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Looking inside: Frame workstation in the cloud

Looking inside: Frame workstation in the cloud

Company betting many adopters of remote, virtualized computing will prefer the cloud. By Alex Herrera Building up an IT environment to support complex visual workloads was never easy, but at least it was straightforward. You bought a bunch of high-performance workstations, one for each desk and perhaps one for the road, supported by servers for […]

By March 14, 2016 Read More →
Playing Rise of the Tomb Raider at 12.3 megapixels

Playing Rise of the Tomb Raider at 12.3 megapixels

The more you can see … the more you can game. By Pierre LeBoule When playing a high-action, first-person shooter (FPS) game like Rise of the Tomb Raider, you want high resolution and a very wide field of view (FOV). In many games you can adjust the FOV either in the main screen’s options or […]

By March 9, 2016 Read More →
Workstations continue to outperform broader PC market

Workstations continue to outperform broader PC market

Tiny slippage in sales in 4Q15, as vendors steal market share from each other. Workstation continues to outperform the broader PC markets. Industry reports have noted double-digit percentage decline in PC shipments in 2015, yet research firm and market watcher Jon Peddie Research reports the workstation market fell only 0.8% in the fourth quarter of […]

By March 3, 2016 Read More →
Review: HP new entry-class Z240 workstation

Review: HP new entry-class Z240 workstation

Intel Skylake processors give a lot of bang for the buck. By Alex Herrera The big news in the workstation market in the fourth quarter of 2015 was the arrival of Skylake. Workstation vendors had been champing at the bit, waiting on the first release of Intel’s 14-nm processor generation and eager to refresh two […]

By February 12, 2016 Read More →
Sky X9 runs desktop replacement workstation-class CPU and GPU in mobile footprint

Sky X9 runs desktop replacement workstation-class CPU and GPU in mobile footprint

A workstation hybrid, meant for the desktop but sized like a mobile.  By Robert Dow If bigger is better, Eurocom should win a prize for introducing the Sky X9. The Sky X9 is the workstation version of the SkyDLX7. The Sky X9 is a desktop replacement workstation with all the power and options of a […]

By February 10, 2016 Read More →
Boxx Apexx 5 redesign maximizes expansion choices

Boxx Apexx 5 redesign maximizes expansion choices

This liquid-cooled behemoth can handle five dual-width GPUs. Boxx Technologies is now shipping a redesigned Apexx 5, a max’d out workstation designed for graphics professionals in architecture, engineering, VFX, and animation. The highly configurable redesign can handle up to 5 dual-width GPUs with a sync card, a single-width GPU, or any combination of seven, full-length […]

By January 28, 2016 Read More →
LG shows concept demo of roll-up screen

LG shows concept demo of roll-up screen

Curved, thin, flexible: Pick any two. Korean manufacturing behemoth LG created a stir at CES yesterday when they presented a concept demonstration of a digital display device that can be rolled up like a newspaper. The resolution on the 18-inch prototype is 1200 x 810. LG says the goal is 4K quality on a 55-inch […]

By January 7, 2016 Read More →
Eurocom introduces 4K mobile desktop replacement at CES

Eurocom introduces 4K mobile desktop replacement at CES

Sky DLX7 runs desktop-class CPU and GPU in mobile footprint. If bigger is better, Eurocom should win a prize at this week’s CES for introducing the Sky DLX7, the company’s second “Desktop Laptop.”  The Eurocom Sky DLX7 runs desktop-class CPUs and GPUs, supports 4K display to a 17.1” monitor, and can be stuffed with up […]

By January 7, 2016 Read More →
My Workstation Christmas wish-list

My Workstation Christmas wish-list

Seven ways to upgrade components or to spec a whole new workstation. By Tom Lansford What was on my Christmas workstation wishlist this year? I’ve been looking at some of the new systems and technology that’s come out in time for Christmas; here is what I hope to find under the tree this year. Gimme […]

By December 23, 2015 Read More →
AMD GPUOpen offers developers access to its libraries and “metal”

AMD GPUOpen offers developers access to its libraries and “metal”

AMD embraces open source with game libraries and register data. A second release, the Boltzmann Initiative, supports high-performance applications. By Jon Peddie AMD plans to give developers unprecedented access to the innards of its GPUs next year, when it launches its GPUOpen initiative. AMD is the only company that can claim a clean sweep across gaming […]

By December 15, 2015 Read More →