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MTBS-TV: Interview With Dreamworks and Jon Peddie Research

August 19th 2014

Dr. Lincoln Wallen (CTO of Dreamworks Animation) and Dr. Jon Peddie (CEO of Jon Peddie Research) talk about virtualization in Cloud Computing and their opinions about modern virtual and augmented reality. The interview with Neil Schneider can be seen HERE on YouTube.

We’ve crossed the line, and there’s no turning back

Techwatch August 12th 2014

What’s in a name?  The Holy Grail in computer graphics is the suspension of disbelief—to tell such a convincing story with pixels that the viewer not only totally believes it, but thinks he or she is in it, a participant, voluntary or not. We’ve had such experiences in the cinema for a long time. A story is told, and we become so engrossed with it that when there is a shocking moment like the Alien popping out of an unexpected place, or a FedEx airplane falls apart, we duck, scream, or worse. The images stay with us for decades …

Technology is a state of mind

Samsung, Apple, Nvidia, Google, Microsoft—they’re competitors. How in the world did that happen? It happened because what you do is becoming more important than what you’re doing it on. We used to think Samsung built displays, and Apple built computers, Nvidia built graphics processors, Microsoft built an operating system, …Click here to read this blog entry

GPU shipments (MarketWatch) Q2 2014 - Charts and Images

Graphics chips are without doubt one of the most powerful, exciting, and essential components in tech today: not only does every computer require one (or more), but the technology is entering into major new markets like supercomputers, remote workstations, and simulators almost on a daily basis. New technologies and …Click here to read this news article

When is enough, enough?

13 hours is enough for one workday The French, bless them, have decreed that work ends when workers leave the office. In a deal negotiated between employer federations and unions, workers can feel free to ignore emails from their bosses that come in after hours, and employers are being …Click here to read this blog entry

Graphics Add-In Board report Q1 2014 - Charts and Images

Charts and Images for AIB Q1 2014 report Definitions The term “AIB” is an abbreviation for add-in board, also called a “card.” A “GPU” is the graphic processor unit on the AIB, also called the “chip.” Click here to read this news article

GPU shipments (MarketWatch) Q1 2014 - Charts and Images

As Figure 1 shows 2012 turned out to be a major inflection point in the history of the PC industry and resulted in fewer PCs and graphics chips shipping than in 2011—that is the first time that has happened since the Internet bubble meltdown in 2001. The data indicates …Click here to read this news article