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Teradici is everyone’s friend

Teradici is everyone’s friend

Film studios and computer vendors want to extend their remote computing. Siggraph was an important show for Teradici. Their PCoIP (PC over IP) is being used by the major hardware vendors including Dell and Lenovo, and at Siggraph 2014 we were told by the studio CTOs and IT chiefs that Teradici has enabled them to [...]

By August 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Surprising results from SolidWorks workstation graphic benchmarking

Surprising results from SolidWorks workstation graphic benchmarking

Using a Lenovo ThinkStation E32 to test discrete vs. integrated GPUs found Intel is gaining ground on Nvidia. By L. Stephen Wolfe and Jon Peddie Waiting for a CAD workstation to finish loading a complex model, or drawing or rebuilding one, saps productivity and is as an­noying as being stalled in traffic. Work­stations are continuously getting [...]

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At what pace graphics virtualization?

At what pace graphics virtualization?

Media and graphics technologists share their insights on virtualization at the annual JPR Siggraph luncheon. For most in attendance, “full speed ahead” was not fast enough. [Editor’s Note: Need some background on the topic? Here’s a link to Wikipedia on Virtualization.] Jon Peddie Research recently conducted a study on virtualization in the graphics industry, to [...]

Autodesk sets second quarter record

Autodesk sets second quarter record

Billings and revenue both exceeded expectations. Autodesk now has almost $1 billion in deferred revenue. By Randall S. Newton Autodesk (Nasdaq: ADSK) has reported record second quarter income, with healthy increases in billings and subscriptions. All geographic regions reported double-digits percentage growth year-over-year. Revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 (ended July 31, 2014) [...]

Autodesk steps up at Siggraph 2014

Autodesk steps up at Siggraph 2014

It’s a different Autodesk that made the scene at Siggraph 2014. The company wants to be a team player with competitors. That’s new, right?

JPR: Computer graphics market will exceed $149 billion by 2017

JPR: Computer graphics market will exceed $149 billion by 2017

New research suggests the industry will enjoy 5.5% growth for next few years. The computer graphics industry has been a growth industry since it was established in the late 1970s. It has weathered the storms of recessions and has emerged renewed vigor and potential, partly due to a big boost from mobile and the move [...]

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Ansys posts record second quarter

Ansys posts record second quarter

Net income up 12.6%; revenue up 8%; Russia, Brazil, and India are slow, while United Kingdom revenue was up 15%. By Randall S. Newton Ansys (ANSS: Nasdaq) reported record second quarter income today, with revenue growth coming from all regions, all major product lines, and most industries. Ansys stock was up 0.8% to 77.20 in early [...]

Architecture emerges as early market segment for virtual reality

Architecture emerges as early market segment for virtual reality

Several small companies are seeking a niche; many look to Oculus Rift as the game-changer. By Kathleen Maher The new virtual reality (VR) devices coming to the market are products in search of an application. Sure, VR is undeni­ably cool, but the experience can get boring if there’s no purpose attached to it, and gaming [...]

Daimler certifies SolidThinking Inspire for company-wide use

Daimler certifies SolidThinking Inspire for company-wide use

Organic inspiration at the earliest stages for automotive design engineers. Auto manufacturer Daimler AG has officially certified SolidThinking Inspire for company-wide use. Part of the HyperWorks engineering suite from Altair, SolidThinking Inspire enables design engineers to quickly create and investigate structurally efficient concepts. With the Daimler certification, all design engineers within the car and truck [...]

Jaguar bringing augmented reality to driving

Jaguar bringing augmented reality to driving

The Virtual Windscreen uses the entire windshield as a head-up display.  Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) are in the “performance driving” segment of the auto market, a competitive space where the vendors are always looking for an edge. JLR thinks part of that edge in the future will be to offer its customers an augmented reality [...]