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Citrix Running Graphics Intensive Steel Detailing Software.

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I am currently running Windows 2003 Standard Server with Citrix MetaFrame XP Presentation Server SP3 FR3.  I have SDS/2 Steel Detailing software currently running.  SDS is comming out with a new version in june and the system requirements have went up a lot.  I have been testing the beta version on citrix and it's not looking good.  I am considering the following options and would like to have a second opinion.

1. Upgrade the servers to use the new PCI Express video cards.  I am currently running AGP 8x video cards. This would be a very expensive thing to do because I would have to purchse new servers which can handle them, and the cards which could be as much as $800 to &1000 each for the ones I would need.

2. Upgrade to Gigabit networking between the sds server and the citrix servers. I could do this for under $250 but I'm not sure how much difference it would make since citrix is accessed via web.

3. Increase bandwidth.  I currently have a 1.5MBPS T1 line on both ends.

I am open to suggestion.  Thanks for your help!
Mark
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I don't think upgrading to Gigabit would make a huge difference, if problems you are facing are due to low resources, I'm afraid upgrading your system is the only viable option. I would recommend going in with options 1) and 3) [More data requires a high speed connection].
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