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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 | Discuss (0)
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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

The October 3rd edition of TechWatch is ready for download.

Posted by Robert Dow on October 6th 2017 | Discuss (0)
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Subscribers can now download the latest edition of TechWatch and read Jon Peddie's back-page editorial Good and obsolete - On being relevant in a changing world on the TechWatch product page. And in this weeks issue Apple’s milestone launch, Imagination’s break up

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

Posted by Robert Dow on September 25th 2017 | Discuss (0)
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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

Augmented Reality: Where We Will All Live - New book out by Jon Peddie

Posted by Robert Dow on June 5th 2017 | Permalink
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Spinger publishing has just released Jon Peddie’s latest book, Augmented Reality: Where We Will All Live. This book provides an in-depth exploration of the field of augmented reality (AR) in its entirety and sets out to distinguish AR from other inter-related technologies like virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality

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

Laval Virtual extends its vision

Posted by Robert Dow on April 25th 2017 | Permalink
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The fortunes of the Laval Virtual conference are reflecting the interests in its headline technologies Virtual Reality, Augment Reality, and whatever lies in between. It’s booming. Last year the conference held in Laval, France, an easy train ride south west of Paris, saw a boost in attendance to 15,500, and

The Semi-Annual edition of the JPR Workstation Report Series in now available.

Posted by Robert Dow on April 25th 2017 | Permalink
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The JPR Workstation Report series includes a breadth of market data and research, including six total reports issued over the year. This week we have released the April 2017 semi-annual edition. The semi-annual issues describe and assess all aspects of workstations and professional graphics: the markets, the technologies and the vendors.

Business Intelligence platform DrivenBI integrates AutoCAD

Posted by Robert Dow on April 18th 2017 | Permalink
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Cloud-based Business Intelligence (BI) platform DrivenBI has added support for Autodesk AutoCAD to its data preparation utility tool. The company says adding AutoCAD integration as part of its service “allows CAD designs to connect directly to business data,” so that information from project drawings becomes instantly part of the dashboard

Why Apple must refresh the Mac Pro

Posted by Robert Dow on April 6th 2017 | Permalink
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Apple is nearing irrelevance in a surging workstation market. Thermal issues are one problem, market perception is another. In a meeting with a select set of Silicon Valley journalists, three senior Apple executives (SVP of marketing Phil Schiller, VP of software engineering Craig Federighi, and VP of hardware engineering John

Mimesys wins the Grand Prix at Laval Virtual

Posted by Robert Dow on March 27th 2017 | Permalink
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Mimesys is the first holographic communication platform was awarded the the Grand Prix at Laval Virtual 2017. Mimesys provides a SDK to integrate life-scale conversation between holographic humans in any VR or AR project.

HP Z2 Mini shakes up workstation market

Posted by Robert Dow on March 26th 2017 | Permalink
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Last quarter, HP unveiled the Z2 Mini, a workstation computer that takes the small form factor (SFF) trend to the extreme. Measuring just 2.3″ x 8.5″ x 8.5″, the Z2 Mini is dramatically smaller (an HP-disclosed 90% smaller) than a traditional tower.In a Mt. Tiburon Testing Labs review for Jon Peddie Research, Alex

Boxx introduces new compact CAD workstation

Posted by Robert Dow on March 19th 2017 | Permalink
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The new Apexx 1 1402 packs the latest i7 processing power into a surprisingly bite-sized package. Boxx Technologies recently introduced a new small workstation, the Apexx 1 1402. The company claims it is the world’s smallest workstation to feature an overclocked Intel Core i7 “Kaby Lake” processor. The Kaby Lake processor is Intel

Intel places $15 billion bet on computer vision

Posted by Robert Dow on March 13th 2017 | Permalink
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Jerusalem-based Mobileye has emerged as a leader in computer vision for transportation; now it will be part of Intel. Intel and computer vision specialist Mobileye today announced Intel will acquire Mobileye in an all-cash offer for approximately $15.3 billion. An Intel subsidiary will make an offer for all outstanding ordinary shares

Workstation market shipment Increased 20%

Posted by Robert Dow on March 9th 2017 | Permalink
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The workstation market is thriving. In Q2, we’d reported results as inspiring. In Q3, we raved about results even better than the prior quarter, record-setting in fact. In Q4, we’re going to take that positive commentary up another notch. If a mature market like this one can be

