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Workstation market breaks out to record-setting quarter in Q2’14

September 8th 2014

JPR reports the workstation industry achieved record levels for both unit volume and revenue. Worldwide, the industry shipped approximately 1.05 million workstations in the second quarter, corresponding to growth of 10.8% sequentially and 11.5%, year-over-year "With economic conditions more robust, and without the same threat of encroachment from tablets that has depressed PC shipments, we had been expecting some kind of meaningful thrust forward at some point," explains Senior Analyst and JPR Workstation Report author Alex Herrera.

CG and CV are black holes for processing power

Techwatch September 9th 2014

Too much, good enough—nonsense   Some of you reading this may know I’ve postulated a few axioms over the years, all of them about scale in one way or another. One of my favorites is my first: In computer graphics, too much is not enough—1981. It was true then, and it’s true now. It’s also why I get so tired of the question, but haven’t integrated graphics caught up? No. There is no catchup. You can’t catch up. You’ll never catch up.  A friend of mine more famous than I, Jim Blinn, also has an axiom: Blinn’s Law: As …

Oh god, please don’t let us screw it up

That's the prayer of the Internet dependent as we all enjoy another growth period. And then comes the news that Microsoft has outbid all comers for the "privilege" of investing $240 million bucks in Facebook, the latest thing in social networking ... probably. Microsoft's investment legitimizes a valuation of …Click here to read this blog entry

Web 2.0 or deja vu all over again?

I was at dinner with some very interesting and urbane executive types in Boston recently. The subject of what's next/what's the latest trend/where's the money came up as it inevitably does. We were talking about Web 2.0 and how interesting it all was that MySpace had become so last …Click here to read this blog entry

The future of CAD

The computer industry may seem to change at the speed of light but that's not true of the CAD industry. After back to back meetings with Autodesk and Dassault I am struck once again by the slow pace of change. I've decided to see this in a positive light. …Click here to read this blog entry

China’s engineers are more likely to join a start-up than Americans

Chinese engineers are younger, less-educated, unhappier in their current jobs and more likely to join a startup than their American counterparts according to survey released today comparing the hopes and dreams of engineers on either side of the Pacific. Chinese engineers also reported lower levels of education. A bachelor’s …Read the complete article

HP’s Image is Changing

Being cool and hip in the computer industry is tough. Each company has their own following who, in turn consider their own brand to have these qualities. However, appealing to the high margin “influencers” is a different story.Despite their best efforts, Hewlett-Packard has not really been hip and cool …Click here to read this news article