AMD announced their FirePro R5000 remote graphics card has been tested and certified to support a number of professional graphics applications. It delivers the benefits of GCN-based graphics processing over Teracidi’s proprietary PC-over-IP (PCoIP) technology, on a remote server/thin client setup.
The AMD FirePro R5000 remote graphics card has been certified for several applications by the following companies; Autodesk, Bentley, Dassault Systemes and Siemens PLM software. Hence, the card is ideal for backend graphics processing whose results are delivered securely over an IP network to a supported workstation. In addition, the FirePro R5000 supports multi-display configurations, allowing the render results, as well as user inputs to be shown over the displays.
The AMD FirePro R5000 remote graphics card features the Teradici Tera2240 host processor that compresses the “graphics, USB, and audio streams” of the server, and delivers them to a support PCoIP thin client. According to AMD, creative and engineering professionals are able to benefit from this setup as it reduces clutter of a typical, professional graphics workstation. Productivity gains are in order as the graphical processing capabilities of the backend server can possibly be distributed in a timely and secure manner to remote locations.
Besides featuring a GCN-based graphics core, the AMD FirePro R5000 has 2GB of GDDR5 memory, with a 256-bit wide memory interface. It is a single-slot, PCIe Gen 3.0 card, and is supported on both Windows and Linux operating systems. Please visit this link for more information on its hardware specifications. Details of Teracidi’s PCoIP technology can be found here.