
For one thing, the machines are well-suited for plenty of basic applications, such as call centers or other roles where users are continually using the same few apps (e.g. productivity and e-mail). But high-end apps are better left on the desktop. "You would not have a CAD/CAM application running through a thin client," says Besier. "It doesn't even make sense to try to solve that problem. The market is not large enough."
Thinking green? Think thinAnother reason thin clients haven't seem greater adoption, many vendors say, is that companies are set in their ways insofar as purchasing that which is familiar -- in this case, PCs, despite the fact that most desktops generally run at around 3% utilization. "Today's barriers are more of a cultural nature rather than a technical nature," says Sun's Bapat.
But Bapat predicts that "with the lower energy use, lower administration costs, better security, and less frequent capital expenditure outlays for upgrades, we will see more and more organizations making the move to thin-client computing."
From Thin Client.org : New offerings from self-service kiosk provider KIOSK announced. Hiring stations for Walmart are example of self-service kiosks utilizing thin clients. KIOSK is now offering customers wishing to use thin clients a complete range of manufacturers including but not limited to HP, VXL, Ncomputing, Wyse, Neoware and DTRI. Custom computing platforms such as mini-ITX from Intel ($79 retail) are available for integration.
Thin Client Overview
Many of our customers have speciallized PC requirements which can require integration of a thin client terminal. These pc terminals most notably by HP Compaq, Wyse and others operate as thin client either via ICA or RDP protocols. Additionally there are multi-user terminals (such as Ncomputing) that facilitate multiple RDP clients supported by one central host PC.
"Thin Clients" also must be selected for the Operating System or O/S that is appropriate. The potential OS varies from vendor specific O/S to Linux to all variants of Windows (XP Pro, XP Embedded, WePOS or CE).
Thin Client Options
o Ncomputing - multi-station
o HP Compaq
o Other various
KIOSK has the experience and expertise to assist you in selecting, integration and support of these units.
|ChipPC which makes the Jack (PoE) or Power-Over-Ethernet thin client and the Xtreme thin client is deploying 20,000 thin clients for RSZ in Germany. Units have vdi for VMware, also run Microsoft Terminal or Citrix. Remote management software by Xcalibur. Feature set is 100% theft-proof, 100% virus immune, 100% data-secured and 100% remote managed. And all on 3.5 Watts. 80% of the units will be installed by end of 2007 this year.Full Story|
Earlier today it was reported HP purchased Neoware for $214M. That's a pretty strategic buy for HP in thin client market. It didn't take long either for Wyse to deliver a "so what does this mean" response to the marketplace (less than an hour actually). That's quick on your feet for sure.