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Visualization at Supercomputing Centers

Wes Bethel (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) , Kelly Gaither (TACC), Hank Childs (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory), and Sean Ahern (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) are among the leaders today in the visualization community. They, along with John van Rosendale, Dale Southard, and Eric Brugger, have published a whitepaper titled: Visualization From the Skinny Guys at Big […]

AMD Radeon 6990 has posted pictures of the AMD Radeon 6990, which is codenamed Antilles. Matt Skynner, AMD’s Corporate VP and General Manager of its GPU division, revealed the AMD Radeon 6990 at the AMD Asia Pacific Fusion Tech Day. Inside the AMD Radeon 6990 are two Cayman GPUs. Power is supplied to the card with a […]


Hubble finds a new contender for galaxy distance record

Astronomers have pushed the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to its limits by finding what is plausibly the most distant and ancient object in the Universe ever seen. Its light has travelled for 13.2 billion years to reach Hubble, which corresponds to a redshift around 10. The age of the Universe is 13.7 billion years. The […]

Glasses-Free 3D Gaming for $5

Meant to be Seen (MTBS3D) has a tutorial posted in its forums on how to create a parallax barrier for your LCD screen. This way you can play 3-D games without the need of glasses, as long as you do not move your head. I am skeptical of how well this will work in real […]


AMD Radeon HD 6950 1GB

The latest video cards have been launched by AMD in an attempt to spoil the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti launch. These include the Radeon Radeon HD 6950 1GB and the Radeon HD 6870. The Radeon 6950 1 GB has 1408 unified shaders, 88 texture units, 32 Render Output Units (ROP), and a core clock […]

NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 560 Ti

The GeForce GTX 560 Ti is a new graphics card just announced by NVIDIA. This graphics card is based on the GF114 GPU. This GeForce GTX 560 Ti comes with 384 CUDA cores, a 822 MHz core, and 1.644 GHz shaders. The card can handle up to 1.0GB GDDR5 on a 256-bit bus and clocked […]

Wireless HDMI Streaming

Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI) is a wireless standard that allows uncompressed delivery of high-definition video. This would allow a person to have a personal computer in one room with e WHDI capable graphics card, and allow it to stream a movie to a WHDI enabled HDTV in another room. Of course, first of all […]

Gone Nuts

Here is a cute 3-D film from Indiana University. Break out your red/cyan glasses and take a look at it. A grumpy old couple go to a park for an enjoyable afternoon only to encounter unexpected interruptions. This 3D stereoscopic film is from the first round of projects from Indiana University’s debut Stereoscopic Digital Production […]

Nintendo 3DS

The Nintendo 3DS will be released over the next couple of months. The beauty of this Nintendo 3DS is that it requires no glasses to use, and you still get the 3-D effect while playing games. As we have reported in the past, the Nintendo 3DS will be available in Japan on February 26th at […]

NVIDIA CUDA security issue

General-purpose computing on graphics processing units (GPGPU) is very popular right now, and NVIDIA has the lead in this arena with their Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA). While in the future, it looks like people will be moving from CUDA, which is proprietary to NVIDIA, to OpenCL, which should be available from a variety of […]


NVIDIA Maxwell: GPU & ARM CPU in 2013

Last year, NVIDIA told the world about its upcoming GPUs in 2011 and 2013. These GPUs are codenamed Kepler and Maxwell, respectively. Kepler will be released sometime in 2011, and will be manufactured on a 28nm process. Kepler would be approximately 2.7 times faster than the Fermi C2070. The follow-on GPU to Kepler will be […]

The Orion Nebula

The Orion Nebula, also known as Messier 42, is one of the most easily recognisable and best-studied celestial objects. It is a huge complex of gas and dust where massive stars are forming and is the closest such region to the Earth. The glowing gas is so bright that it can be seen with the […]