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ELSA, LucidLogic, and Teradici demo new Remote 3D Graphics system

by on June 23, 2009

At the upcoming 17th Industrial Virtual Reality Expo at Tokyo Big-Sight (June 24-26), ELSA will be demonstrating a new External PCI-Express Remote 3D Graphic Solution.  The demo uses the ELSA Vridge X100 Quad 8 PCI-Express extension system powered by Lucid’s Hydra 100 to enable high-quality 3D graphics and HD video to be streamed remotely through an IP network using Teradici’s PC-over-IP technology.  In a single Vridge system you can install two NVidia Quadro fX5800’s and 2 ELSA VIXEL H200 remote host cards.  Ironically, the demo will be in the SGI Japan Booth (23-14).

The goal is to create super-powered workstations that can be centrally located in  single datacenter, with displays remotely provided over LAN or high-latency WAN links to users.

Read the full press release after the break.

ELSA Japan, LucidLogix and Teradici to Deliver a Powerful, Affordable External PCI-Express Remote 3D Graphics Solution


TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ELSA Japan, LucidLogix Technologies “Lucid” and Teradici® today announced their collaboration in the designing, integrating and marketing of a powerful and affordable External PCI-Express Remote 3D Graphic Solution. ELSA Japan Inc, a leading company of computer graphic solutions (Tokyo, Minato-ku, CEO Jun Nagai) will be demonstrating this system at SGI Japan booth (23-14) at the 17th INDUSTRIAL VIRTUAL REALITY EXPO at Tokyo Big-Sight on June 24-26th.

SGI Japan demo system uses the ELSA Vridge X100 Quad 8 PCI-Express extension system powered by Lucid’s Hydra 100, to enable playback of high quality 3D graphics and HD video content remotely through an IP network delivered by Teradici’s PC-over-IP® technology. It is possible to install up to two NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800 boards and two ELSA VIXEL H200 remote host cards connected to ELSA Vridge system.

ELSA Vridge is based on the Lucid HYDRA real time distributed processing and connectivity chip. The HYDRA engine allows parallel usage of any GPU on any platform for the ability to share data between, to, and from all GPUs within the system. With HYDRA technology, ELSA has enabled a solution that delivers the horsepower required in a multi-GPU environment, while significantly improving the price/performance ratio.

The ELSA VIXEL is based on Teradici’s PC-over-IP technology which is an innovative display protocol that enables enterprise workstations to be centrally managed in a data center while providing high resolution, full frame rate 3D graphics and HD media, with full USB peripheral interoperability, locally over a LAN or remotely over a high-latency WAN.

“We found Lucid HYDRA technology to be key in providing a cost effective high-performance remote 3D graphics solution for our customers and shows great potential for expanding to the new markets,” said Jun Nagai, CEO of ELSA Japan. “SGI Japan’s demo combing technologies from Lucid and Teradici proves easy integration and compatibility, and the cooperation between the companies creates a smooth value chain and a unique solution that is already experiencing high traction in the market.”

With this new solution, customers can easily upgrade their existing workstation without worrying about lack of power or availability of PCI-Express slots.

“The flexibility of the Lucid HYDRA architecture makes it suitable for multiple market opportunities, including remote rendering, digital signage, visual simulation and computing space,” said Offir Remez, Lucid co-founder and President. “ELSA Japan is a leading brand in Japan with proven performance in these markets, and therefore we see a great synergy between the companies and I believe they have developed a winning platform for their channels.”

About ELSA Japan, Inc.

ELSA Japan has been developing computer graphics & multimedia products for more than ten years. Our products include Professional Graphics Hardware & Software, Consumer Graphics Hardware and Multimedia solutions. Focusing on the video & graphics area of computing, we will continue to introduce products that meet the needs of end users. ELSA Japan will continue to provide high-quality products with powerful support to ensure complete customer confidence in the use of our products.

About Teradici

Teradici Corporation has developed a unique technology, called PC-over-IP (PCoIP®), which makes network delivered computing a viable corporate computing reality. Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Burnaby, BC, Canada, Teradici for the first time enables an exceptional end user experience for datacenter-based computing. Through a combination of unique graphics algorithms, high-performance silicon processing, and workstation/server add-in cards, the company is changing how personal computers are used, deployed and managed. More information is available at www.teradici.com.

About Lucid

LucidLogix Technologies is reinventing multi-core graphics with its HYDRA real-time distributed processing engine that will improve visual computing for both business and gaming applications. Lucid is a fabless SoC provider headquartered in Kfar Netter, Israel. Its innovations are protected by more than 60 patents and patents pending, and it is backed by leading venture providers Rho Ventures, Giza Venture Capital, Genesis Partners and Intel Capital. For more information, visit www.lucidlogix.com.

PC-over-IP and PCoIP are registered trademarks of Teradici Corporation.

Lucid and HYDRA are trademarks of LucidLogix Technologies. All other trademarks and trade names are the rights of their respective owners.

NVIDIA, NVIDIA Quadro are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.