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The Dell M3800 is a groundbreaking workstation-class laptop with a near-4K screen. We've been using it.

After Effects and the state of GPU computing

Published in Technology & Computing

What exactly is GPU computing and what does and doesn't use it?

Ray Tracing has always produced the most spectacular results of all CGI techniques. We've all seen those images of chrome balls on chess-boards, with every reflection - even between multiple balls - faithfully rendered. And "rendered" is the important word here, because, until now, real-time ray tracing on anything other than a supercomputer has been impossible.

Nvidia release "Supercomputer" graphics card

Published in Technology & Computing

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee is home to the worlds fastest supercomputer nicknamed "Titan", Nvidia created the chips that power Titan and have now released a graphics card using the same chip.

 Consumer-grade GPUs are getting faster and, crucially, they're using less power

Nvidia raise the graphics bar (again)

Published in Technology & Computing

It was only back in March that we wrote about the release of the latest Quadro cards from Nvidia including the K5000 but now they have released the next model in the family, the Quadro K6000, and it's a monster

It's really, really hard to create a GGI human face that's convincing. If you know this, then you also know the reason why so many blockbuster movies (Antz, Bug's life, Cars, WALL•E etc) have been about things and not humans

Most of us despair when we see technology and science presented to a non-technical audience on TV. It's not easy to explain stuff in the short time available, but often it's over-simplified to the point of being nonsensical. So how does a national UK broadcaster deal with the topic of 4K?

45 years after the Apollo 11 astronauts landed on the moon, Nvidia has used its new "Maxwell" GPUs to prove that the images were not faked

How does GPU acceleration work? Eyeon video

Published in Technology & Computing

GPU acceleration - using a graphics card to do graphics-intensive tasks that the CPU would otherwise have to do - has transformed 3D and compositing on desktop and laptop computers. Here's a short video from Eyon that illustrates this and is a good primer for anyone unfamiliar with the concept. It also explains the difference between Nvidia's GeForce and Quadro cards.

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