It has been a rough few years for AMD as a player in workstations. But JPR senior analyst Alex Herrera sees light at the end of the tunnel. By Alex Herrera AMD has traveled a bumpy road in the workstation market, to some degree a result of the daunting logistics in its acquisition of graphics vendor ATI, but in large part due to its own ambivalence. But with its new Fusion … [Read more...] about Will Fusion propel AMD back into the workstation processor market?
2007 was a pivotal year in the advancement of computer graphics. Both AMD and Nvidia introduced new technologies for general-purpose computing on graphics processing units. This article from the February 2007 issue of Engineering Automation Report describes the paths both companies were exploring at that time. Jon Peddie Research acquired EAR in 2010. By Randall S. … [Read more...] about 2007: ATI, NVIDIA Reach for High Performance Computing Status
The real competition for this entry-level professional graphics card is not something from AMD but Nvidia's game-card line. By Alex Herrera Nvidia has completing an overhaul of its market-leading Quadro professional graphics line by introducing the latest and most aggressively priced member of the family, the Quadro 400. Nvidia has been actively targeting new … [Read more...] about Nvidia positions Quadro 400 to seduce AutoCAD users
An early introduction to general purpose computing on graphics processing units, as envisioned in 2007 by Nvidia and AMD. Originally published in Engineering Automation Report. By Randall S. Newton FEBRUARY 2007—For at least the last 18 months, the same message has been repeated by various CAD company executives when asked about future trends: “Get ready for … [Read more...] about 2007: ATI, NVIDIA Reach for High Performance Computing Status
by L. Stephen Wolfe P.E. On July 26, Bunkspeed released Shot, an application for making realistic renderings quickly. It’s the first end-user application of mental images Iray interactive realistic rendering technology. Mental images became a subsidiary of graphics-chip maker Nvidia in December 2007. Bunkspeed Shot offers the first example of the use of Iray in an … [Read more...] about Bunkspeed Shot debuts as first Iray end-user application