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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 →
Why Apple must refresh the Mac Pro

Why Apple must refresh the Mac Pro

Apple is nearing irrelevance in a surging workstation market. Thermal issues are one problem, market perception is another. By Randall S. Newton In the past few days a flurry of articles have come out discussing an unusual occurrence at Apple: candor about the future of the Mac as a professional computer. It seems the executive […]

By April 5, 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 →
Lenovo adds virtual reality certification to budget workstation

Lenovo adds virtual reality certification to budget workstation

ThinkStation P320 seeks to strike a balance between performance and price. Lenovo today launches what it says is a budget-savvy, virtual reality-ready workstation, the ThinkStation P320. The refreshed workstation will be available in both full-size tower and small form factor (SFF). Options include the latest generation of both Intel Xeon processors and Intel Core i7 […]

By March 28, 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 →
Boxx introduces new compact CAD workstation

Boxx introduces new compact CAD workstation

The new Apexx 1 1402 packs the latest i7 processing power into a surprisingly bite-sized package. Boxx Technologies recently introduced a new small workstation, the Apexx 1 1402. The company claims it is the world’s smallest workstation to feature an overclocked Intel Core i7 “Kaby Lake” processor. The Kaby Lake processor is Intel’s 7th generation […]

By March 16, 2017 Read More →
Workstation market shipment increased 20% in fourth quarter

Workstation market shipment increased 20% in fourth quarter

HP pulls ahead in market share, but all players saw increased sales. The workstation market is thriving. In 2Q16, Jon Peddie Research reported results as inspiring. 3Q16 results were even better, record-setting. 4Q16 results require a new level of superlatives. If a mature market like this one can be said to have a “blowout” quarter, […]

By March 7, 2017 Read More →
Graphics add-in boards up 21% in fourth quarter

Graphics add-in boards up 21% in fourth quarter

Demand for more powerful graphics processing continues to rise even as PC sales continue to drop. Shipment of graphics add-in boards (AIB) jumped 21% in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to the year-ago period, according to a new market research report released today by Jon Peddie Research. By comparison, sales of desktop PCs fell […]

By February 21, 2017 Read More →