Sunday, March 26th, 2017

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, [...]

June 2016 – The 2016 BIO conference in San Francisco had an interesting keynote speaker pair – Forensic Pathologist Dr Bennet Omalu and Actor Will Smith who played Dr Omalu in the film Concussion. The title of the keynote was Knowledge Precipitates Evolution. For those unfamiliar with the movie and the story, it is about [...]

May 2016 – Microsoft give one of the opening conference keynotes at this year’s SID Display Week conference. The focus of the talk was on the Disruptive Evolution of Computers through the Introduction of New Interactive Technologies. This long title translates to having compute resources becoming disruptive in changing daily activity because of the introduction [...]

April 2016 – The theme for this years Nvidia GTC conference was focused on AI and cognitive computing dir Neural Networks. While these are a core of their new direction for their computing appliances (Nvidia DGX-1) and high capacity devices (Tesla P100), the mainstay of the company which is graphics compute for scientific and media [...]

March 2016 – At HardwareCon 2016, Jay Rogers Jr, CEO and Co-Founder of Local Motors presented a keynote on design. He started with a story of the 8 year odyssey of Local Motors and the efforts to make the first crowd-sourced designed car. He talked about how the concept of scaling had changed. In early [...]

March 2016 – At the 2016 HardwareCon in San Leandro, CA, Publisher, entrepreneur and advocate of the Maker movement Tim O’Reilly spoke to the primarily “maker centric” audience about trends and the transition to bigger things. The basis of his talk was all movements that drive change start with enthusiasts. These people have an inherent [...]

February 2016 – One of the keynote of the 2016 HardwareCon to be held in San Leandro, CA on March 4-5, is John “Jay” Rogers Jr, CEO and Founder of Local Motors. We had a chance to talk to Jay about his company and engineering issues with realizing his vision in the automotive world. Local [...]

July 2015 – The opening keynote at the Always On Silicon Valley Innovation Summit was George Gilder who was speaking on the topic of Bitcoin. George felt that Bitcoin is essentially automated gold on the internet and is targeted to replace ad tech as the main transaction vehicle on the internet. The technology of the [...]

March 2015 – At GTC 2015, the opening keynote by Jen-Hsun Huang, talked about Deep Neural Networks as a task that is a best fit for GPU compute capabilities. Following this introduction as a next generation application, Jeff Dean gave a keynote on Large Scale Deep Learning. These learning systems are well suited to GPU [...]

February 2015 – The first annual HardwareCon3 (conference, convention and connection) event was held at the Zero Net Energy (ZNE) center in San Leandro over the weekend of Feb 28-March 1. This first event was designed to help the members of the Marker movement and community move to the business community and product production. The [...]