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JPR’s first Virtualization Conference set to take place tomorrow

Posted by Robert Dow on October 28th 2014 | Permalink
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Intel and Nvidia lead an impressive list of industry leaders that are taking part and sponsoring the upcoming remote graphics and Virtualization Conference. The conference takes place tomorrow at the Hyatt Regency at San Francisco airport. The Conference will provide real world guidance to industry professionals looking for ways to achieve more efficiency in their organizations through remote graphics and virtualization technologies. The conference will feature talks and panel discussions from people who are making virtualization work, and demos from companies who can make it happen. Read more on our speaker line up, Agenda and Register on our EVENT PAGE…

JPR sets Virtualize conference speaker line-up

Posted by Robert Dow on October 16th 2014 | Permalink
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We have announced the line-up of speakers for Virtualize, the one-day conference on virtualization and remote graphics technology. The conference will be October 30, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel SFO at San Francisco airport. The Virtualize Conference will provide real world guidance to industry professionals looking for ways to achieve more efficiency in their organizations through remote graphics and virtualization technologies. The conference will feature talks and panel discussions from people who are making virtualization work, and demos from companies who can make it happen. Read more on our speaker line up, Agenda and Register on our Event Page…

Lisa Su takes the reigns at AMD, Rory Read steps down

Posted by Robert Dow on October 8th 2014 | Permalink
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After successfully turning the company around Rory hands the controls to technologist Lisa Su. Watch for AMD to make an ever bigger move into the embedded market.

HP To Separate Into Two

Posted by Robert Dow on October 6th 2014 | Permalink
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HP today announced plans to separate into two new publicly traded Fortune 50 companies: one comprising HP’s market-leading enterprise technology infrastructure, software and services businesses, which will do business as Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, and one that will comprise HP’s market-leading personal systems and printing businesses, which will do business as HP Inc. and retain the current logo. Immediately following the transaction, which is expected to be completed by the end of fiscal 2015, HP shareholders will own shares of both Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and HP Inc.

Announcing Virtualize, JPR’s Remote Graphics and Virtualization Conference

Posted by Robert Dow on September 19th 2014 | Permalink
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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 | Permalink
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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 | Permalink
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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

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.