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Auto offload

The auto-offload feature with PCoIP Ultra enables users to allow PCoIP Ultra to select the best protocol, whether that is CPU or GPU, based on display rate change. CPU Offload is used by default to provide the best image fidelity, GPU Offload is used during periods of high display activity to provide improved frame rates and bandwidth optimization. This setting is only effective if the remote host and client endpoints are capable of both CPU and GPU Offload. You can select this option when you are enabling PCoIP Ultra.

For information on how to do this, see PCoIP Ultra - Windows, and PCoIP Ultra - Linux.

Benefits of Auto-Offload

Using the auto-offload feature ensures that the best codec is used and enables a solid quality vs efficiency balance. Depending on the amount of display change PCoIP Ultra CPU or PCoIP Ultra GP will be used. If there is a large amount of change picked up the protocol will transition to PCoIP Ultra GPU to allow for higher frame rates and lower bandwidth. Auto-offload also ensures:

  • No per-workload admin tuning required.
  • No burst stealing of CPU or GPU cycles.
  • No transitionary image artifacts.
  • No aggressive network consumption.