my company has started encouraging people to work from home. Sooner or later, this might well become compulsory, and the office will be closed.
We are currently accessing our Rhino workstations via VPN and Microsoft box-standard RDP. Needless to say the experience is underwhelming. Can’t get anything done.
I have perused McNeel’s Using Rhino Remotely During COVID-19, which is rather well done. Thank you, guys. Unfortunately (or rather, for a reason), it doesn’t address VPN access other than for Zoo licenses.
Has anyone ever tried to work remotely, as in ‘Rhino runs on this machine (in the office)’, and the display is on that machine (on a remote computer)’?
There is also this thread
which essentially concludes that this is not doable. Well, yes but no. The concept, of course, has been around for decades with the UNIX Xservers, but was near meant for graphics-hungry applications.
Has anyone (been forced to) look into this?
Are there protocols other than VPN/RDP, such as TeamViewer that might speed things up a bit? How would I even measure ‘display speed’. assume there is no point in running Holomark? Pinging my workstation through VPN, I get an RTT of 23 ms, which doesn’t sound too bad. But it’s also throughput, isn’t it?
My previous company experimented with Dell rack-mounted workstations, even for CAD use. I was not involved in the specifics, but here is a link: https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/workstations-isv-certified/precision-3930-rack-workstation/spd/precision-3930r-workstation
My understanding is that those workstations come with some proprietary compression protocol-thingy.
Not sure what the conclusions were, and if this was ever rolled out.
So are there any proprietary (or open) protocols and/or software solutions that might make a remote display more usable? This is most likely a question of dynamic compression. Think MOV vs MP4. Any thoughts would be much appreciated.
Have a lovely weekend