HDX Monitor Resolution Support for Citrix XenDesktop / XenApp Including Multi-Monitor and 4K Resolutions

As an HDX Product Manager, I found over the last year I was increasingly getting asked a lot “Does Citrix support 4K monitors?”… Continue reading HDX Monitor Resolution Support for Citrix XenDesktop / XenApp Including Multi-Monitor and 4K Resolutions

Phoenix, Arizona: New Citrix User Group! First meeting, August 4th 2015, 7pm at the Citrix Office in Tempe

arizona-state-flagA new Citrix User Group is preparing their first events, led by a user committee of experienced virtualisation experts including): Steve Greenberg (CTP), David Gautney and Rory Monaghan. This new group will join similar groups established in Norway, UK, Poland, Germany and many other countries (check out what to expect, here), providing usually free (or at minimal cost) local events, usually in the local language. Continue reading Phoenix, Arizona: New Citrix User Group! First meeting, August 4th 2015, 7pm at the Citrix Office in Tempe

Limitations in monitoring shared NVIDIA GPU technologies

gpumonitoringA physical GPU can be shared in a number of ways such as NVIDIA vGPU with Citrix XenDesktop or XenApp or GPU-sharing with XenApp (this is actually a form of pass-through with the sharing done at the RDS layer), or used 1:1 with VMs in VDI with GPU pass-through.

When using a pass-through mechanism the Continue reading Limitations in monitoring shared NVIDIA GPU technologies

HDX and H.264 Artefacts in Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp

Desktops are made of pixels

Images and desktops that make your screen consist of pixels. Your desktop in the datacenter or on your physical PC can be represented as a bitmap, where all the pixels are represented by 4 values: Continue reading HDX and H.264 Artefacts in Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp

And so…. a new blog site…

For a few years I’ve been writing a blog over on my employer’s site (Citrix) at http://blogs.citrix.com/author/rachelbe/, where I am a Product Manager. It felt that the time was right to go independent, as work and my own general interests are fairly merged with indistinct boundaries… I love the technologies I work on: remoting graphics, compression algorithms, CAD integration. The things I find interesting and inspiring and relevant though range from cats, architecture, competitors’ technologies and often obscure bits of maths… I guess I’ll still reference my work at Citrix as a Product Manager for HDX Graphics and Receivers but as an individual and my views, UK spelling, grammar and topics won’t necessarily be those of my employer.

I haven’t really got a good grip on WordPress yet, nor a clear idea about what I will write about… so open to suggestions/requests/comments… I’ve kept to a very simple theme as my first attempt saw me get a little bit too excited with themes and colours…. it looked rather like a 5 year old on psychedelic narcotics had designed this page…. oops!