August 14, 2012
» Motion Computing Introduces F5t and C5t rugged tablet PCs
Motion Computing, a provider of tablet PCs and mobility solutions, today announced the next generation F5t and C5t Tablet PCs. Designed to enhance productivity for mobile workers across a broad range of vertical markets, such as field service, healthcare, construction and retail. The latest Motion tablets deliver high levels of power, security and manageability.
August 13, 2012
» Newforma acquires assets of Attolist
Newforma today announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Attolist, LLC, the developer of AEC-Sync web-based construction collaboration software. The transaction is anticipated to close in August 2012. The addition of AEC-Sync’s hosted solution to Newforma’s enterprise solution will provide AEC/O companies a selection of on-premise and cloud-based technologies to better manage project delivery.
» IDC: HP leads in desktop marketshare for workstation computers for the first time
HP today announced that industry research firm IDC reported that, for the first time, HP leads U.S. market share in the desktop workstation category, and was the global share leader during the second quarter of 2012.
HP’s share showed significant growth during past quarters, culminating with a 47.6% share in desktop workstations in the United States. HP continues to lead the mobile workstation category worldwide with 41.8% share, and leads the combined workstation category with 46.2% share, according to the Q2’12 IDC Worldwide Workstation Tracker, Aug. 8, 2012.
August 8, 2012
» Nemetschek Scia Engineer 2012 Tested and Certified to Run on Mac OSX Under Parallels
The Nemetschek Engineering Group is pleased to announce that Scia Engineer 2012 has been tested and certified to run on Apple Macintosh OS X Hardware using Parallels. Now, structural and civil engineers can feel confident running Scia Engineer alongside their favorite Macintosh OS X software.
August 7, 2012
» NVIDIA launches new lineup of GPUs for mobile workstations
NVIDIA officially announced today a new line of Quadro professional graphics solutions for the latest leading mobile workstations at the SIGGRAPH conference in Los Angeles. Designed for engineers, industrial designers, animators, and film & video editors that need to take their work with them, these new Quadro graphics processing units (GPUs) feature Kepler, the fastest, most efficient GPU architecture. Kepler delivers impressive performance gains over previous generations with the same power budget as the previous generation Quadro mobile graphics solutions.
» AMD launches first integrated visual computing platform for CAD and media/entertainment workflows
Today AMD launched the AMD FirePro A300 Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) for entry-level and mainstream desktop workstations at SIGGRAPH in Los Angeles. Featuring AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology, the new AMD FirePro A300 Series APUs are designed for users who demand a high-performance computing platform to power their computer-aided design, building information modeling, and media and entertainment (M&E) workflows. The new AMD FirePro A300 Series APUs combine industry-certified performance and reliability for professional applications with world-class 24-hour customer support, delivering highly-tuned performance and robust feature support across a range of professional applications and tools.
» Altair presenting structural analysis at SIGGRAPH
An innovative hybrid parallelization using multiple GPUs and MPI dramatically reduces solution time for structural analysis and sensitivity calculations. Offloading the intensive matrix computation on the GPU and using heterogeneous computing improves performance. Users also benefit from accelerated access to compute resources "in the cloud."
Altair, a global provider of simulation technology and engineering services, is featuring another of its leading HyperWorks simulation solutions, RADIOSS, accelerated by NVIDIA professional graphics processing units (GPUs), at SIGGRAPH 2012, this week in Los Angeles.
August 6, 2012
» OpenGL 4.3 compute shaders will run simulation code in the graphics pipeline
With the introduction of new compute shaders as part of Open GL 4.3 today at SIGGRAPH 2012 in Los Angeles, the Khronos Group says the Open Gl cross-platform graphics API is now more advanced than Microsoft's Directx platform. OpenGL is used to deliver 3D graphics in most CAD/CAM/CAE applications on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.
» Shipments of mobile OpenGL ES GPUs will reach 1 billion by 2014
Shipments of GPUs conformant with the Khronos OpenGL ES family of graphics APIs (Application Programming Interface) will reach 1 billion units per annum by 2014 according to Imagination Technologies, a supplier of mobile and embedded GPU (Graphics Processor Unit) technology.
» Imagination introduces caustic visualizer at SIGGRAPH
Imagination Technologies, a multimedia technologies company, today announced its Caustic Visualizer viewport plug-in for Autodesk Maya 2013. Imagination will be demonstrating Caustic Visualizer’s highly interactive full-frame performance on the new PowerVR low-power ray tracing hardware reference platform at SIGGRAPH 2012 in Los Angeles.
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