Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

December 2016 – We recently had a chance to review, in a live production environment, the HP Zbook 15 G3 mobile workstation and the HP Zbook 17 G3 mobile workstation. Both of the units featured fifth generation Xeon quad core processors, discrete Nvidia graphics, 15.6” UHD Dreamcolor displays and Windows 10 Pro. The workstations were [...]

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 [...]

April 2016 – New content creation for large screen, 4K/8K and HDR has brought new challenges to the workflow and editing. The data size and efforts involved scale with resolution, image size, and color depth. More details means bigger data. Bigger data, means more horsepower is needed in the editing stations in the form of [...]

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 [...]

April 2016 – At the Nvidia GTC event in San Jose, IBM held a tutorial on the use of Watson in the cloud and the SDK and application areas that are best targeted to the platform. To support the community, IBM has introduced the developer cloud (https://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/ibmwatson/developercloud/) which is bringing cognitive computing to developer apps [...]

 January 2016 – One of the major trends at CES 2016 was the smart car and the connected car. This year’s show featured not on the vehicles but the vendors from the supply chain in the ecosystem. One of the primary suppliers in that chain is Maxim Integrated. They were showing three major pieces of [...]

August 2015 – At Siggraph 2015 in Los Angeles, Nvidia was showing not only their hardware solutions for the content creation community, but also new solutions in the software space that are helping to shift how design is done. The focus is on simulated reality all the way to VR and is based on the [...]

March 2015 – Held concurrently with the Nvidia GTC event, the Open Power Consortium held their first Annual Summit. The presentation focused on their growing membership, software products and more importantly the release of new hardware for the platform that were developed in the past 12 months. The theme for the event, as presented by [...]

March 17, 2014, at GTC, San Jose, CA—Dan O’Farrell from Dell introduced the Dell Precision Appliance for Wyse virtual workstation. This end-end offering provides a virtual desktop that provides workstation users an alternative to dedicated workstations for graphics-heavy workloads. The virtual workstations use Dell workstation designs from the Precision product line with dedicated GPU pass-through [...]

March 17, 2015, GPU Technology Conference, San Jose, CA—Barry Daniels from exponential-e described a GPU-powered VDI with GPU rendering. This Ethernet-based cloud network for enterprise delivers high bandwidth through smart links. The company is a spin-out from British Telecom and offers network, cloud, and unified communications services. They are working to address the unique challenges [...]