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Lucasfilm and ILM announce open source release of MaterialX library

Lucasfilm and ILM announce open source release of MaterialX library

Development team to host a ‘Birds of a Feather’ meeting at Siggraph. Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) have released the MaterialX Library for computer graphics. MaterialX is an open standard developed by Lucasfilm’s Advanced Development Group and ILM engineers to improve the transfer of rich materials and look-development content between applications and renderers. […]

By July 18, 2017 Read More →
JPR shows slowing revenue growth for computer graphics market

JPR shows slowing revenue growth for computer graphics market

Details from this annual report will be shared at the JPR Press Luncheon at Siggraph. Jon Peddie Research (JPR) has released its annual market report for the computer graphics industry. The computer graphics hardware market was worth $118 billion in 2015 and is expected to drop to $112 billion by 2019, with software growing slightly […]

By July 14, 2017 Read More →
AMD Radeon reveals new professional GPU offerings

AMD Radeon reveals new professional GPU offerings

The high-end Vega Frontier Edition as well as the entry-level WX 2100 and WX 3100 professional GPUs are now available. By Johan Keyter AMD recently unveiled their newest GPU offerings aimed at the professional market, with the flagship Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, as well as the Radeon Pro WX 2100 and WX 3100 graphics cards. […]

By July 6, 2017 Read More →
Turn down the power, turn up the performance

Turn down the power, turn up the performance

Can you really do that? Gaming is a major social and technological phenomenon, engaged in by a third to a half of humanity. Unfortunately, the associated energy use has been understudied, and passed over in most energy policy and planning initiatives. Seeking to correct an important oversight in the relationship between energy use and computers, […]

By July 5, 2017 Read More →
Immersed 2017 brings virtual & augmented reality to Toronto

Immersed 2017 brings virtual & augmented reality to Toronto

A special discount is available to GraphicSpeak readers. Jon Peddie Research (publisher of GraphicSpeak) is pleased to again be a media partner for Immersed 2017. Celebrating its fourth year at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto, Immersed 2017 (October 19-22) is the East Coast’s must-attend event for industry and professionals working with technologies like virtual […]

By July 3, 2017 Read More →
Siggraph offers preview of 2017 technical papers

Siggraph offers preview of 2017 technical papers

More than 125 technical papers have been accepted in a wide variety of graphics disciplines. The 44th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques –aka Siggraph 2017 — has released details about the technical papers to be presented this year. This year’s peer-reviewed scholarly papers in computer graphics science will include work […]

By May 31, 2017 Read More →
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 →