GTC 2013

Prelude to GTC 2013: GPUs Are Not Just for Pretty Visuals

The GPU was initially conceived as a device to boost visualization, but it has evolved so much beyond its origin that the term graphics processor seems like a misnomer. Today, GPUs are a big part of parallel computing, also called high-performance computing (HPC). They’re fueling large-scale simulation, analysis, and number crunching in scientific research, space exploration, weather prediction, and more. At the upcoming GPU Technology Conference (GTC), NVIDIA plans to expose many other use of the GPU beside producing pretty visuals with dense pixels. (Note: DE is a media partner of GTC.) Continue reading

A Sneak Peek of GTC at SolidWorks World 2013

NVIDIA’s annual GPU Technology Conference (March 18-21, San Jose, California) is still a good six weeks away, but if you’re in Orlando, Florida, for SolidWorks World 2013 (Jan 20-23, Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotel), you could catch a glimpse of GPU’s future in the partner pavilion. The graphics chip maker occupies a corner in Dell’s booth, where it’s showcasing a variety of workstations with its dual-GPU Maximus architecture. Continue reading






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