Citrix Systems gave eWEEK a preview of its beta-level Citrix XenDesktop April 16, and if lack of latency in mouse movement relative to application performance is a key indicator of success, then this new product has made big-time progress toward solving that nagging problem.
Latency between mouse movement and action on the screen—which often can be several seconds in length—has long been the biggest user issue with thin clients and other server-based workstations. However, Citrix and other established vendors, such as Hewlett-Packard, Wyse, and Sun Microsystems, along with relative newcomers VMware and nComputing, continue to improve their systems to make them act more like common PCs.
Citrix, which acquired open-source virtualization vendor XenSource last year, uses a patented, high-speed protocol called ICA (Independent Computing Architecture) and has bundled the company's open-source hypervisor into the new XenDesktop. It will begin shipping worldwide May 20 at the Citrix Synergy 2008 event in Houston.
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