Intel commissioned Principled Technologies to compare the performance and TCO of five computing models with varying numbers of active clients, each of which was running typical office applications. We created and ran a set of typical office application scenarios in our lab on the following five computing models:
Terminal/Presentation server-thin clients using Citrix Presentation Server 4.5
Rich desktops-rich clients
Well-managed OS streaming desktop/vPro-rich clients with Intel vPro technology and OS streamed from a server to Ardence Evaluation Client 4.1
Blade PC desktop-thin clients connected to Blade PCs
Well-managed application streaming desktop/vPro-rich clients with Intel vPro technology running AppStream Technology Windows Edition 5.21.
You can see the results of our study at the following URLs: