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Announcing Virtualize, JPR’s Remote Graphics and Virtualization Conference

Posted by Robert Dow on September 19th 2014 | Discuss (0)
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The Virtualize Conference, OCT 30 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, is designed to give real-world guidance to industry professionals who are looking for ways to achieve more efficiency, productivity and resource management in their organizations through the use of virtualization technologies. The conference will feature talks and panel discussions from people who are making virtualization work in their organizations including large operations such as Boeing and GE, entertainment companies such as Dreamworks and ILM, and in small and medium businesses who want to make better use of their resources. Learn more about the Virtualize Conference HERE

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

Posted by Robert Dow on September 8th 2014 | Discuss (0)
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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.

New AMD FirePro models debut

Posted by Robert Dow on September 3rd 2014 | Discuss (0)
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4K display outputs now included on all workstation-class boards. At Siggraph AMD unveiled new additions to the FirePro professional graphics family with larger memory configurations, top to bottom 4K display support, increased compute performance, application certifications, and new drivers. At the top of the pile is AMD’s FirePro W9100, introduced in May of this year with 16 GB GDDR5, and AMD FirePro W8100 graphics, announced in late June. At Siggraph the company rolled out the FirePro W2100, W4100, and W5100 and the new Tahiti-based FirePro W7100. - See more at: GraphicSpeak

The CG market will exceed $149 billion by 2017

Posted by Robert Dow on September 2nd 2014 | Permalink
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The computer graphics industry has been a growth industry since it was established in the late 1970s. It has weathered the storms of recessions and has emerged renewed vigor and potential, partly due to a big boost from mobile and the move to 4K, but also from emerging technologies including 3D scanning, 3D printing, augmented reality, and VR.The computer graphics hardware market was worth $120 billion in 2013 and is expected to exceed $149 billion by 2017, with software growing slightly slower than hardware. --- Read more of JPRs release on the CG market HERE

GPU shipments (MarketWatch) Q2 2014 - Charts and Images

Posted by Jon Peddie on August 19th 2014 | Permalink
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Graphics chips are without doubt one of the most powerful, exciting, and essential components in tech today: not only does every computer require one (or more), but the technology is entering into major new markets like supercomputers, remote workstations, and simulators almost on a daily basis. New technologies and compute programs are taking advantage of the ability of GPU power to scale. On top of that, PC gaming momentum continues to build. It would be no exaggeration to say that GPUs are becoming the 800-pound gorilla in the room. The big drop in graphics shipments in Q1 has been partially offset…

AMD jumps 11% in GPU shipments in Q2, Intel up

Posted by Robert Dow on August 19th 2014 | Permalink
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Quarter-to-quarter total GPU shipments up 3.2%—Desktop graphics up 1%, notebooks up 5%. The big drop in graphics shipments in Q1 has been partially offset by a small rise this quarter. Shipments were up 3.2% quarter-to-quarter, and down 4.5% compared to the same quarter last year. AMD’s overall unit shipments increased 11% quarter-to-quarter, Intel’s total shipments increased 4% from last quarter. The Gaming PC segment, where higher-end GPUs are used, was a bright spot in the market in Q1. Nvidia and AMD high-end GPUs sales were strong, lifting the ASPs for the discrete GPU market. Read more on Q2 2014 GPU Shipments…

JPRs 14th annual luncheon at SIGGRAPH is Wednesday

Posted by Robert Dow on August 6th 2014 | Permalink
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This year, we take a look at the rising trend towards virtualization. Virtualization is a fine buzz word, but it means different things to different people and includes remote access to resources, thin clients for workstation work, real time collaboration, and streaming applications. There are still plenty of concerns about how this will work out in practice. Join Lenovo AMD, Dell, Intel, Nvidia, Teradici and our talented panel at the Pan Pacific hotel Wedneday the 13th in the discussion. Press can RSVP on our event Page.

U.S. Economy Grew at 4% Rate in Q2, Beating Expectations

Posted by Robert Dow on July 30th 2014 | Permalink
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The United States economy rebounded heartily in the spring after a dismal winter, the Commerce Department reported on Wednesday, growing at an annual rate of 4 percent from April through June.In its initial estimate for the second quarter, the government cited major gains in inventories for private businesses as well as exports and personal consumption spending that added to the growth. Economists, who had been hoping for a full reversal of the first quarter’s decline, were thrilled with the second quarter’s numbers.

JPR invites you to take our latest survey on Workstation Graphics.

Posted by Robert Dow on July 7th 2014 | Permalink
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JPR has has been conducting a series of surveys in an effort to better understand the evolving CAD and Workstation consumer and markets. We have received thousands of replies which have been extremely helpful. Our latest survey is focused on Workstation Add-In Graphics Boards (AIBs) and how brand effects choice and expectation. The latest survey can be found HERE, participants have a chance to win an IPad mini or Microsoft Surface 2. Thank you!

Adobe releases Creative Cloud 2014

Posted by Robert Dow on June 25th 2014 | Permalink
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Adobe’s first major product line release since Creative Suite 6 cements the company’s commitment to subscription and the cloud. Following several months of private briefings Adobe has announced major upgrades to all 14 of its Creative Cloud products, new mobile apps, and probably most anticipated, the arrival of its hardware products the Ink pen and the Slide ruler. The company has also announced a new SDK that will enable other companies to build products on the Adobe Creative Cloud platform. - See more at: GraphicSpeak