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It’s Happening! NVIDIA is bulking up its GRID cloud gaming service with the introduction of 1080p 60 FPS streaming. This is big news for gamers as 1080p60 is the same performance target that developers aim for with the latest and greatest games running on Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One. NVIDIA is actually the first company to offer 1080p60 streaming over the Internet, however, plenty of services offer the capability with local playback. To take advantage of this new capability, you will need to sign up for the SHIELD Hub beta and of course have possession of a SHIELD gaming device.... Read more...
Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to tour Carnival's CSMART facility in Almere, the Netherlands. This facility is one of a handful in the world that can provide both extensive training and certification on cruise ships as well as a comprehensive simulation of what it's like to command one. Simulating the operation of a Carnival cruise ship is anything but simple. Let's start with a ship that's at least passingly familiar to most people -- the RMS Titanic. At roughly 46,000 tons and 882 feet long, she was, briefly, the largest vessel afloat. Compared to a modern cruise ship, however, Titanic... Read more...
The SHIELD Tablet is only a few months old, but NVIDIA is already updating the device with a freshly minted OS, a refreshed SHIELD Hub (and other NVIDIA apps), and access to the company’s newly upgraded GRID Game Streaming service. A number of new Tegra K1 optimized games are arriving as well, as well as a new game bundle which includes one of the best reviewed PC games of all time. We’ve already mentioned that NVIDIA had an Android Lollipop update on the way for the SHIELD Tablet, but we have a few more details to share today. The SHIELD Tablet Android Lollipop update will... Read more...
NVIDIA's GRID is a virtual GPU technology that allows for hardware acceleration in a virtual environment. It's designed to run in concert with products from Citrix, VMWare, and Microsoft, and to address some of the weaknesses of these applications. The problem with many conventional Virtual Desktop Interfaces (VDIs) is that they're often either too slow for advanced graphics work or unable to handle 3D workloads at all. Now, with GRID, NVIDIA is claiming that it can offer a vGPU passthrough solution that allows remote users to access a virtualized desktop environment built around a high-end CPU... Read more...
When NVIDIA first announced that it would create a workstation-class remote virtualization system that enabled full GPU acceleration with latency-free streaming I was more than a little skeptical. Not only did it seem like a solution in search of a problem, the bandwidth requirements and technical heavy-lifting to support professional PC users seemed too steep to surmount in a few short years. Then, this week, NVIDIA announced that it would offer a free 24-hour test drive of NVIDIA GRID to anyone who wanted to see what the technology could do. We took the company up on its offer and what we've... Read more...
Netflix has long chased after methods of improving its movie recommendation algorithms, once even awarding a $1M prize to any team of people who could substantially improve on the then-current design. As part of that process, the company has been researching neural networks. Conventional neural networks are created with vast nodes of CPU clusters, often with several thousand cores in total. Netflix decided to go with something different, and built a neural network based on GPU cores. In theory, GPU cores could be ideal for building neural nets -- they offer huge numbers of cores already linked... Read more...
Amazon is expanding its cloud reach into the world of graphically intensive, 3D, GPU-accelerated applications in fields such as media creation, design, and even gaming with its Amazon AppStream. AppStream runs on Amazon’s EC2, which includes NVIDIA’s Kepler-based GRID GPUs (a G2 instance), and is designed to make it possible to run applications on devices that would not necessarily be able to handle the processing required. The service deploys and renders applications in the cloud and streams them to just about any device, including PCs, tablets, and smartphones. Currently, the Amazon... Read more...
NVIDIA isn't the only one excited about its GRID cloud gaming technology. So is Sprint, which tapped into NVIDIA's GRID to demonstrate Borderlands 2 being streamed over the carrier's next-generation Sprint Spark wireless network to a MiFi mobile hotspot at the Innovation Center in Burlingame, California. "For smooth gaming – especially when you’re playing a game on a remote server – you want one with low latency. That’s tough to deliver over wired networks," Sprint CTO and senior vice president Stephen Bye explained in a blog post. "So we figured streaming games would be... Read more...
With the release of VMware View 5.3 vDGA, VMware is deploying NVIDIA’s GRID rendering technology which allows better virtualization of graphically intensive applications in an enterprise environment. We’ve seen NVIDIA demo this technology before, and although it can certainly be used for cloud gaming, GRID offers a server package that can substitute for desktop-side workstation-level graphics. NVIDIA GRID demo “NVIDIA GRID GPU Pass-Through technology makes this possible by allowing a virtual machine running VMware View 5.3 on top of the VMware ESX hypervisor to talk directly to... Read more...
We made a quick stop by NVIDIA’s booth at E3 today to see what the company had going on and to snap some pictures and video of the coolest tech that was on display. NVIDIA will be making more news in the coming weeks with SHIELD and some new GPU tech that’ll we’ll be able to share soon enough, but their booth had a couple of interesting demos running that we thought you’d all like to see right away. NVIDIA’s booth at E3 was packed with a wide array of gaming-related technology, ranging from the Tegra 3-based Ooya console and NVIDIA’s own Tegra 4-based SHIELD... Read more...
NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang kicked off this year’s GPU Technology Conference with his customarily impressive opening keynote. The focus of Jen-Hsun’s presentation was on breakthroughs in computer graphics and advances in GPU computing, but he also unveiled new GPU and Tegra roadmaps and took the wraps off of a brand new small form factor Tegra-based product. Predictably, Jen-Hsun began the keynote with some glowing words about NVIDIA’s powerful GK110-based GeForce GTX Titan and ran a few demos showing water and face rendering technologies to illustrate just how far... Read more...
This evening, NVIDIA made some bold moves at their CES 2013 press conference and announced a couple of potentially game-changing products. CEO Jen-Hsun Huang spent a little more than 90 minutes talking to a captive audience at the press conference, which was held at the posh Palms Hotel in Las Vegas. He used the first couple of segments to show off the GeForce Experience utility, which launched in beta form a few weeks back, and the GeForce GRID server platform. Just to reiterate, GeForce Experience is designed to make PC gaming more “console like” by automatically configuring many... Read more...
The Fusion Garage JooJoo was a short-lived tablet with more hype than promise, and it just so happened to launch around the same time as the iPad. Needless to say, so few were sold that manufacturing ended shortly after launch, and by and large, no one has heard of the company since. This kind of story is a familiar one in the cutthroat world of consumer electronics, but second winds rarely happen. Today, a company by the name of TabCo is making its debut. Over the past few weeks, TabCo has been teasing about a new tablet product with mysterious videos and esoteric taglines. Now... Read more...
You might think that President Obama's stimulus package was worth overlooking for tech enthusiasts, but really, there are more than a few reasons to take notice. Obama clearly understands the power of the Web, and he clearly understands that harnessing technology is a great way to better a country. We've already heard about his plans to roll out broadband to more rural areas, and now we're hearing more about a $3.4 billion decision to upgrading our energy grid and make individuals think longer and harder about the power they consume. The plan, which was rolled out this week, sets aside a rather... Read more...
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