Workstation market shipment Increased 20% year over year

Posted by Robert Dow on March 8th 2017 | Permalink
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The workstation market is thriving. In Q2, we’d reported results as inspiring. In Q3, we raved about results even better than the prior quarter, record-setting in fact. In Q4, we’re going to take that positive commentary up another notch. If a mature market like this one can be

Oculus unveils new virtual reality art software

Posted by Robert Dow on March 6th 2017 | Permalink
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Medium for sculpting and Quill for illustrative storytelling will be bundled with new hand-held controllers for use with the Rift VR headset. Oculus, the company behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset recently released its new Oculus Touch controllers with two new VR art applications. The applications, Oculus Medium

Nvidia, and AMD Increase GPU Attach Rates Total GPU Shipments Remain Flat

Posted by Robert Dow on February 16th 2017 | Permalink
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Nvidia Increases market share 1.5% for Quarter, 1.1% over prior year. AMD Delivers 1.4% improvement while Intel share decreased 4% over prior period. The PC market seems to have regained its normal seasonality curve, where Q3 is the peak, Q2 is the trough, Q4 is flat to a little up and Q1 is flat

Visual Processing Market Poised to Take Off

Posted by Robert Dow on February 6th 2017 | Permalink
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JPR is launching a quarterly report on the Visual Processing Unit (VPU) market. Capturing, and quickly processing tens of megapixels of 10 to 12-bit data at 60 to 120 frames a second, in all kinds of environments is a daunting task, and providing such processors for sub $100 is a modern miracle of engineering

New PC Hardware Gaming report from JPR

Posted by Robert Dow on January 17th 2017 | Permalink
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Market has breached the $30 billion mark for the first time. Comprised of pre and DIY built gaming computers, upgrades, and accessories such as input devices and audio/communication systems, the market exceeded $30 billion in 2016 and is forecast to grow at a 6% CAGR through 2019. Due of an entrenched PC gaming culture,

Dassault Systemès adds support for virtual reality viewer

Posted by Robert Dow on January 9th 2017 | Permalink
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Expensive CAVE systems can soon be replaced by consumer-class viewers. - Dassault Systemès is at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week, demonstrating how its “3DEXPERIENCE” approach to engineering can take advantage of the new generation of business oriented head-mounted display (HMD) virtual reality devices. Dassault says headsets such

New JPR white paper explores the future of GPUs

Posted by Robert Dow on December 29th 2016 | Permalink
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A new whitepaper from JPR explores GPU virtualization as it applies to embedded systems, with a special focus on the automotive market. The market for — and use of — GPUs stretches from supercomputers and medical instrumentation to gaming machines, mobile devices, automobiles, and wearables. Just about everyone in the industrialized world

JPR is offering a new White Paper, GPU Developments 2016: no real surprises

Posted by Robert Dow on December 23rd 2016 | Permalink
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GPU Developments 2016: no real surprises, more of Moore’s law is available for free and can be downloaded HERE. GPUs have found their way into just about every corner of science, industry, design, automotive, and entertainment. GPUs are the heart of the PC’s CPUs, the soul of SoCs, and

Goodbye 123D

Posted by Robert Dow on December 23rd 2016 | Permalink
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Autodesk has informed users of its various free online 3D design tools that early in 2017 it will consolidate the product line. Many existing applications including the 123D series of design and 3D printing tools will cease to exist as stand-alone products; the features from these apps will be blended into

AMD Radeon software update includes real-time game play record/playback

Posted by Robert Dow on December 15th 2016 | Permalink
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Graphics hardware vendor AMD has released its largest update to the supporting graphics software suite. Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition has features for professional users, gamers, and developer. Leading the update is new technology for real-time recording and playback of on-screen action. Radeon ReLive allows gamers to “relive” gameplay by

Q3’16 MarketWatch is available for download

Posted by Robert Dow on November 17th 2016 | Permalink
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Q3'16 MarketWatch has been released. Nvidia’s market share increased 2.2% from last quarter and 0.4% from last year, Intel lost 1.6% market share from last quarter, and AMD’s overall share decreased 0.6%, from last quarter. Overall GPU shipments (rounded up) increased 20% from last quarter, AMD increased 15% Nvidia increased 39% and Intel, increased 18%

Nvidia increased everything in Q3 2016. Total GPU shipments up a whopping 20.4%, from last quarter

Posted by Robert Dow on November 15th 2016 | Permalink
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Q3'16 MarketWatch has been released. Nvidia’s market share increased 2.2% from last quarter and 0.4% from last year, Intel lost 1.6% market share from last quarter, and AMD’s overall share decreased 0.6%, from last quarter. Overall GPU shipments (rounded up) increased 20% from last quarter, AMD increased 15% Nvidia increased 39% and Intel, increased 18%

First impressions, Adobe Max

Posted by Robert Dow on November 4th 2016 | Permalink
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The creative community comes out in big numbers to see what magic Adobe has cooked up for them. This year’s conference in San Diego saw the largest attendance yet and the best weather imaginable. During the conference users learned how Adobe is using AI, extending the use of 3D

It’s time to think about things that last.

