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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 […]

Virtualization leader joins SPEC workstation graphics group

Virtualization leader joins SPEC workstation graphics group

VMware brings more cachet to existing virtualization standards support. Virtualization specialist VMware has joined the SPEC Graphics and Workstation Performance Group (SPEC/GWPG) as a new member. The company is also a member of the SPEC Open Systems Group and the SPEC Research Group. The SPEC Graphics and Workstation Performance Group is a leader in standardized […]

AMD certifies Avid Media Composer for FirePro

AMD certifies Avid Media Composer for FirePro

Both Windows and Mac Pro workstations are covered by the new support certification. AMD has announced certification for Avid Media Composer 8.4 on its FirePro workstation-class GPUs. The new support for Avid Media Composer offers FirePro users a 4K environment for media management and editing tasks throughout the video production process. The new certification covers both […]

The personal robot is coming for you and your job

The personal robot is coming for you and your job

Robots are coming to takes up the slack in human endeavor. What are some of the projects going on that promise to change everything about the way we live and work today.

Fujitsu Celsius delivers 1U rack-mount workstation

Fujitsu Celsius delivers 1U rack-mount workstation

When teamed with Nvidia GRID virtual GPU technology, workstation power become available from any device. By Tom Lansford Is your company considering implementing remote workstation solutions? If so, then the Fujitsu Celsius workstation team might have the perfect solution for you. Have a look at the new Celsius C740, the 1U rack-workstation from Fujitsu. CADplace […]

By March 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
A quick look at Nvidia Quadro K5200

A quick look at Nvidia Quadro K5200

Viewperf scores don’t tell the whole story. By Alex Herrera Our recent review of the P900 (see “Review: Lenovo ThinkStation P900: Alex Herrera examines the most powerful deskside workstation we’ve ever tested”) gave us a chance to look at another, relatively new product geared to the high-demand visual com­puting professional: Nvidia’s Quadro K5200 AIB. That […]

SPEC Group issues updated workstation benchmark

SPEC Group issues updated workstation benchmark

Now virtual workstations can be tested the same as physical workstations. The SPEC Graphics Performance Characterization Group (SPECgpc) has released a new version of its SPECview­perf benchmark that extends performance measurement from physical to virtualized worksta­tion configurations. The new benchmark mea­sures the 3D graphics perfor­mance of systems running under the OpenGL and Direct X ap­plication […]

By March 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Review: Lenovo ThinkStation P900

Review: Lenovo ThinkStation P900

Alex Herrera examines the most powerful deskside workstation we’ve ever tested. By Alex Herrera Let’s make it clear right off the bat:  the Lenovo ThinkStation P900—especially the way it’s configured—is not for everyone. That’s not to say the majority of profes­sionals wouldn’t want one; the price tag will scare off the vast majority of buyers. […]

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Workstation market chugs along in 4Q14

Workstation market chugs along in 4Q14

Latest JPR market update shows Lenovo continuing to gain market share. The descriptor of “steady” may not excite, but given the volatility in the workstation market over the last seven years, steady ain’t too bad. For those looking to forget the nasty economy of the late 00’s, and whose nerves were frayed by the up-and-down […]

Comparing Fujitsu Celsius M740 and R940 workstations

Comparing Fujitsu Celsius M740 and R940 workstations

Two powerful workstations from the same vendor: which is the right choice for you? By Tom Lansford CADplace Fujitsu offers two powerful desktop workstation. How do these systems compare head-to-head? CADplace put both through the paces. Most often, the question engineers face when choosing a workstation is not “which brand” but “which model.” At Fujitsu, the […]