Citrix Running Graphics Intensive Steel Detailing Software.
Posted on 2005-04-19
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!