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Demonstration shows off Chromebook as thin-client graphics workstation

Demonstration shows off Chromebook as thin-client graphics workstation

VMware, Nvidia, and Google team up to run high-performance graphics via cloud technology. Today in San Francisco at VMworld 2014, VMware, Nvidia and Google gave a technology preview in which a Google Chromebook was the client for a high-performance visual computing demonstration. Various workstation-class applications were demonstrated running on the Chromebook, which uses only a [...]

Drs. Peddie and Wallen talk virtualization in stereoscopic 3D

Drs. Peddie and Wallen talk virtualization in stereoscopic 3D

Virtualization helped DreamWorks move from one project annually to three without hiring more artists or buying more computers. Watch the Siggraph conversation shot in 3D. For your YouTube viewing pleasure, we recommend a video created by MTBS3D.com. At the annual JPR Siggraph Luncheon, August 13 in Vancouver, MTBS3D (Meant To Be Seen) founder Neil Schneider [...]

Clarisse iFX wants animation artists to start with the finished look

Clarisse iFX wants animation artists to start with the finished look

The high-end 3D/3D tool fuses animation with compositing and 3D rendering, allowing artists to work with full effects on all the time. Every year at Siggraph there are one or two products that cause people to say to one another, “Have you see ____?” This year in Vancouver one of those products was Clarisse iFX [...]

Graphics board shipments down 17% in second quarter

Graphics board shipments down 17% in second quarter

Nvidia continues to hold a dominant market share position. Jon Peddie Research (JPR) reports shipments of graphics add-in cards (AIBs) dropped 17.6% year-over-year in the second quarter of 2014. JPR says AIB shipments behaved according to past years with regard to seasonality, but the decrease was more than the 10-year average. On a sequential basis [...]

JPR to host Remote Graphics and Virtualization Conference

JPR to host Remote Graphics and Virtualization Conference

Virtualize is for graphics industry professionals looking for greater efficiency. Jon Peddie Research (JPR) will host a one-day conference this October on the use of virtualization technology for graphics-intense applications. Virtualize: The Remote Graphics and Virtualization Conference, will offer real-world guidance to industry professionals looking for ways to achieve greater efficiency in their organizations through [...]

By August 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Chaos Group takes new ground

Chaos Group takes new ground

New products and alliances announced at Siggraph give V-Ray an opportunity to dominate rendering in film and broadcast workflows.  Recent alliances between rendering software specialist Chaos Group and The Foundry and Nvidia give new visibility to Chaos Group’s V-Ray rendering technology. Chaos Group and The Foundry have been working together on versions of V-Ray for [...]

AMD jumps 11% in GPU shipments in Q2, Intel up 4%, Nvidia slips

AMD jumps 11% in GPU shipments in Q2, Intel up 4%, Nvidia slips

Jon Peddie Research says quarter-to-quarter total GPU shipments were up 3.2% in the second quarter of 2014. Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry’s research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, announced estimated graphics chip shipments and suppliers’ market share for 2014 2Q. Graphics chips are without doubt one of the most powerful, exciting, and [...]

By August 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Gaming on a laptop—an Alienware 13

Gaming on a laptop—an Alienware 13

Alienware reclaims its crown as the best performer among gaming notebook. Alienware introduced its first gaming laptop in 2003. It was a challenge then to manage the power, thermals, and deliver gamer performance, but they did it, and established the category. Several other companies copied them over the years, but only Alienware stayed with the [...]

By August 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Advancements in real-time rendering headed to Siggraph

Advancements in real-time rendering headed to Siggraph

The 90-minute show “Real-Time Live!” is part of the annual Computer Animation Festival. Demonstrations include real-time rendering of fire and cartoon character faces from human actor input. Advancements in real-time rendering for games and animation will be presented at Siggraph 2014 during the annual Real-Time Live! session. The 90-minute show is part of the annual [...]

Autodesk releases PLM 360 Mobile apps

Autodesk releases PLM 360 Mobile apps

Android and iOS versions connect to the cloud-based PLM. Autodesk has released mobile apps for its PLM 360 suite, extending the capabilities of its cloud-based system beyond the desktop. The Android and iOS versions are identical, taking a dashboard approach to connecting to the workgroup’s PLM installation. Autodesk says PLM 360 is in “active use” at [...]