Posted by Robert Dow on October 27th 2016 | Permalink
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Apple’s QuickTime 1.0 was completed on December 9th 1991, and the 25th anniversary of that game-changing technology is this year. There are very few architectures that anyone can think of that have survived for that period of time and continue to make a meaningful impact in technology circles. QuickTime is one

Trimble releases SketchUp cloud version beta

Posted by Robert Dow on October 25th 2016 | Permalink
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Trimble has just released an open beta of a new browser-based, cloud-hosted version of its popular 3D modeler SketchUp. For now, my.sketchup.com is a thin subset of the desktop version. The cloud-based version was introduced at an event for users earlier this year but was invite-only until yesterday.

THE Q3 2016 QUARTER IN REVIEW - Summer is over and work begins

Posted by Robert Dow on October 6th 2016 | Permalink
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We have compiled some of our best articles, reviews and editorials from the 3rd quarter 2016 and made them available in a new quarterly review. Read Kathleen Maher's editorial THE QUARTER IN REVIEW - Summer is over and work begins, and download the quarterly and the latest issues of TechWatch on

Immerse 2016

Posted by Robert Dow on September 20th 2016 | Permalink
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The Northwest’s premier event for immersive technology will explore how VR/ AR and Mixed Reality will transform manufacturing, design, education, health and medicine, architecture, real estate, social experiences, tourism, entertainment and more. Elizabeth Baron, Technical Director at the Ford Motor Company‘s Immersive Virtual Environment (iVE) joins Chris Donahue,

Workstation and professional GPU market highlights for Q2’2016

Posted by Robert Dow on September 12th 2016 | Permalink
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Q2’16 a good quarter for workstations, Q2'16 not only represented a welcome bounce out of the recent market doldrums, it set a new quarterly record. A total of around 1.1 million branded workstations shipped, representing a 21.7% sequential gain. In the cyclical workstation market, year-over-year metrics are typically a better gauge

Web + video + virtual reality moving forward

Posted by Robert Dow on September 6th 2016 | Permalink
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Bitmovin, an early player in video infrastructure for virtual reality online has secured $10.3 million in Series A venture capital funding. As in all emerging technology fields, venture capital funding is a key metric to understand how a new industry is taking shape. Bitmovin says the money will be used to

AMD increased market share in Q2 2016 despite overall GPU shipments declining 4%

Posted by Robert Dow on August 23rd 2016 | Permalink
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Today, JPR is releasing ourlatest report on GPU shipments. The PC market rose in Q2 from the previous quarter, but declined from the same quarter last year, largely due to data center and servers. Some PC suppliers are seeing growth in hope 2-in-1 systems and gaming desktops and notebooks, they

Intel Unveils Project Alloy at IDF

Posted by Robert Dow on August 16th 2016 | Permalink
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During his opening keynote at the 2016 Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco on Tuesday, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich unveiled Project Alloy, an all-in-one virtual reality solution made from the ground up. A clear example of the future of merged reality today, Intel claims that the new Alloy platform will completely

AMD gives advanced rendering software to developers

Posted by Robert Dow on August 9th 2016 | Permalink
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At Siggraph, AMD announced that it was making its physical-based ray-tracing rendering engine open source, and would share its source code with developers as part of its GPUOpen program. The software has been renamed Radeon ProRender (it used to be called AMD FireRender). Along with the ProRender engine, developers will

Moving game engines onto center stage

Posted by Robert Dow on July 28th 2016 | Permalink
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Game engine technology is finding new uses in creating visualizations, simulations, virtual reality content, and even filmmaking. At the JPR Siggraph Press Luncheon, 5 creators and technologists shared their ideas on how expectations and technical performance issues are driving the expanded role of game engines in media and entertainment. “We have

