GTC 2012

May 21st, 2012

GTC 2012: The Celebration of the GPU

NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference, held last week in the lovely city of San Jose, is remarkably different from the company’s other events. This conference is not aimed at promoting the next big thing in consumer electronics, or a celebration of gaming – as was October’s GeForce LAN –, but rather a preview of the possible [...]

May 21st, 2012

Life on Cloud Kepler: Why GPUs Are Going to Make Computing Heterogenic

For Jen-Hsun Huang, the smooth talking silicon scion that presides over NVIDIA, his company shouldn’t be constrained to building progressively faster GPUs for progressively better looking videogames. With great GPU computing power comes great possibilities; a hyper-efficient transistor packed chip shouldn’t be constrained to making games look better through more dynamic shaders and more complex [...]

May 15th, 2012

NVIDIA Introduces VGX Platform for Virtualized GPU Computing

NVIDIA today unveiled the NVIDIA® VGX™ platform, which enables IT departments to deliver a virtualized desktop with the graphics and GPU computing performance of a PC or workstation to employees using any connected device. With the NVIDIA VGX platform in the data center, employees can now access a true cloud PC from any device — [...]

May 15th, 2012

NVIDIA’s GeForce GRID; Video Game Streaming for Everyone?

Gaming enters a new era today with the launch of the NVIDIA® GeForce® GRID cloud gaming platform, which allows gaming-as-a-service providers to stream next-generation games to virtually any device, without the lag that hampers current offerings. With the GeForce GRID platform, gaming-as-a-service providers can deliver the most advanced visuals with lower latency, while incurring lower [...]

May 15th, 2012

GTC 2012: NVIDIA Announces GK110-based Tesla K20, Coming in Q4 2012

Today’s opening keynote at NVIDIA’s GTC had a number of interesting announcements (details to follow in other articles) but the “star” of the show was the upcoming Tesla K20. Destined to spend its life in HPC systems and supercomputers, the K20 is based off on a Kepler GK110 core which is billed as the “largest, [...]

May 14th, 2012

GTC 2012: NVidia Releases Nsight GPU IDE for MacOS and Linux

Although Day 0 of the GPU Technology Conference just wrapped, NVidia has dropped the first announcement of the show: a new version of the NVidia Nsight IDE that brings CUDA powered GPU computing to the masses on Linux and MacOS systems. “NVidia Nsight is the ultimate development platform for heterogeneous computing,” said Ian Buck, general [...]