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AMD introduces new ray tracing technology

AMD introduces new ray tracing technology

With 47 ray tracing products on the market, where will it fit in? By Jon Peddie Ray tracing (RT) is to CG as a Mars lander is to NASA—the ultimate goal, dream, and pursuit. At one time or another, almost every company that has ever had anything to do with computer graphics has either bought [...]

By August 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Design for Manufacturing Summit; discounts for GfxSpeak readers

Design for Manufacturing Summit; discounts for GfxSpeak readers

Design for Manufacture Summit offers discount to GfxSpeak readers

Google acquires cloud rendering service Zync

Google acquires cloud rendering service Zync

Zync offers an on-demand render farm service that scales from one core to thousands of CPUs. Amazon loses a small but influential cloud services reseller. Google has acquired Zync, which offers a cloud-based rendering service for special effects. The small firm has previously provided render farm services for recent films including Flight, Transformers: Dark of [...]

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 →