Today is our annual luncheon at SIGGRAPH

Posted by Robert Dow on July 26th 2016 | Permalink
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If you have RSVPed to our luncheon on Game Engines Rising, today is the day. Doors to the Palos Verdes room at the Hilton Anaheim open at 11:30 with lunch being served at 11:45 and the panel getting underway at 12:15. The Palos Verdes room is located on the 4th floor of the

JPR at SIGGRAPH

Posted by Robert Dow on July 19th 2016 | Permalink
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In addition to our annual Luncheon "Games Engines Rising" on Wednesday July 27th at the Hilton Dr. Peddie will be hosting a panel Rendering in 2016 and Beyond – the tools changing the trade on Tuesday, July 26 11:30 am - 12: 30 pm Convention Center, Room 213D and will be on the panel A Vision

Sub2r breaks the rules to make a next-gen streaming camera

Posted by Robert Dow on June 6th 2016 | Permalink
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San Francisco startup Sub2r has developed a new high-density 3D imaging technology. First they worked on the software side, then realized they needed to create a camera to support the process. The needed a camera that would provide access to every aspect of the imaging process from the moment

High-end AIBs shipments increased in Q1 2016

Posted by Robert Dow on May 31st 2016 | Permalink
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Add-in board market increased in Q1'16, AMD gained market share, for the fourth consecutive quarter. Quarter-to-quarter AIBs shipments increased 4.8% and 5.8% year-to-year. Attach rate up. Jon Peddie Research, announced estimated PC graphics add-in-board (AIB) shipments and suppliers’ market share for Q1'16. The news for the quarter was encouraging and

High-end add-in boards shipments increased in Q1 2016, while all else declined

Posted by Robert Dow on May 25th 2016 | Permalink
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Q1'2016 Add-in Graphics Report is now available. Add-in board market increased in Q1'16, AMD gained market share, for the fourth consecutive quarter. Quarter-to-quarter AIBs shipments increased 4.8% and 5.8% year-to-year. Attach rate up. The attach rate of AIBs to desktop PCs has declined from a high of 63% in Q1 2008 to 44%

For Q1’16, desktop discrete GPU shipments increased 5.3% from last quarter

Posted by Robert Dow on May 23rd 2016 | Permalink
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JPR had released the Q1'16 MarketWatch report, in Q1 AMD notebook market share increased 7.5% from last quarter, Nvidia overall share increased 1.7%, from last year. The GPU market and the PC market in general, continued to slide as users and corporations have stretched out their refresh rates. The Gaming PC

Nvidia unveils new Quadro GPUs

Posted by Robert Dow on May 13th 2016 | Permalink
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Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) has in the past been a forum to launch a new line of Quadro brand professional GPU products. And while we this year we saw the official unveiling of the next-generation Pascal chip (the GP100), we didn’t see any major revamp of Quadro.

Big expectations behind Nvidia’s new Pascal GPU

Posted by Robert Dow on May 7th 2016 | Permalink
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This next-generation compute platform will find a place in virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and deep learning as well as existing graphics-intensive applications. Nvidia’s first and flagship implementation of Pascal is the GP100 GPU, expected to ship first on a Tesla board in 2016 for HPC and supercomputing applications. As it

A more critical look at virtual reality

Posted by Robert Dow on April 27th 2016 | Permalink
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Panelists debate the long-term effects of VR on physical and mental health, as well as the realistic potential market. Panelists at a session on virtual reality this week at the FMX conference in Stuttgart, Germany were not exactly fawning enthusiasts. Concerns were raised regarding physical and mental health, the reality

Dr. Peddie and Kathleen Maher are hosting panels at FMX this week.

Posted by Robert Dow on April 25th 2016 | Permalink
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This week at the FMX Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia in Stuttgart, Germany. Dr. Peddie and Kathleen Maher will be hosting panels on Real Time Cloud rendering and Virtual Collaboration, the panels will be held Wednesday the 27th. They will be joined by an impressive line-up of industry

Intel goes in for an alignment

Posted by Robert Dow on April 20th 2016 | Permalink
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Intel corporation, one of the best and biggest engineering companies in the world has had to make a reality check. Those are tough times for any company or individual, tough but essential if you’re going to survive. Intel is going to survive, make no mistake about that. Employment levels,

Dr. Peddie’s presentation at Laval Virtual, Laval France March 24, 2016

Posted by Robert Dow on March 25th 2016 | Permalink
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Slides from Dr. Peddie's presentation at Laval Virtual are available for download. Dr. Peddie focuses on Immersive visualization, the current issues of the VR headsets in the industry. He also gives an overview of the Virtual Reality market, integration, new users and a forecast of the market. Download the slides

