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Web pioneer Joi Ito to keynote Siggraph 2015

Posted by Robert Dow on January 21st 2015 | Permalink
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Siggraph announced today that Joichi “Joi” Ito, director of the MIT Media Lab and a noted pioneer of the World Wide Web, will be the keynote speaker for Siggraph 2015 in Los Angeles, August 9-13. Mirroring the conference theme of “Xroads of Discovery,” Siggraph notes how Ito’s body of work and experience has spanned the science, academic, and business worlds. “Known for his willingness to dig deeply to find understanding and to discover unorthodox solutions and connections, Joi Ito is the perfect fit for Siggraph 2015,” said Marc J. Barr, Siggraph 2015 Conference Chair. “The Siggraph community is full of thoughtful,…

Bentley buys C3global for predictive modeling

Posted by Robert Dow on January 14th 2015 | Permalink
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Bentley Systems has acquired UK-based C3global, provider of built asset management technology. Bentley will add C3global’s Amulet technology to its AssetWise portfolio, giving it the ability to perform predictive asset performance modeling. Bentley sees the acquisition as a key piece of its “optioneering” strategy, using asset and design analytics to improve all phases of the design/built/operate cycle. Bentley CEO Greg Bentley says the addition of Amulet technology will help AssetWise “predictively consider, beyond engineering, the relevant environmental and economic context.” Read more on the acquisition on GraphicSpeak

Unlocking the secrets of the human heart with the help of Creo

Posted by Robert Dow on January 12th 2015 | Permalink
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Increasingly, the design world is turning to medical challenges and asking how engineering principles can be put to work to improve people’s health. Dassault has opened up several fronts for medical research through its Biovia and Simulia product groups and Dassault is developing tools for simulating the operating of the human heart. PTC, in turn, is working with the University of Tokyo to build replacement hearts for people. Read more on how PTC is helping people like Dr. Takashi Isoyama of the University of Tokyo in their research.

NVIDIA’s TEGRA X1 Mobile Super Chip

Posted by Robert Dow on January 7th 2015 | Permalink
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With a teraflop of computing power Nvidia's Tegra X1 is setting its sightis on bringing console level graphics to the mobile and automotive space. NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang unveiled the new 256-core chip, which uses the same Maxwell architecture deployed in the world’s top gaming graphics cards. Slated to arrive in products during the first half of the year, Tegra X1 provides more power than a supercomputer the size of a suburban family home from 15 years ago. “Your future cars will be the most advanced computers in the world,” said Jen-Hsun “There will be more computing horsepower inside a car…

DEFINING HI RES

Posted by Jon Peddie on December 29th 2014 | Permalink
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A word about representing screen resolution - You can’t just draw bigger boxes. When some people make comparisons of resolution, they do so by drawing boxes a 720x480 box for SD, 1920x1080 for HD and a 3840x2160 box to represent UHD, in our latest Mt. Tiburon Testing Labs Dr. Peddie explains why this is an inaccurate way to explain UHD.

Derby the dog gets new legs from 3D printing

Posted by Robert Dow on December 22nd 2014 | Permalink
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A New Hampshire dog born with deformed front legs is running for the first time, thanks to kindhearted humans who used 3D technology to create a novel set of doggy prosthetics. It all started when 3D Systems employee Tara Anderson, a volunteer with dog rescue group Peace and Paws in Hillsborough, N.H. met and became foster owner to Derby, a dog born with a congenital deformity characterized by small forearms and no front paws. Anderson then recognized an opportunity to help the dog using the products and resources available at 3D Systems. Read about Derby and his new legs on GraphicSpeak…

The demand for powerful GPUs in mobile devices drive the industry

Posted by Robert Dow on December 10th 2014 | Permalink
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Qualcomm maintains market leadership in SoC GPUs according to latest report from Jon Peddie Research. In our latest report, Mobile Devices and the GPUs inside , JPR estimates the total GPU market opportunity in all mobile platforms is 3,575 million units in 2018. This report covers the market for GPUs in mobile (Personal) and Portable (notebook and game machine) devices. Read the full press release and reveiw the Table of Contents on our Mobile Devices and the GPUs inside , report page.

WS market settles but remains solid in Q3’14

Posted by Robert Dow on December 1st 2014 | Permalink
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The market held onto most of its previous and substantial gains, seeing its second-highest volume total in the third quarter of 2014. Worldwide, the industry shipped approximately 1.02 million workstations last quarter, posting a 4.7% gain over the same quarter a year ago, along with a modest 2.8% quarterly decline over Q2'14's all-time high. JPR Senior Analyst, Alex Herrera, "The Q3 marked the official launch of Intel's Haswell-E processor and supporting Grantley platform, an event that triggered refreshes of every major OEM's premium deskside workstation line. But shipments of those new models didn't ramp until Q4, meaning that any subsequent volume…

3D Systems to acquire Cimatron for $97 million

Posted by Robert Dow on November 25th 2014 | Permalink
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3D printer manufacturer 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of CAM software developer Cimatron (NASDAQ: CIMT) in a deal valued at approximately $97 million. 3D Systems has been on an aggressive acquisition path for the past few years, in an effort to create a full-service 3D printing software and hardware business. Read more on the acquisition on GraphicSpeak.

Nvidia jumps 13% from last quarter, Intel up 11.6%, AMD slips 7%

Posted by Robert Dow on November 12th 2014 | Permalink
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JPR is releasing its Q3'14 MarketWatch report today.Nvidia’s desktop discrete shipments increased 24.3% from last quarter; and the company’s notebook discrete shipments increased 3.5%. AMD’s shipments of desktop heterogeneous GPU/CPUs, i.e., APUs increased 10.5% from the previous quarter, Intel’s desktop processor embedded graphics (EPGs) shipments decreased from last quarter by 0.3%, and notebooks increased by 18.6%. Read more on Q3'14 on our MarketWatch product page