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[4 of 6] The Advantage of ‘Build-To-Lossless’

The feature ‘Build to  Lossless’ promises better interactivity at lower bandwidth consumption and pixel perfect quality. Starting with Citrix 7.18, when the user sets a policy for visual quality to ‘Build to lossless’, H.264 or H.265 is used instead of JPEG right after user interaction which forms the bulk of response. This is followed up with smaller updates to the screen resulting […]

Using H.264 Hardware Decoding for Youtube Videos with Tesla Maxwell boards

  I recently got a few complaints that users experience very high CPU load in a GRID enviroment when using specific browsers and watching Youtube videos. So what is reason for this? Youtube moved away from H.264 decoded videos and now provides VP9 decoded videos as default for browsers like Chrome and Firefox. Unfortunately the widely distributed Maxwell Tesla boards […]

Unable to run vGPU manager on Dell R740 and ESX

Currently we get almost daily complaints from customers that they are stuck with their GRID deployment on the new Dell R740. Symptom: After installing the vGPU manager VIB file the vGPU manager doesn’t run properly. nvidia-smi is not working: [root@esx65:~] nvidia-smi Failed to initialize NVML: Unknown Error [root@esx65:~] [root@esx65:~] vmkload_mod nvidia Module nvidia loaded successfully [root@esx65:~] lspci | grep -i […]