Slide presentations from JPR’s press briefing at GDC are available for download

Posted by Robert Dow on March 15th 2016 | Permalink
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Presentations from Dr. Jon Peddie President, Jon Peddie Research, Tim Leland, Vice President, Product Management at Qualcomm, Wanda Meloni, Executive Director, Open Gaming Alliance and Ted Pollak, Senior Gaming Analyst, Jon Peddie Research are available to download . The presentations focus on the state of the gaming industry, Virtual Reality, VR

JPR’s annual press breifing on the gaming market @ GDC, March 16th

Posted by Robert Dow on March 14th 2016 | Permalink
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Stop by at the SF Green Space at EEFG building (steps away from the Moscone Center) on your way to GDC in the morning for coffee, breakfast and a solid grounding in game industry realities for 2016. JPR is holding its annual press conference where we will discuss the latest trends

Image Engine makes the alien credible

Posted by Robert Dow on January 26th 2016 | Permalink
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A custom IK solver is the secret behind some of Hollywood’s new class of other-worldly CG characters. In the world of computer graphics for entertainment, a key but little-known element in the creation chain is the IK Solver. An Inverse Kinematic solver is used to rotate and position linked

CFS & ITI win research grant to develop new meshing solutions

Posted by Robert Dow on January 20th 2016 | Permalink
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Cambridge Flow Solutions (CFS) and International TechneGroup Limited (ITI) have been awarded a three-year R&D grant award from the UK Government to support development of advanced geometry processing and automated meshing solutions for aerospace. Through the AuGMENT project grant, ITI and CFS will engage in R&D work to

LG shows concept demo of roll-up screen

Posted by Robert Dow on January 12th 2016 | Permalink
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Curved, thin, flexible: Pick any two. - Korean manufacturing behemoth LG created a stir at CES when they presented a concept demonstration of a digital display device that can be rolled up like a newspaper. The resolution on the 18-inch prototype is 1200 x 810. LG says the goal is 4K quality

Boris FX releases new effects tools for Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects

Posted by Robert Dow on January 4th 2016 | Permalink
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Fresh from its recent merger with Imagineer Systems, Boris FX has released Continuum Complete 10 (BCC 10), its largest collection of video effects tools for Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects. BCC 10 for Adobe offers more than 250+ plug-ins and thousands of creative presets. Highlights include integrated Mocha technology for advanced masking and

AMD’s GPUOpen offer developers access to its libraries and “metal”

Posted by Robert Dow on December 15th 2015 | Permalink
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AMD plans to give developers unprecedented access to the innards of its GPUs next year, when it launches its GPUOpen initiative. AMD is the only company that can claim a clean sweep across gaming platforms, from desktops, notebooks, to all the consoles, and even a few dedicated pachinko machines. And

11 Myths About Computer Graphics

Posted by Robert Dow on December 8th 2015 | Permalink
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Over the years the magic of computer graphics (CG) has sparked the imagination and curiosity of millions—the specialist as well as the consumer. The movies, games, advertisements, science, medicine, and designs we have today would not be possible without CG. And because so much of it is magic (Arthur

Workstation market sticks to the right script in Q3’15

Posted by Robert Dow on December 1st 2015 | Permalink
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After a surprisingly disappointing first quarter of 2015, followed up by a welcome rebound in Q2, all eyes were on Q3 to find out exactly which script the workstation market would follow. Would it track PCs downhill, like Q1, or separate from the PC pack and keep on a long-term growth

Overall GPU shipments increased 9% from last quarter, Nvidia increased 21%, AMD increased 16%

Posted by Robert Dow on November 11th 2015 | Permalink
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JPR has released its latest MarketWatch report, our quarterly on overall GPU shipments. In Q3'15 we saw some positive numbers. AMD's overall unit shipments increased 15.87% quarter-to-quarter, Intel's total shipments increased 5.08% from last quarter, and Nvidia's increased 21.39%.The attach rate of GPUs (includes integrated and discrete GPUs) to PCs for

Opening presentation from Jon Peddie given at the 2015 Virtualize Conference

Posted by Robert Dow on November 2nd 2015 | Permalink
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Dr. Jon Peddie gives a brief introduction of the panelists, the topics that will be discussed at 2015 Virtualize, accompanied by a discussion of Virtualization, its practical applications, and who should be taking advantage of the technology. Dr. Peddie also goes on to present a brief summary and findings from the 2015

