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Facebook strives for mainstream adoption for new VR headset and other augmented reality features

Posted by Robert Dow on October 16th 2017 | Permalink
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At Facebook’s recent Oculus Connect 4 Keynote VR conference, Facebook announced a variety of new products and features. The most notable product announcement is the $199 Oculus Go, an entry-level VR product that Facebook believes will be adopted by the masses. Facebook originally purchased the virtual reality startup Oculus in 2014, a

New JPR report: Multiple displays can increase productivity by 42%

Posted by Robert Dow on September 25th 2017 | Permalink
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Jon Peddie Research has published “2017 Multi-Monitor Market Study Usage and Trends.” Free summary report with table of contents is available. This report covers the results of a survey of end users about their use of or interest in employing multiple displays for the purpose of gaining productivity in their work,

New Intel Xeon W Has Arrived

Posted by Robert Dow on September 2nd 2017 | Permalink
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The bottom line is, the 28-core Skylake processor is coming to the workstation market and things will never be the same. Intel has been powering the workstation CPU market for decades. Its previous processor generation, Broadwell, was a performance leader that pleased millions of workstation users. The company didn’t

Overall GPU shipments increased 7.2% from last quarter, AMD increased 8% Nvidia increased 10%

Posted by Robert Dow on August 22nd 2017 | Permalink
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Year-to-year total GPU shipments increased 6.4%, desktop graphics increased 5%, notebooks increased 7%. The latest report from Jon Peddie Research on the GPUs used in PCs, is now available. It is reporting on the results of Q2'17 GPU shipments world-wide. AMD’s overall unit shipments increased 7.81% quarter-to-quarter, Intel’s total shipments increased 6.31%

Siggraph ‘17, Virtual Mike and Me

Posted by Robert Dow on August 17th 2017 | Permalink
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Read Jon's latest article on EE Times - Siggraph ‘17, Virtual Mike and Me - Siggraph continues to attract imaginative and sometimes astonishing people and ideas. It has over the years maintained its fresh, “look at what I did” personality. That’s partially due to the constant influx (for 44 years now)

Cloud-based GPU acceleration proves itself for Tendril

Posted by Robert Dow on July 17th 2017 | Permalink
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When faced with creating a five-minute animated sequence for Starz's American Gods TV series animation and design studio Tendril Studios opted to use a new GPU rendering pipeline supported by Thinkbox Deadline and Amazon Redshift using GPUs in Amazon AWS. GraphicSpeak reports that Trendil saw speed increases from 5x to 5

Multi-monitors survey ~ A new survey on multiple displays

Posted by Robert Dow on July 10th 2017 | Permalink
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In 2003, we launched a study into the benefits of multiple monitors. It was well received, and by popular demand, we did an update in 2012. That too was very well received, and so we are launching a new survey and study now. We’d like to know what you think about

Reviewers talk about SPEC/GWPG benchmarks

Posted by Robert Dow on June 5th 2017 | Permalink
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A 25+ year veteran of the computer graphics industry, Alex authors Jon Peddie Research’s Workstation Report and does reviews for the TechWatch newsletter."The two [SPEC/GWPG benchmarks] I rely on the most are SPECwpc and SPECviewperf. I use the former as my baseline benchmark when reviewing systems. SPECwpc is

Moderate sales in the first quarter, the GPU industry starts to gear up for Q3

Posted by Robert Dow on May 24th 2017 | Permalink
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JPR's Q1'17 MarketWatch report on GPU shipments is now available. The GPU market and the PC market in general, seems to have to have returned to normal seasonal cycles. This quarter was therefore appropriately down (normally it is flat to down), and the Gaming PC segment, where higher-end GPUs

New book by Jon Peddie explains our Augmented Reality future

Posted by Robert Dow on May 7th 2017 | Permalink
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DR. Jon Peddie's new book is available, Augmented Reality - Where We Will All Live, Presents a comprehensive guide to the field of Augmented Reality (AR) past, present and future, explores current developments in AR with many examples and diagrams and aims to distinguish augmented reality from other related disciplines