As NVIDIA sees it, you don’t necessarily need to be sitting in front of your GPU-equipped workstation to experience the power of the GPU. You should be able to tap into your desktop machine’s graphics horsepower remotely from anywhere, using a lightweight machine or a mobile device. Simply put, you could be running GPU-accelerated games, movies, modeling, and simulation programs from a tablet, connected to your remote GPU-powered workstation or data center on a high bandwidth. Continue reading
Ever seen three thoroughbreds heading for the same finishing line, but running on different tracks? Watch AMD, Intel, and NVIDIA going after the high-performance computing (HPC) market. This week, Intel entered an official name into the race, Intel Xeon Phi. The first product to feature Intel’s many integrated core (MIC) architecture, Phi is expected to ship with more than 50 cores. Continue reading
Skilled programmers who can sneak into the GPU and execute their parallel jobs belong to an elite group. They are “Ninja programmers,” as AMD corporate fellow Phil Rogers call them.
Rogers, who delivered the keynote at this week’s AMD Fusion Developer Summit, believes GPU computing should be available to a broader audience, to the common programmers who make a living churning out codes in C, C++, JAVA, and Python. In fact, Rogers may even object to the term GPU computing. If it were up to AMD and Rogers, GPU and CPU computing could be one and the same, fused together into a Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA). Continue reading
Soon, you could be rendering images, animating 3D scenes, and playing games on a GPU without a GPU.
To prove this point, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the stage on Tuesday May 15, 2012, at the San Jose Convention Center, the site of this year’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC 2012). Continue reading
If you’re a fan of classical mythology, you might remember that, when Pandora opened the box the Gods had given her for safekeeping, she unwittingly unleashed pestilence, torment, and diseases upon mankind (Hesiod’s Works and Days). Last month, at the Venetian hotel and casino in Las Vegas, NVIDIA opened Pandora’s box, in a manner of speaking. No evidence that the GPU maker has offended the Gods in Mount Olympus again, but the company is causing quite a buzz with what Pandora’s technology can do. Continue reading