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User Role Classification

Prior to production deployment, remote desktop workloads should be assessed in terms of user experience expectations, network bandwidth demands, and performance considerations related to both the host platform (i.e. physical or virtualized desktop) and the PCoIP client endpoint. The following section provides a simple classification of user roles and typical workloads which may be used as a guideline on user expectations and assist with bandwidth consumption estimates.

Use Case Classification

PCoIP technology provides a range of capabilities suitable for a variety of user roles, including:

  • Task Workers: Task workers typically use applications involving simple screen data and text entry, such as call centers or companies that deliver online certification tests.
  • Knowledge Workers:  Knowledge workers use enterprise-level productivity suites, interactive CD quality audio communication tools, consume occasional HD video and may have some lightweight 3D applications.
  • CAD or Creative: Designers and artists including architects, drafters, video editors, game developers and animators perform tasks involving high-quality, graphic-intensive content. Similarly, Scientists and Engineers use compute farms and High Performance Computing (HPC) platforms to extract high resolution visual information from complex data sets.
  • Review: Broadcast video Quality Control (QC) and post-production finishing teams perform review tasks on color-accurate production grade content with extremely low tolerance for video defects such as stutter or image artifacts. Similarly, Financial Traders, Analysts and some Healthcare Professionals rely on highly responsive systems that free of visible image artifacts.
Task Worker Knowledge Worker CAD and Creative Review
Data/Text Entry
Typical per-app window size Full screen text Partial screen Up to full screen Up to full screen
Office and Web
Video Playback Occasional
3D Applications Light
Production quality content playback