A French company wants to replace your PC with the cloud and Nintendo wants to make its next game console both mobile and not mobile. Patrick Beja and Tom Merritt explain.
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2 thoughts on “DTNS 2818 – Nintendo Blows the Dust Off Game Cartridges”
I listened in horror at the story of the promised return of thin clients. Our hospital, like many others, uses Wyse thin clients to a bank of Windows servers running Epic Care for electronic health records. Despite a gigabyte ethernet connection the latency makes the system horrific for patient care. As you know there is a lot more contributing to the latency than just the connection speed. Lags from keystrokes that should be in the msec range can last several seconds. Yes we have security since the thin clients contain no patient data but the usability when trying to care for patients is so distracting that it helps destroy physician – patient interaction while we wait for the computer to respond to each keystroke. As we have proven, high speed connection is not enough – there needs to be a powerful bank of servers to handle the traffic for thin clients. What corporation would have the power to take this on? A start up in France? Google, Microsoft, Facebook?
I understand what Rob is saying, but I’ve also seen how great something like VDI can be for these kind of environments, or lab computers and things like that. Does take some backend investment, and initial startup time can be slow, but everything else is like working on a regular Windows machine, and has been awesome for us for remote support