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Imagination Technologies announces formal sale process for whole group

Imagination Technologies announces formal sale process for whole group

Ongoing dispute with Apple forces Imagination to put itself up for sale. British chip designer Imagination Technologies Group announced yesterday that it is selling the entire company. According to the company, “over the last few weeks, it has received interest from a number of parties for a potential acquisition of the whole Group. The Board […]

By June 23, 2017 Read More →
AMD wants you to know they’re back and it’s Epyc

AMD wants you to know they’re back and it’s Epyc

AMD launches Epyc in a confident return to the enterprise

By June 21, 2017 Read More →
New survey asks “what are the benefits of multiple monitors today?”

New survey asks “what are the benefits of multiple monitors today?”

JPR requests your input on how — and if — you use multiple monitors at work. “See more, do more.” — Jon Peddie In 2003 Jon Peddie Research launched a study into the benefits of multiple monitors. It was well received, and by popular demand, we did an update in 2012. That too was very […]

By June 10, 2017 Read More →
Reviewers talk about SPEC/GWPG benchmarks

Reviewers talk about SPEC/GWPG benchmarks

A generation of computer and workstation reviewers in the CAD industry have relied on this industry standard benchmarking software. By Bob Cramblitt If there is a review of a professional workstation or graphics card within an online or print publication, the reviewer is likely to quote results from a SPEC Graphics and Workstation Performance Group […]

By June 1, 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 →
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 →