Alternate Client Architectures Overview
Todays workstation class graphics processing units (GPUs) have surpassed CPUs in terms of complexity and, in some cases, raw processing power. This processing power has enabled software developers to create algorithms that were once thought to be too computationally expensive. Software applications that have taken advantage of these operations provide intensive visualization capabilities and realism that was not possible only a few years ago. Despite the best efforts software developers put forth to insure software applications achieve the maximum performance possible from system hardware, application Enterprise IT departments are tasked with delivering applications, data, and services to users in a reliable, secure fashion. As the enterprise has evolved, the method for delivery has too.