Teradici PCoIP Hardware Accelerator (APEX) – Is It Working?

For whatever reason Teradici decided to scrap the APEX name and are going with PCoIP Hardware Accelerator.

If you have one in your box, how do you tell if it’s working? You can view information about each virtual machine the Hardware Accelerator is currently monitoring by typing the following command at the ESXi prompt:

/opt/teradici/pcoip-ctrl ‑V


Using the Hardware Accelerator Dashboard

Teradici has also developed a Hardware Accelerator dashboard interface to simplify demonstrations, evaluations, and proof-of-concept trials. The dashboard interface monitors CPU usage and performance, as shown below.


NX7110 - GPU\PCoIP Hardware Accelerator Node

NX7110 – GPU\PCoIP Hardware Accelerator Node

Model NX-7110
Server Compute Dual Intel Ivy Bridge E5-2680v2, 20 cores / 2.8 GHz
Storage Capacity 2x 400 GB SSD, 6x 1 TB HDDs
Memory Configurable; 128 GB or 256 GB
VM Density Users – GRID K1 vSGA: 8-64, GRID K2 vSGA: 6-48, GRID K2 vDGA: 6 *
Network Connections 2x 10 GbE, 2x 1 GbE, 1x 10/100 BASE-T RJ45
Certifications UL, CSA, CE, VCCI, KCC, C-Tick, EAC
GPU | PCoIP 3x PCIe expansion slots;
Up to 2x GRID K1, 3x GRID K2, 1x APEX

* GPU density dependent on use case

Appliance Specifications

Dimensions Height: 3.5’’ (88mm), Width: 17.2’’ (437mm), Depth:31’’ (787mm)
Weight 54 lbs. (24.5kg) stand-alone / 73 lbs. (33.1kg) package
System Cooling 5x80mm heavy duty fans with PWM fan speed controls
Operating Environment Op Temp Rng: 50°-95°F (10°-35°C)
Non-Op Temp Rng: -40°-158°F (-40°- 70°C)
Op Humidity Rng (non-condensing): 8-90%
Non-Op Humidity Rng: 5-95%
Power Consumption 1200W maximum, 900W typical
Power Supply
(Dual supply)
1.1kW Out @100-120V, 12.0-10.0A, 50-60HZ;
1.62kW Out @180-240V, 11.3- 8.5A, 50-60Hz
Thermal Dissipation 4090 BTU/hr maximum, 3070 BTU/hr typical
Operating Requirements Input Voltage: 100-240V AC auto-range, Input Frequency: 50-60Hz

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