Hardware

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad W540 mobile workstation is the company’s one and only

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad W540 mobile workstation is the company’s one and only

It performs well when tested against a close rival. But having only one model of mobile workstation may work against it in the marketplace. By Alex Herrera Responsible for nearly 13% of worldwide shipments (units) last year, Lenovo reached number three in the workstation market thanks to a major headstart. In 2005, Lenovo acquired IBM’s [...]

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Review: AMD FirePro W9100 raises the professional graphics bar

Review: AMD FirePro W9100 raises the professional graphics bar

At $3,999 it isn’t for the average workstation user. If you need it, you really need it. By Alex Herrera Do you place heavy demands on GPU hardware, for rendering or other highly parallel workloads? Need more gigabytes of GPU memory than most users have in their workstation’s system memory? Got upwards of $4K burning [...]

Nvidia VMware partnership will extend high-performance graphics throughout the enterprise

Nvidia VMware partnership will extend high-performance graphics throughout the enterprise

Nvidia now has access to VMware’s 76% market share in enterprise computing. By Jon Peddie Last week at Nvidia’s annual GPU Tech Conference (GTC) in San Jose, the company announced VMware is adding virtualized GPU (vGPU) support to vSphere, an enhanced suite of tools for cloud computing. That will bring Nvidia GRID technology to its [...]

Digital Reality

Coming soon: Adobe’s Pen and Ruler set

Coming soon: Adobe’s Pen and Ruler set

Adobe is doing the groundwork to launch Project Mighty and Napoleon.

Facebook acquires Oculus VR for $2 billion… really

Facebook acquires Oculus VR for $2 billion… really

$2 billion in cash and stock; file this under: we did not see this coming.  GfxSpeak believes the deal could open up opportunities for VR as a visualization platform. There was a certain amount of good will and jubilation in the halls of Nvidia’s GTC (GPU Technology Conference) as the word spread that Facebook announced [...]

New 3D Systems ProJet 1200 commoditizes precision small parts manufacturing

New 3D Systems ProJet 1200 commoditizes precision small parts manufacturing

Dental and jewelry are the obvious applications, but a precision micro-SLA 3D printer the size of a coffee maker for $4,900 will find a lot of uses. Most of the chatter in the 3D printing world for the last year or so has been about the hobbyist market, but the vendors all know their bread-and-butter [...]

MFG & PLM

CADfeature update supports quality assurance workflow

CADfeature update supports quality assurance workflow

A new browser-based interface speeds reporting engineering data to the supply chain. Elysium says its latest release of CADfeature simplifies and improves the creation and exchange of master CAD models between OEM manufacturers and their supply chains. The software offers a feature-based translation system to transfer design intent without releasing original CAD files. Enhancements in [...]

CD-adapco takes the low-key road to announce a major shift for its simulation line

CD-adapco takes the low-key road to announce a major shift for its simulation line

STAR-CCM+ seeks to unify FEA and CFD in a single platform.  By Tom Lansford CADplace Special to GraphicSpeak Unlike its competition, the annual CD-adapco customer conference (STAR Global Conference) is heavy on technology and light on marketing. This year, without fanfare, CEO Steve MacDonald announced a common platform for finite flow and finite element simulation, [...]

Autodesk releases Inventor HSM CAM software

Autodesk releases Inventor HSM CAM software

The first commercial version comes after nine months of beta testing. Today Autodesk announces the commercial availability of Inventor HSM, an integrated CAM solution for Inventor users. Inventor HSM 2015 helps machinists, designers, and engineers turn Inventor designs into manufacturable parts by generating machining toolpaths directly inside Inventor. Inventor HSM 2015 includes a full license [...]

DCC

Maya LT to launch on Steam gaming platform

Maya LT to launch on Steam gaming platform

For $50 a month Steam enthusiasts and developers have access to a full commercial license of Maya LT.    Autodesk will launch Maya LT 2015 on the Steam gaming platform next week, making its animation and modeling feature set available to more than 65 million gamers, developers and artists. For $50 per month, Steam users [...]

Shotgun adds secure client review and annotation

Shotgun adds secure client review and annotation

Created with a single click, the new review site extends shot tracking to client review. Shotgun Software has released an update adding a new, integrated Shotgun Client Review Site to its production management system. Shotgun says the toolset enables creative companies to share media with clients or anyone outside the studio “securely, with one click,” through [...]

The Foundry weighs in with Nuke Studio for an industry shakeup

The Foundry weighs in with Nuke Studio for an industry shakeup

The Foundry announces Nuke Studio, takes on Autodesk, Avid, and Adobe

BIZ

Bentley Systems reports revenue, income, and plans

Bentley Systems reports revenue, income, and plans

Bentley Systems reports an 8% increase in revenue to $593 million in 2013; increases family and employee ownership to 98%.  Bentley Systems, a private company, announced its 2013 annual results in a call to press and analysts on April 16. The company has made a practice of annual reporting even though it is private and [...]

Nvidia VMware partnership will extend high-performance graphics throughout the enterprise

Nvidia VMware partnership will extend high-performance graphics throughout the enterprise

Nvidia now has access to VMware’s 76% market share in enterprise computing. By Jon Peddie Last week at Nvidia’s annual GPU Tech Conference (GTC) in San Jose, the company announced VMware is adding virtualized GPU (vGPU) support to vSphere, an enhanced suite of tools for cloud computing. That will bring Nvidia GRID technology to its [...]

Nvidia delivers next-generation mobile gaming GPUs

Nvidia delivers next-generation mobile gaming GPUs

Razor and Lenovo are among the vendors shipping notebook computers with the new chips. By Jon Peddie Nvidia is rolling out the new GeForce GTX 8xxM series just in time for this week’s Game Developers Conference and Nvidia’s own GPU Technology Conference next week. The new chip is designed for gaming laptops and other portable [...]

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