SANTA CLARA, USA: eASIC Corp. announced that it is working with Microsoft Corp. on using eASIC's Nextreme NEW ASICs to create a hardware implementation of the Microsoft RemoteFX technology, which was announced two months ago.
eASIC's Nextreme product has been able to quickly validate the Microsoft RemoteFX technology in silicon and to attract a growing ecosystem of companies interested in developing eASIC-based solutions that accelerate the adoption of remote and shared resource computing applications.
Microsoft RemoteFX promises to deliver a media-rich Windows desktop experience to all types of remote client devices including low-cost thin clients. Microsoft RemoteFX is a new platform technology in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 that leverages hardware acceleration on the host to create a rich user experience for a centralized desktop computing environment. With Microsoft RemoteFX, screen images are rendered on the host, lessening the graphics requirements on the remote client.
"By working with eASIC's Nextreme NEW ASIC, we were able to develop a reference design for RemoteFX hardware solutions that is low in power consumption as well as low in up-front development cost," said Dai Vu, director of Virtualization Solutions Marketing, Microsoft Corp.
"We see eASIC's Nextreme as a platform well suited for our efforts to quickly validate new technologies, but also as a catalyst in enabling our RemoteFX partner ecosystem to ramp up their solutions to market readiness."
"Desktop virtualization is a growing trend among IT professionals aiming at centrally delivering and managing a modern desktop from the datacenter, and we are delighted to be collaborating with Microsoft in making this initiative a reality," said Jasbinder Bhoot, Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, at eASIC Corporation.
"Microsoft has over a decade of experience in enabling centralized desktop solutions, and we are convinced that customers will embrace Microsoft RemoteFX as a key ingredient of flexible desktop virtualization solutions that provide a rich, local-like user experience for server-hosted desktops and applications," added Bhoot.