JPR is releasing the 2H’15 edition of the PC Gaming Hardware Market Report Series

Posted by Robert Dow on October 30th 2015 | Permalink
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The PC Gaming Hardware Market, which consists of personal computers, upgrades, and peripherals used for gaming, is strong and healthy amongst the backdrop of general declines in the PC market. Ted Pollak, Senior Gaming Analyst at JPR notes that the $21.5 billion market is over twice the size of the console

VeriSilicon to Acquire Vivante

Posted by Robert Dow on October 13th 2015 | Permalink
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VeriSilicon Holdings Co., a Shanghai-based provider of IPs and custom silicon design services, announced Monday (Oct. 12) a definitive agreement to acquire Vivante Corp., a Santa Clara-based embedded GPU IP vendor, in an all-stock transaction.The two companies — both privately held — declined to disclose the terms of the deal, but said

Take part in our 2015 Virtualization Usage Survey

Posted by Robert Dow on September 22nd 2015 | Permalink
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JPR and Business Advantage are committed to obtaining valuable insights for you and the industry by gathering feedback on new trends. We are hoping to collect your opinions on Virtualization (virtual workstations and remote graphics) and to better understand your needs, awareness, and usage of these solutions.Simply click on

The fastest, smallest enthusiast AIB ever, AMD’s R9 Nano

Posted by Robert Dow on August 27th 2015 | Permalink
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AMD says the new R9 Nano is the fastest Mini ITX graphics card ever designed to drive 4K gaming in the living room and can do it because of ultra-quiet, ultra-compact PC designs. We first saw the AIB at E3 in June, and we’ve been waiting for it ever

GPU shipments dropped 11% from last quarter

Posted by Robert Dow on August 17th 2015 | Permalink
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Year-to-year total GPU shipments dropped 18.8%—Desktop graphics down 21.7%, notebooks down 16.9%. Discrete GPUs continue to slip as embedded GPUs in the CPU and APU bring better performance for free. The erosion of the low end of the market by tablets seems to have subsided, and even tablet sales were off for

Download Dr. Peddie’s presentation given at SIGGRAPH 2015

Posted by Robert Dow on August 13th 2015 | Permalink
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Dr. Jon Peddie slide presentation from the annual JPR Luncheon at SIGGRAPH 2015. LOOKING INTO THE NEXT GEN TECHNOLOGIES, The CG Market. Dr. Peddie shares data on the future of the Computer Graphics Market, both software and hardware. The 2015 SIGGRAPH slide presentation as well as many others can be downloaded HERE.

SIGGRAPH and our annual JPR Luncheon next week

Posted by Robert Dow on August 8th 2015 | Permalink
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If you are a member of the press, join us for our annual luncheon taking place at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE at 11:45AM - Wednesday, August 12. This year our topic is Getting Virtual, when our panel will focus on next gen technologies, Real world capture cameras,

Less than two weeks away from the annual JPR Luncheon at SIGGRAPH

Posted by Robert Dow on July 30th 2015 | Permalink
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If you are a member of the press, join us for our annual luncheon taking place at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE at 11:45AM - Wednesday, August 12. This year our topic is Getting Virtual, when our panel will focus on next gen technologies, Real world capture cameras,

Qualcomm confirms restructure plan as Q3 profit drops

Posted by Robert Dow on July 23rd 2015 | Permalink
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Qualcomm confirmed the implementation of a “Strategic Realignment Plan”, which Steve Mollenkopf, its CEO, said represent “fundamental changes” for the company.Qualcomm reduced the outlook for its semiconductor business in the fourth quarter, “driven primarily by factors impacting premium-tier demand”. These include “increased concentration” in this segment reducing demand for

AMD and Intel show mixed results

Posted by Robert Dow on July 17th 2015 | Permalink
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AMD suffered loses and lower sales, while Intel was up in sales and profits. The second quarter was seasonally down in consumer PCs, but up in the datacenter which helped Intel. Intel also benefited from IoT, AMD’s Enterprise, Embedded and Semi-Custom segment, revenue increased, and that is where the

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has passed away

Posted by Robert Dow on July 13th 2015 | Permalink
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Satoru Iwata, who as chief executive of Nintendo oversaw the introduction of gaming systems such as the Nintendo DS and the Wii, died on Saturday. He was 55. He was the first chief executive to come from outside the Yamauchi family, which founded the company in 1889 as a manufacturer of playing

