Accelerate the Virtual Workspace:
Take a Load off Servers

PCoIP Hardware Accelerator

The only product of its kind, the Teradici PCoIP Hardware Accelerator reduces CPU overhead by dynamically offloading the most active displays, to ensure its capabilities are used where most needed - increasing server consolidation ratios by up to 2xs.

The PCoIP Hardware Accelerator enhances user experience on VMware® Horizon View and complements GPU technology supported including vGPU, shared GPU vSGA or GPU pass-through vDGA. Coupled with next-generation PCoIP Zero Clients, the card is able to increase the frames per second delivered per CPU cycle by up to 49%, to optimize use of resources while delivering the ultimate user experience.


Smooth CPU Spiking

Dynamically allocating resources; Hardware Accelerator reduces peaks in CPU utilization and creates virtual CPU ‘headroom’, allowing CPU intensive applications to run smoothly, avoiding cases where the CPU would otherwise starve.

Increase VDI Consolidation Ratios

The more virtual desktops running on a host, the lower the cost per user. System managers can take advantage of extra CPU headroom and reduction on CPU overhead to improve consolidation ratios by up to 2 times.

Improve User Experience

Coupled with a physical GPU on VMware Horizon View, the Hardware Accelerator increases the frame per second delivered to the remote end point, as the hardware encoding silicon is able to keep up with the extra pixels generated by the GPU.

Support & Maintenance

Teradici’s Product Support & Maintenance offering provides customers with defined service levels and 24x7 support for severity 1 issues. A Teradici Support & Maintenance package, can help protect  against business disruption and downtime, maximizing IT productivity, and access to the latest software upgrades and updates. Contact your reseller for more details.


Teradici PCoIP Hardware Accelerator specifications

Model APEX 2800 LP APEX 2800 MXM for HP Gen8/Gen9 Blade Servers
Format Half height, half length
PCIe gen 2.0, x4
MXM Type A with Mezzanine Adapter
Memory 2GB of onboard DDR3 SDRAM with ECC protection
# of displays supported Resolution
In Portrait
In Landscape
Power Power supplied to card via PCIe interface, Max 15 watts
GPU compatibility Supports GPU options: shared GPU (vSGA), vGPU and GPU pass-through (vDGA)
System requirements PCIe slot x4, x8 or x16
ESXi 5.0 or later
VMware Horizon View 5.0 or later
VMware Horizon Published Desktop 6.0 or later
Up to 2 cards per server
HP ProLiant Gen8/Gen9 blade servers (WS460c, BL460c, BL660c)
ESXi 5.0 or later
VMware Horizon View 5.0 or later
VMware Horizon Published Desktop 6.0 or late
Up to 2 cards per server
Optional add-on PCoIP Zero Clients - coupled with PCoIP Hardware Accelerator the hardware accelerator can double the frames per second delivered to ensure a better user experience
Government Compliance Trade Agreements Act (TAA) Compliant
Other supported blade servers Amulet Hotkey DXM-A for Dell M Series blades including M420, M520, M620


Case Studies


    University of Waterloo

    Federation of Students Delivers a “Wow” VDI User Experience. read more


    Moulton College

    deploys Teradici PCoIP Hardware Accelerator with Zero Clients to deliver flawless video performance. read more



    mobilizes mission-critical applications and improves collaboration through VDI. read more


    Canterbury District Health Board

    accelerates application performance in clinics and improves ease of use. read more


    Fort Smith Police Department

    equipping law enforcement with VDI & video-optimized PCoIP Zero Clients. read more


    Construction Industry Solution Provider

    PCoIP Zero Clients, Hardware Accelerators, & GPUs Match Graphic-Intensive Workloads for 2D/3D CAD. read more


    University Duisburg-Essen

    successfully blends high-performance 3D graphics with virtual desktops. read more


    Lewiston Library

    offers patrons quiet, high-performance Zero Clients and Virtual Desktops. read more

    Integris Credit Union

    PCoIP Hardware Accelerator improves video for trainees. read more

    Village Green Virtual Charter School

    Zero Clients & PCoIP Hardware Accelerator scale audio-video learning for school-wide delivery. read more

    Nucor Corporation

    discovers an easy fix for inconsistent video views on VDI read more

    Marshall County

    PCoIP Hardware Accelerator in the data center optimizes performance on desktops. read more

    Omgevingsdienst Zuidoost–Brabant (ODZOB)

    exceeds employee expectations with virtual desktop deployment. read more

    Hurlingham Club

    relies on Zero Clients and VDI for a Quiet, Energy-Efficient Foundation. read more

    Jacobs Technology

    enabling a federal agency to better serve citizens with more responsive airport security. read more

    Florida Atlantic University

    enabling the highest quality virtual workspace experience with the lowest IT maintenance costs. read more

    Lambton College

    deploying the PCoIP Hardware Accelerator in a Horizon View environment. read more







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  • “The overall performance increase was instant. Video and Windows performance was 100 times better. The Teradici PCoIP Hardware Accelerators also dropped our CPU usage by at least half. I was very happy.”

    Brad Krane
    Director of IT
    University of Waterloo

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    “…We immediately saw massive improvement in application performance and responsiveness with the Teradici PCoIP Hardware Accelerators … the cards were a must-have.”

    Brent Pizzato
    Senior Systems Administrator
    Canterbury District Health

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  • “…We were able to optimize application responsiveness so that mouse usage for remotely hosted drawing applications is indistinguishable from locally hosted applications. Our young engineers love the VDI environment.”

    Benoit Noteris
    Head of Infrastructure, IT Department
    CSD Management SA

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    “We now have true anywhere access to all of our department applications, and are no longer limited by data center walls or campus boundaries.”

    André Kreft
    Managing director, Faculty of Biology
    University Duisburg-Essen

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    “The PCoIP Hardware Accelerator card relieved the load on the internal CPUs and we saw immediate results, right off the bat.”

    Gordon Powell
    Director, Technical Services
    Jacobs Technology

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    “With the Teradici Hardware Accelerators in our VDI hosts, performance is stellar.”

    Eric Scott,
    Information Systems Manager,
    City of Lewiston, Idaho

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  • “I recommend it [Teradici PCoIP technology] to anyone who needs a consistent desktop presence for their users, and an easy-to-manage user experience.”

    Remco Rinzema,
    Manager, ICT,
    Omgevingsdienst Zuidoost–Brabant

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  • “Teradici PCoIP Hardware Accelerator just works and is available when we need it... it’s seamless. I just set it up and forget it.”

    Jonathan Bailey,
    Systems Administrator,
    Marshall County

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  • “…the Teradici Hardware Accelerator solution lets us deliver video to the desktops… We can now save bandwidth and also give users a better video viewing experience.”

    Ryan Encinas,
    Technology Specialist,
    Integris Credit Union

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