A volume enterprise model with Core i7 and vPro "gives you the best performance," said Peter Blum, director of product management. It also runs on workstation-class notebooks such as the HP EliteBook, and supports direct access to AMD FirePro and Radeon graphics.
The technology preview is available for free download and allows a maximum of 10 clients. No date was mentioned for the delivery of the finished product.
XenClient XT provides extreme security, extreme isolation and extreme performance, Citrix president and CEO Mark Templeton told delegates at the company's Synergy 2011 customer conference in San Francisco.
Some of the security benefits come from taking advantage of features of Intel's Core vPro platform, including the ability to checked for a known good configuration at boot time to ensure no unauthorised modifications have been made.
John Fanelli, vice president of product marketing for the company's enterprise desktops and applications group, said XenClient XT was designed to meet the needs of government and defence customers. In addition to providing strict isolation between the virtual desktops, it also delivered higher performance as needed for demanding applications such as graphics and modelling software.
XenClient XT is scheduled to ship in June.
Disclosure: the writer travelled to San Francisco as the guest of Citrix.