Nvidia introduces the RTX A6000 WS AIB

(Source: KPF. Beijing Century City)   As mentioned in my Siggraph blog, the coronavirus pandemic has shifted the way content is created and consumed. Work now often involves teams dispersed worldwide, working remotely on high-resolution content while using multiple workloads and requiring massive computing resources. Nvidia has contributed with the new RTX A6000 and A40 AIBs that use the 8 … Read more

Lenovo’s new ThinkPad P mobile workstations

Lenovo has launched the next generation of the ThinkPad P Series: the ThinkPad P15, ThinkPad P17, ThinkPad P1 Gen 3, and the new ThinkPad P15v. In addition, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 will also make its debut. Lenovo makes the bold claim that the new ThinkPad 1 the most powerful X Series commercial laptop. All the laptops are equipped … Read more

Nvidia’s Q1 FY21 results

Nvidia beat Wall Street’s expectations with their financial report and saw increases from all reporting segments. Revenue for the first quarter was $3.08 billion, up 39%from $2.22 billion a year earlier, and down 1% from $3.11 billion in the previous quarter. The company’s Graphics business revenue was $1.9 billion, down 9% from last quarter, but that’s a 25% increase from … Read more

Will AMD get lucky with Radeon Pro VII

AMD was one of the first consumer graphics companies to enter the professional graphics space in 1994 (Matrox being the first in 1987). Naturally, ATI with its economy of scale took a commanding lead in the fledgling COTS workstation AIB market, dominated at the time by proprietary solutions. As the workstation market moved into COTS CPUs, led by Dell, COTS … Read more

Nvidia’s Q4 FY20 results

Nvidia rides the AI wave   Nvidia reported revenue from all platforms up for the quarter and beat Wall Street’s expectations. The company’s GPU business revenue was $2.7 billion, up 8% from last quarter, and up 40% from last year. The quarter was the first increase in year-over-year sales since Q3’18.   “Adoption of Nvidia accelerated computing drove excellent results, … Read more

A 5-year vision for workstation graphics performance

  Every day in their engineering jobs with leading OEMs and graphics card manufacturers, the representatives of the SPEC Graphics and Workstation Performance Group (SPEC/GWPG) assess the latest technologies designed to make their products run professional applications faster and more efficiently. In their role with SPEC/GWPG, they take that knowledge and develop benchmarks that test real-world performance in ways that … Read more

Lenovo launches light workstation

Lenovo has introduced the next generation of its ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations with the release of five new ThinkPads, including the ThinkPad P73, ThinkPad P53, ThinkPad P1 Gen 2, and ThinkPad P53s and P43s. The new portfolio, says the company, is designed to meet the ever-changing power and portability needs of modern professionals across industries—both in the office and … Read more

Nvidia looks for new markets at Computex

  Nvidia’s Executive VP Jeff Fisher delivered Nvidia’s message to Computex this year and gave a short lesson in building markets using the Red Ocean Blue Ocean market strategy defined by W. Chan Kim & Renée Mauborgne. Blue Ocean strategy tells companies to create opportunity through differentiation and price and build where there are no competitors. Fisher says Nvidia’s development … Read more