NEWS

May 21st, 2012, 8:59 AM

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 18th, 2012, 12:03 AM

Intel Sets Green Agenda, A Huge Boon For Canada?

Intel released a corporate responsibility report, and its environmental goals for the next decade Thursday morning. Among the improvements the company is aiming for by 2013, according to the report, is a “conflict-free CPU”: a chip free of rare-earth metals that are most commonly mined for in environmentally irresponsible ways, such as in China, or [...]

May 16th, 2012, 5:58 PM

NVIDIA Posts Complete Kepler GK110 Technical White Paper

For those of you wondering about what makes NVIDIA’s upcoming GK110 tick, NVIDIA has posed a complete architectural White Paper.  There is some seriously interesting contained in there, enough to make us want GK110 to make it over into the GeForce lineup as soon as possible. However, as NVIDIA discusses quite a few times in [...]

May 16th, 2012, 8:57 AM

Cooler Master Launches Geminii M4 CPU Cooler

Cooler Master, an industry leading chassis, thermal solution, peripheral, and accessory manufacturer, announces a CPU cooler with huge performance packed into a seemingly miniature package. That new compact CPU cooler is the GeminII M4 – a GeminII series cooler. Redefining cooling performance for space restricted environments, GeminII M4 is engineered to maximize cooling with its minimal CPU contact [...]

May 15th, 2012, 1:20 PM

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, 12:42 PM

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, 12:02 PM

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, 11:28 PM

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 [...]

May 14th, 2012, 12:01 PM

Reporting Live from the NVidia GPU Technology Conference

Hardware Canucks News Editor Sam Reynolds is in San Jose for the week covering the NVidia GPU Technology Conference. The theme of the NVidia GTC is the growing role of GPU technology in the fields of science, industry, and design. Although the majority of the conference is geared towards developers and coders, there will be [...]

May 11th, 2012, 11:38 AM

Fueled by Kepler, NVidia Reports Strong Growth in Quarter

Though NVidia remains dogged by manufacturing supply problems, the company reported better than expected growth on Friday sending its shares up 9 percent in morning trading. First-quarter revenue fell to $924.9 from $962 million year-over-year because of a slower than expected economic recovery, but was better than Wall Street’s expectations of $916 million. While the [...]