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Modest sales dip for GPUs in first quarter

Modest sales dip for GPUs in first quarter

Moderate sales in the first quarter; the GPU industry is starting to gear up for Q3. The new Jon Peddie Research quarterly market report on the GPU industry shows moderate sales in the first quarter of 2017, as what has been a volatile market returns to seasonal norms. Overall GPU shipments decreased seasonally and in […]

By May 25, 2017 Read More →
New book by Jon Peddie explains our Augmented Reality future

New book by Jon Peddie explains our Augmented Reality future

Augmented Reality: Where We Will All Live makes a clear distinction between AR and other forms of immersive graphics.  A new book by computer graphics pioneer and researcher Dr. Jon Peddie takes a close look at the impact and potential of augmented reality. Augmented Reality: Where We Will All Live provides an in-depth exploration of the […]

By May 6, 2017 Read More →
Khronos updates computer vision specification

Khronos updates computer vision specification

OpenVX 1.2 adds neural network acceleration and feature detection among many new features. A version for safety critical systems is also announced. The Khronos Group has released a significant update to its OpenVX specification for computer vision applications. OpenVX is a high-level, graph-based API for creating real-time mobile and embedded computer vision platforms. As with […]

By May 2, 2017 Read More →
JPR issues visual processing unit market report update

JPR issues visual processing unit market report update

VPUs poised to become indispensable to image processing, machine intelligence, augmented reality and other cutting edge applications.   Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry’s research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, today released its latest quarterly report on the Visual Processing Unit (VPU) market. The second quarterly edition of this new report analyzes the […]

By April 28, 2017 Read More →
Nvidia unleashes the Titan Xp

Nvidia unleashes the Titan Xp

Nvidia’s most powerful GPU to date is the first that can also be used with a Mac. By Johan Keyter Nvidia this month unveiled the newest addition to its top-tier GPU line-up in the form of the Titan Xp, and when it comes to graphics cards you know we need to look at some nerd […]

By April 12, 2017 Read More →
AMD has a winner with Ryzen

AMD has a winner with Ryzen

Mt. Tiburon Testing Lab puts an AMD-equipped Cyberpower PC through the paces. By C. Robert Dow AMD is betting big on its latest processor line, Ryzen. It has been designed from the ground up for both performance and efficiency. AMD says it has achieved a 52% gain in performance over its previous generation Excavator core […]

By March 29, 2017 Read More →
NASA and Unreal develop VR astronaut training

NASA and Unreal develop VR astronaut training

New mixed reality training methods cut costs and improve the astronaut training process. By Johan Keyter Space exploration and human spaceflight in particular remains one of the most challenging technological hurdles that we face as a species. It may seem like we’ve gotten the hang of things thanks to efforts such as the International Space […]

By March 27, 2017 Read More →
HP Z2 Mini shakes up workstation market

HP Z2 Mini shakes up workstation market

Alex Herrera calls this newest small form factor workstation capable and ridiculously small.   Last quarter, HP unveiled the Z2 Mini, a workstation computer that takes the small form factor (SFF) trend to the extreme. Measuring just 2.3″ x 8.5″ x 8.5″, the Z2 Mini is dramatically smaller (an HP-disclosed 90% smaller) than a traditional […]

By March 21, 2017 Read More →
High-end CAD features have migrated to low-price CAD

High-end CAD features have migrated to low-price CAD

TurboCAD and BricsCAD are rewriting the notion that it takes a $5,000 CAD program to do specialized tasks.   By Ralph Grabowski Can we still call CAD “low-end” when it does sheet metal design and direct editing of 3D solids? Programs in the past have been considered low-end CAD when they cost a few hundred […]

By March 14, 2017 Read More →
The magic of design on display at SolidWorks World 2017

The magic of design on display at SolidWorks World 2017

The maker of the most popular 3D mechanical design software believes design automation will move from “design and validate” to “optimize and manufacture.” By Tony Glockler SolidWorks World is where the magic happens. This year, that magic was literal as the conference kicked off in Los Angeles with death-defying illusions. The magic continued throughout the […]

By March 9, 2017 Read More →