Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

April 5, 2016, GPU Technology Conference, San Jose, CA—Rora Van den Bulcke and Thomas Soetens from Immersive Design Studios talked about the use of GPUs and projection systems as media sources for very large are displays in public venues. The latest capabilities enable public VR. VR is interesting for artists, but should not require a [...]

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 [...]

June 17, 2014, SMPTE Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age Conference, Stanford, CA—A panel addressed the changes in movie making, sports, and games due to new underlying technologies. Chris Bregler from NY University and Industrial Light and Magic moderated the panel, with members Marv White from ESPN, Kim Libreri from Lucas Film, and Erik Johnson [...]

April 29, 2014, Ethernet Technology Summit, Santa Clara, CA—Roy Chua from SDNCentral provided observations and identify the has learned in the rollout of open- source switching. The move towards open source switching and white box hardware brings open source to network switching. As a result, basic designs and the software stack would be available to [...]

March 25, 2014, GPU Technology Conference, San Jose, CA—Mike Romey from ZOIC Studios described their implementation of a virtual production pipeline. The ZEUS (Zoic environmental universal system) has many functions such as tracking monitors for the rigged cameras and other equipment, real-time render for actors on green screens, previsualization, markup, etc. for work on virtual [...]

September 11, 2013, Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco—Recep Ozdag from Intel and Gershon Schatzberg from Wind River presented a reference design for software-defined network platform switches. Software-defined networking expands the network virtualization to network functions and enables data-control plane separation. Virtualization has driven utilization rates in datacenters to over 50 percent and has enabled large [...]

 February 27, 2012, Cloud Security Alliance Summit, San Francisco—Steve Harrod from VMware talked about the massive transformations due to virtualization, cloud, and mobile access. Security architectures need significant change to keep up with these transformations. If you are a chief information officer, your career is over. Users are raising and changing their expectations on functions [...]

February 14, 2011 RSA Conference, Cloud Security Alliance Summit, San Francisco–Christofer Hoff, director of cloud and virtualization solutions at Cisco Systems talked about management through security automation. The existing legacy IT tools and practices are the greatest impediment to change in network operations and security practices. Security practices policies and procedures require continuous monitoring, and [...]