More details on RemoteFX are revealed, and unless I have missed something on the way I am presuming that the joint desktop virtualisation strategy between Microsoft and Citrix is saying a big NO to the high density blade systems such as Cisco UCS.
According to the joint announcement the RemoteFX require one or more GPU per server. Microsoft also mention that it is possible to add multiple GPUs to each physical server, either via the PCI riser card in the server chassis or via external PCI chassis that could house lots of cards.
Cisco UCS is a self contained platform built from the ground up to provide the best VM density as possible and as far as I know do not provide PCIe slots (I want to be mistaken, so please correct me if I’m wrong).
How are Cisco UCS customers going to adopt a technology that does run on their platform? I just checked HP Matrix and it does provide support for PCIe at blade level but what about all other blade systems?