Bentley Systems takes first steps to IPO… again

Posted by Robert Dow on July 9th 2015 | Permalink
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Bentley Systems has confidentially submitted a draft registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to conduct an initial public offering of its Class B common stock. In other words the company is just starting the process of going for an IPO. As of this writing there is no

Watch Jon Peddie in an interview with FutureTalk on Emerging Uses of Computer Graphics

Posted by Robert Dow on July 2nd 2015 | Permalink
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An interview with Jon Peddie, president of Jon Peddie Research, a technically oriented consulting firm specializing in everything having to do with computer graphics. Topics include computer graphic basics, practical uses of CG, and emerging fields such as virtual reality and augmented reality. Martin Wasserman hosts.

Watch Jon Peddie in his interview on Emerging Uses of Computer Graphics

Posted by Robert Dow on July 2nd 2015 | Permalink
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An interview with Jon Peddie, president of Jon Peddie Research, a technically oriented consulting firm specializing in everything having to do with computer graphics. Topics include computer graphic basics, practical uses of CG, and emerging fields such as virtual reality and augmented reality. Martin Wasserman hosts.

Download Dr. Jon Peddie’s presentation given at the Intel Buzz Workshop

Posted by Robert Dow on June 26th 2015 | Permalink
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Dr. Jon Peddie's presentation Computer Graphics and Its Impact on Gaming, is available for download HERE on our Slide/ Presentation page. Jon gives gives a brief history of CG, talks about gaming platforms, market size as well as thoughts on the future.

JPR announces Virtualize 2015, the Remote Graphics and Virtualization Conference.

Posted by Robert Dow on June 18th 2015 | Permalink
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Virtualize 2015: It’s coming are your ready The Virtualize 2015 Conference will take place October 29th at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport Work anywhere, any time, on any machine – that’s the promise of remote graphics and Virtualization Why would you use it? How can you implement it? What about

The Intel Buzz Workshop coming to San Francisco June 25th

Posted by Robert Dow on June 17th 2015 | Permalink
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The Intel Buzz Workshop series is back by popular demand! Coming to San Francisco on Wednesday, June 25 2015, this series of community workshops, brought to you by Intel, is designed to help professional game developers tackle the industry’s biggest problems in gaming. Our own Dr. Jon Peddie will be giving

NVIDIA to Acquire TransGaming’s Cross-Platform Technology

Posted by Robert Dow on June 13th 2015 | Permalink
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TransGaming Inc. announced this week that it has signed an agreement for NVIDIA to acquire the company’s proprietary cross- platform portability technology for US$3.75 million. As part of the transaction, TransGaming also announced that it is becoming an NVIDIA GRID preferred partner, so that NVIDIA’s cloud gaming technology

New SPECwpcto measure virtualized WSs

Posted by Robert Dow on June 3rd 2015 | Permalink
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The new SPECwpc benchmark measures all key aspects of workstation performance based on diverse professional applications. Members of the SPECwpc include AMD, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Intel, Lenovo, Micron, NVIDIA and VMware.Meeting a growing need. The ability to measure comprehensive performance for virtualized workstations comes at a time when the

Workstation and professional graphics market feels the pain in Q1’15

Posted by Robert Dow on May 28th 2015 | Permalink
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The first quarter did little to cheer vendors of workstations and professional graphics processing units (GPUs). While first quarters are cyclically down more often than not, Q1'15 posted workstation and professional GPU shipment numbers that fell substantially deeper than normal. Industry watcher Jon Peddie Research reported that the industry

Overall GPU shipments dropped 13% in Q1’2015 from last quarter

Posted by Robert Dow on May 15th 2015 | Permalink
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Today JPR is releasing its latest report on the quarterly on worldwide GPU shipments. Overall GPU shipments dropped 13% in Q1'2015 from last quarter, AMD slipped 17%, Nvidia fell 13.5%, and Intel saw a 12% slip. Year-to-year total GPU shipments dropped 2.9%-Desktop graphics down 12.6%, notebooks up 4.2%. The attach rate of GPUs (includes integrated

New 2015 CAD report now available.

