More affordable PC blades
GCN tech brief
ClearCube Technology Inc.
- By Brad Grimes
- Oct 18, 2006
(www.clearcube.com/) of Austin, Texas, this month lowered the barrier to entry for government IT shops interested in deploying centralized, blade-based client PCs [for more, see GCN.com
, GCN.com/699]. The company's new A Series PC blades
represent its first sub-$1,000 solution, meaning enterprises can now get centralized, secure client management for about as much as traditional PCs. The ClearCube Model A1010 PC blade has an Intel Pentium 4 processor, 80GB serial ATA hard drive and 512MB of DDR memory. It works with existing ClearCube I/Port products, which sit on users' desks and link to the PC blades. A new I8330 I/Port
uses Transparent Desktop eXtension technology to improve video and multimedia performance and enable transparent USB device redirection over Ethernet.