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Dell wants to be king of the workstation notebooks

Dell wants to be king of the workstation notebooks

Their new lineup and attitude put them well on the way in a vibrant, competitive market.   By Jon Peddie Last October Dell showed us (and others) their lineup for their 2016 workstation notebooks—four of them, from entry level to a mammoth 17-inch, plus two new tower workstations. All of them are lovely, powerful for […]

By February 4, 2016 Read More →
2015 was …

2015 was …

Amazing developments, shocking corporate changes, and a slowly recovering economy— what’s not to like? By Jon Peddie It’s that time of year again. The end of the world. The precipice. The place where we stand and look across at the new year, 2016, and back at the perilous crossings we’ve made through 2015. So, let’s […]

By December 21, 2015 Read More →
AMD GPUOpen offers developers access to its libraries and “metal”

AMD GPUOpen offers developers access to its libraries and “metal”

AMD embraces open source with game libraries and register data. A second release, the Boltzmann Initiative, supports high-performance applications. By Jon Peddie AMD plans to give developers unprecedented access to the innards of its GPUs next year, when it launches its GPUOpen initiative. AMD is the only company that can claim a clean sweep across gaming […]

By December 15, 2015 Read More →
11 myths of computer graphics

11 myths of computer graphics

Jon Peddie interviews himself for Electronic Design; taking on the limits of game physics, integrated graphics, and why 4K is not good enough.  By Jon Peddie Over the years the magic of computer graphics (CG) has sparked the imagination and curiosity of millions—the specialist as well as the consumer. The movies, games, advertisements, science, medicine, and […]

By December 8, 2015 Read More →
Valve readies Stream Link for shipment

Valve readies Stream Link for shipment

Long-awaited remote gaming appliance ships in November. By Jon Peddie Valve introduced (promised?) the idea of a remote gaming appliance late last year, and again at CES in January. The new device was dubbed Stream Link, but it has taken a while to work out all the kinks and make it a reliable, desirable, and […]

By October 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
To virtualize or not to virtualize

To virtualize or not to virtualize

Jon Peddie Research surveyed the users and would-be users of virtualization technology.   By Jon Peddie We just wrapped up a survey of end users and asked them questions about their awareness and interest in virtualization and remote graphics. The first thing we wanted to find out was whether they even knew what a virtualization […]

By October 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Nvidia says Grid 2.0 is 2x better than Grid 1.0

Nvidia says Grid 2.0 is 2x better than Grid 1.0

More users, more OSs, more GPU horsepower. By Jon Peddie Nvidia launched Grid 2.0 at VMworld this week, adding the Maxwell GPU to the product line. Nvidia says Maxwell can be mounted on blade servers which will greatly increase compute density, and therefore the number of users that can be served. The company also claims […]

By September 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The new Basemark has a new benchmark

The new Basemark has a new benchmark

  OpenGL ES 3.1 and Metal can now be tested and easily compared across OSs After having gone through a management buyout just three months ago, the newly formed Basemark has introduced a suite of mobile benchmarks for iOS, OpenGL ES 3.1, and Metal. That’s impressive in of and by itself, but even more so […]

By September 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
AMD claims world’s first hardware-based virtualized GPU solution

AMD claims world’s first hardware-based virtualized GPU solution

AMD says their multi-user partition approach to workstation virtualization will be more desirable than current options. They plan to show off the technology at the JPR VIRTUALIZE conference in October. By Jon Peddie AMD admits they are a little late to the virtualize party, but claim they did it deliberately to assess the market, get […]

By August 31, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
AMD GPU powers new 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro

AMD GPU powers new 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro

Apple Watch haptic feedback, big fast SSD, and a real GPU. If you do video editing in Final Cut Pro X, or rendering of 3D images in pro graphics apps, Apple feels your pain and has updated the popular 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. The new MacBook comes with a new Force Touch trackpad, faster […]