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PCoIP vs. ICA/HDX: AT&T 3G from Newark Airport

by Chris Wolf  |  October 21, 2010  |  Comments Off on PCoIP vs. ICA/HDX: AT&T 3G from Newark Airport

This post is the second in my series “PCoIP vs. ICA/HDX: A Simple Experiment.”

The first PCoIP vs. ICA/HDX WAN performance test in my experiment began at Newark airport. I’m not one to spend more time than absolutely necessary in an airport, but I still gave myself plenty of extra time to conduct and record my tests.

The AT&T 3G connection between my laptop and home office lab offered great bandwidth (1.08 Mbps), but not-so-great latency (122 ms). Both PCoIP and ICA/HDX responded well in this environment. I had no problems with Microsoft Word, navigating the Start menu, or drawing with a Flash-based application. Here are the videos:

ICA/HDX over 3G connection with 122 ms latency

PCoIP over 3G connection with 122 ms latency

Category: client-virtualization  

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Chris Wolf
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Chris Wolf is a Research Vice President for the Gartner for Technical Professionals research team. He covers server and client virtualization and private cloud computing. Read Full Bio

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