Ever ambitious Dassault promises to transform health care. Dassault Systemes may have started as a CAD/PLM company, but it is morphing into something else entirely. For lack of any better term, we might as well grant Dassault their preferred label: they are a 3D Experience platform company. The company has announced plans to buy Medidata, a company that provides the … [Read more...] about Dassault announces plan to acquire Medidata for a heart stopping $5.8 billion deal
After an external search and an internal review, the Autodesk board goes with continuity instead of change. Autodesk has announced the appointment of Andrew Anagnost as the company’s new CEO and President. Anagnost had been serving as co-CEO with Amar Hanspal through an interim period as the company conducted an outside search and weighed their options with both contenders. … [Read more...] about Autodesk names SVP Andrew Anagnost as new President and Chief Executive Officer
Using Frame as a graphics workstation-on-demand system runs about $4 an hour. When we last wrote about Frame (founded as Mainframe 2) in June 2015, it had just secured $10 million in new venture capital funding. Now the second-generation Software-as-a-Service vendor is introducing Frame Pro 64GB, a high-performance version of its product aimed at professional engineering, … [Read more...] about Frame Pro 64GB gives engineers high-performance application computing on demand
Otoy and Autodesk are on-board immediately, working on demonstrations and converting existing applications to take advantage of GPUs in the cloud. It got a bit easier to use compute-intensive engineering and design software in the cloud today, with the announcement Amazon Web Services (AWS) has added Nvidia GRID technology, allowing cloud-aware software to offer GPU-on-demand … [Read more...] about Amazon Web Services deploys Nvidia GRID GPU-on-demand service
Traditional desktop software becomes a cloud service while maintaining local storage. By Randall Newton Last year a well-funded startup called Numecent came out of stealth mode with a new technology called cloudpaging for faster delivery and use of application software and mixed-media content. With a promising approach to application streaming, Numecent has been able to … [Read more...] about Numecent launches “Native as a Service” cloudpaging platform.