HP Shows Virtual Workstation Software, Storage Bottleneck Solution

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PALO ALTO, CA — HP announced updates to its virtual workstation and real-time collaboration software to enable remote workstation productivity from a Windows 8 tablet and a solution to solve the storage bottleneck for customers creating large data files.

HP Remote Graphics Software (RGS) 7.0 enables real-time collaboration between multiple users simultaneously, delivering workstation-class productivity with little to no loss of performance. By turning swipes into hot keys, gestures into control keys and pinches into zooms—along with a precision onscreen mouse that uses the entire screen as a track pad—HP RGS 7.0 increases productivity for remote users of touch PCs or Windows 8 tablets, including the new HP ElitePad 1000. 

HP Z Turbo Drive is the first cost-effective PCIe-based SSD (Solid State Drive) for desktop workstations, allowing users to access up to twice the performance at a cost similar to today’s standard SATA SSD. HP Z Turbo Drives reduce boot up, calculation and graphics response times—even with 4K video

HP RGS is remote desktop software that offers a different way for workstation users to get the job done, enabling real-time collaboration between multiple users simultaneously and providing remote access to a workstation with little to no loss of performance. RGS enables animators, designers and engineers to work and collaborate more efficiently across geographies by connecting them to their high-powered workstations, wherever they may be. 

HP RGS has unique features developed specifically for workstation users and is the only remote software protocol in the workstation market that allows users to host interactive collaboration sessions. HP RGS delivers the fastest response time of any workstation-class remote software protocol and supports Linux applications. And with HP Velocity 2.1 bundled with RGS, the connection stays live even in poor network conditions. HP Z Turbo Drive offers the fastest storage performance in its class and at a price comparable to solutions with less than one-third the speed. It uses industry-standard PCIe protocol to deliver blazingly fast speed. Z Turbo Drive is the most cost-effective way to gain storage speed for HP Z Desktop Workstations. 

HP Remote Graphics Software 7.0 is expected to begin shipping on all HP Z Workstations starting in July and is expected to be available for free download by existing HP Z Workstation customers in mid-May. It is expected to be available for purchase in mid-May for use on all other supported hardware. 

HP Z Turbo Drive is expected to be available starting in May. The drive will launch with two capacities available, 256 GB and 512 GB, priced at $499 and $899, respectively.



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