Posted by Robert Dow on April 23rd 2015 | Permalink
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The CAD market returns to growth; reaches $8 billion in 2014, Jon Peddie Research estimates the CAD software market to be an $8 billion market with 5.15 annual users. We expect the market to grow to $8.7 billion in 2017 at a CAGR of 4%. - read the latest on the CAD industry and purchase our brand

The CAD market returns to growth; reaches $8 billion in 2014

Posted by Robert Dow on April 23rd 2015 | Permalink
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Jon Peddie Research estimates the CAD software market to be an $8 billion market with 5.15 annual users. We expect the market to grow to $8.7 billion in 2017 at a CAGR of 4%.The news is encouraging and consistent with economic trends. The field of CAD has grown to encompass many disciplines, industries, and

The personal robot is coming for you and your job

Posted by Robert Dow on April 13th 2015 | Permalink
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Humans just love robots and there is a great deal of work going on to build mechanical robots and in some cases give them enough AI smarts so they can function as companions or maybe even workers. This is a new world that’s just getting started. Robbie the Robot

Autodesk inaugurates its new robotics lab at Pier 9 with screening of Artoo in Love

Posted by Robert Dow on March 31st 2015 | Permalink
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Autodesk is building a robotics lab at Pier 9 and its first inaugural event was a screening of the movie Artoo in Love by Evan Atherton. The movie is a sweet three-minute short about the love life of an R2D2 robot. First time filmmaker Atherton worked as an intern at

Latest Bentley acquisition offers construction management in the cloud

Posted by Robert Dow on March 30th 2015 | Permalink
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Bentley’s most recent acquisition is a cloud-based approach to construction management. EADOC, based in Oakland, California, provides software to systematically track construction project documentation including design clarifications, inspectors’ daily reports, special inspections, memos, action items, deficiency items, and schedules.The terms of the deal were not disclosed; both Bentley

Latest Bentley acquisition offers construction management in the cloud

Posted by Robert Dow on March 30th 2015 | Permalink
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Bentley’s most recent acquisition is a cloud-based approach to construction management. EADOC, based in Oakland, California, provides software to systematically track construction project documentation including design clarifications, inspectors’ daily reports, special inspections, memos, action items, deficiency items, and schedules.The terms of the deal were not disclosed; both Bentley

Watch the JPR press conference from GDC

Posted by Robert Dow on March 19th 2015 | Permalink
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This is the FULL presentation from Jon Peddie Research about gaming hardware sales and predictions at GDC 2015. Jon Peddie and Ted Pollak talk about Market Size, Growth, Conditions, and Trends of the gaming market. A brief history of how we got where we are today and the components of the $93

Real 2015 explores the intersection of reality and computers

Posted by Robert Dow on March 18th 2015 | Permalink
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In a burst of hey-kids-let’s-put-on-a-show, Autodesk kicked off its Real 2015 conference on a beautiful Feb­ruary day at San Francisco’s Fort Mason. The site, a reclaimed military base, is a longtime center for the city’s experimenters, artists, and young entrepreneurs, and that’s how Autodesk wants to

Steady growth for workstation market - JPR releases Q4’14 WS study

Posted by Robert Dow on March 5th 2015 | Permalink
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Worldwide, the industry shipped approximately 1.03 million workstations in Q4'14, equating to a within-cyclical-norms 1.4% sequential growth. The Q4 saw the first significant volume of many new deskside WSs built on Intel's Haswell-E processor and Grantley platform, an event that helped bolster results. Market shares for the big three OEMs were

GPU shipments (MarketWatch) Q4 2014 - Charts and Images

Posted by Robert Dow on February 20th 2015 | Permalink
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Graphics processors, stand-alone discrete devices, and embedded processor-based GPUs are ubiquitous and essential components in all systems and device today from handheld mobile devices, PCs, and workstations, to TVs, servers, vehicle systems, signage, game consoles, medical equipment, and wearables. New technologies and semiconductor manufacturing processes are taking advantage of the

JPR press conference to announce study results @ GDC

Posted by Robert Dow on February 19th 2015 | Permalink
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JPR, is holding a press conference Wednesday, March 4th at the SF Green Space at EEFG building, 657 Mission Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94105, two blocks away from the convention center. The doors open at 1:00. At the press conference we will be presenting shipment and forecast data on Gaming PCs, Consoles,

New devices, new interfaces from Microsoft

Posted by Robert Dow on February 5th 2015 | Permalink
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Windows 10 will arrive with two new products for work and play. The Microsoft Surface Hub, was unveiled during the Windows 10 update in Seattle. It was a bit of a surprise, but one many Microsoft followers could predict after previous Surface updates and Microsoft’s acquisition of Perceptive Pixel in 2012. In