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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. […]

By March 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

Graphics add-in board market down in fourth quarter

Graphics add-in board market down in fourth quarter

Quarter-to-quarter shipments decreased 0.7%, and 017.5% year-to-year; Nvidia increases market share lead. Jon Peddie Research (JPR) has announced estimated graphics add-in-board (AIB) shipments and suppliers’ market share for the fourth quarter of 2014. The news was encouraging and seasonally understandable; quarter-to-quarter, the market decreased -0.68% (compared to the desktop PC market, which decreased 3.53% ). […]

By February 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
GPU shipments down in fourth quarter of 2014

GPU shipments down in fourth quarter of 2014

Nvidia gained at the expense of AMD and Intel. Gaming is still the market’s bright spot. The new market report on graphics processing units (GPUs) from Jon Peddie Research (JPR) shows total shipments were down in the fourth quarter of 2014 (ending December 31, 2014). Measured on a sequential basis, Nvidia shipments were up 3%, […]

By February 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Novel Android hover-and-touch controller seeks Kickstarter boost

Novel Android hover-and-touch controller seeks Kickstarter boost

The Zrro Android console turns any HDMI TV into a gaming platform. A team of experienced hardware developers has turned to Kickstarter to fund production of their new hover-and-touch Android console, designed to make possible playing every Android game on a TV. The Zrro consists of a pad that combines two kinds of sensing technology […]

By February 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →