Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Flash Memory Summit, August 2016 – The process of consumerization of flash memory started around 2004. This year NAND prices drop below DRAM prices for the first time at the same density. Panasonic and Sanyo launched the first flash-based camcorders. SanDisk inaugurated Flash Sansa MP3 players. In 2005 NAND revenue exceeded $10 billion when Apple [...]

Flash Memory Summit, August 2016 – Flash memory is the enabling technology for most of the mobile devices today. It allows for very high capacities of storage for things like music, voice, photos and videos to be stored for long periods of time, without needing power to store the information when it is not being [...]

July 2016 – In a briefing with Rob Hoffmann, Marketing Manager, Media & Entertainment Workstation Worldwide along with Scott Ruppert, Workstation Portfolio & Solution Planning, both with Lenovo, at SIGGRAPH 2016, we discussed the role of the workstations in the creative process. The Lenovo position is that the workstations are more than just a computer [...]

July 2016 – Blackmagic Design was showing their Fusion VFX and Motion Graphics software at the show. The product has now released version 8 and is available in two levels. The standard Fusion 8 product is available FREE for OSX, Windows and Linux. Fusion 8 Studio is the paid commercial version and starts at $995 [...]

August 2016- At Blackhat 2016, TrapX™, Executive Vice President Carl Wright moderated an expert panel entitled “Healthcare Under Siege” The panelists included the following members of both industry and regulatory agencies: Ronald Mehring, CISO, Texas Health Resources Jason Cook, CISO, BT Americas Ann Barron-DiCamillo, former director US CERT Titus Bickel, senior analyst healthcare Intel, DHS [...]

July 2016 – In an interview with Jeffrey Ovadya, Dir of Sales and Marketing for Vicon Motion Systems, we got a chance to hear about their latest mocap camera and also Project Katana which was being demonstrated on the conference expo floor at SIGGRAPH 2016. Motion Capture, or MoCap has moved to the mainstream for [...]

July 2016 – At the StudioXperience area at SIGGRAPH HP workstations was showing their Z series computing and display products for the professional content creation space. The start of exhibit area was the DreamColor professional displays, then the desktop workstations and finally the portable workstations which now can have integrated DreamColor displays. HP DreamColor Professional [...]

July 2016 – Nvidia used the opportunity of the gathering of graphics professionals at SIGGRAPH to announce the newest member of their graphics card lineup. Bob Pette, VP / GM of Quadro products, introduced the Quadro P6000 to the professional graphics product line. The card is targeted at the highest end of the GPU compute [...]

July 2016 – The theme on the 2016 SiGGRAPH was Render the Possibilities. The render engines, once reserved for VFX in movie production, are now part of the ubiquitous computing capability in the cloud. The results of these render engines were on display in full force at SIGGRAPH, in the form of analysis from HPC, [...]

July 2016 – Following the Creative Storage Conference, we had a chance to talk to Jeff Greenwald of HGST (now a part of Western Digital) about the shifting nature of content storage. The stage of data at rest is disappearing which is changing the design and use of tiering. The data that used to be [...]