Posts Tagged ‘gpu’
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Maverick at TACC tackles big-scale data visualization (Interview – Part 1)

by Dean Meyerson April 2, 2014
TACC (The Texas Advanced Computer Center) at the University of Texas at Austin, has just deployed Maverick, a unique, powerful, high performance visualization and data analytics resource for the open science and engineering community. I spoke with Kelly Gaither, Ph.D., the principal investigator on the project and TACC’s director of Visualization, at the TACC Visualization Laboratory […]

NVIDIA Launches World’s First High-Speed GPU Interconnect: Here comes Exascale Computing

by Dean Meyerson March 25, 2014
NVIDIA today announced that it plans to integrate a high-speed interconnect, called NVIDIA® NVLink™, into its future GPUs, enabling GPUs and CPUs to share data five to 12 times faster than they can today. This will eliminate a longstanding bottleneck and help pave the way for a new generation of exascale supercomputers that are 50-100 […]

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2013 Mac Pro Unboxing video: first look

by Dean Meyerson December 26, 2013 has acquired one of the new MacPro computers for review, and is offering a tantalizing unboxing video before they even get a review online. There has been a great deal of discussion online in the video and graphics world about the benefits and potential problems of this completely new system from Apple. The chief […]

NVIDIA Dramatically Simplifies Parallel Programming with CUDA 6

by Dean Meyerson November 14, 2013
NVIDIA today announced NVIDIA® CUDA® 6, the latest version of the world’s most pervasive parallel computing platform and programming model. All the latest NVIDIA GeForce, Quadro and TESLA GPU’s are CUDA Capable. If you are looking to buy a powerful  PC with one of the latest NVIDIA GPUs you will find many listed on the website, […]

Octane Render review – Max Underground

by Randall Handon May 22, 2013
MaxUnderground has a great review of GPU-accelerated Octane Render system, focusing on lots of the gritty details in the system.  Many GPU renderers have come under fire for restrictions in textures and scene sizes (due to limitations of GPU memory), and they’ve broken down the hard limits in their review. There’s also a limit on […]

NVidia Brings GPU IDE to Mac and Linux in Eclipse

by Randall Handon May 14, 2012
This week is the NVidia GPU Technology Conference, and NVidia is kicking it off with a huge announcement of interest to anyone doing GPU development: the world’s first Eclipse-based Integrated Development Environment that supports Linux and MacOS development.  For the last several years, Linux GPU programmers had to deal with basic commandline tools while the […]


Can SolidWorks 2012 Spit the NVIDIA Quadro 2000 GPU Juice?

by Randall Handon October 19, 2011
The new SolidWorks2012 offers some limited GPU features focused around making the visuals pop a little more than classic CAD packages.  Over at SolidSmack they take it for a test-drive with one of the lower-end professional cards, the Quadro 2000, and find it works surprisingly well. The image below is a screenshot of a data […]

AMD’s new Entry-Level E6460 Embedded GPU

by Randall Handon September 27, 2011
AMD has just announced a new embedded GPU targeted at signage and industrial spaces, but comes with the impressive capability of driving 4-displays and supporting EyeFinity. Targeted at casino gaming, digital signage, instrumentation and industrial control systems, the AMD Radeon E6460 GPU sets a new bar for features and performance in an entry-level embedded GPU […]

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JPR’s Analysis of the GPU Market

by Randall Handon September 13, 2011
 Jon Peddie has a new free analysis available of the GPU market, covering everything from old integrated units to new hybrid units.  In it he covers lots of historical data and makes some predictions, but I found the image above particularly interesting. In it he proposes that the integrated space (currently dominated by Intel) will […]

NVidia announces new GeForce GTX580M

by Randall Handon June 28, 2011
NVidia has just announced a new GPU for laptops called the GTX580M, based on the Fermi architecture and boasting the most powerful performance ever offered in a notebook. The first notebook PC to feature the GeForce GTX 580M, the Alienware M18x offers the option of two GeForce GTX 580M GPUs in one system for up […]