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Free deep dive guide into 3D graphics for virtual desktops

Published 24 April 2014

Posted by Greg Corke

Article tagged with: virtualisation, remote graphics, citrix, teradici, vmware, virtual desktop, hp rgs

The report describes five different 3D graphics for virtual desktop concepts in detail. The picture above gives an overview of the concepts.

TeamRGE, a collective of Remote Graphics Experts, has produced a comprehensive ‘deep dive’ white paper into 3D graphics for virtual desktops. The ‘3D Graphics for Virtual Desktops Smackdown’ is available now as a free download PDF.

At 139 pages it’s a hefty tome but well worth a read if you are looking for an independent overview of GPU-accelerated desktop virtualization solutions and products. In other words, the technologies required to run high-end CAD/CAM applications in virtual desktops.

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One week on: DEVELOP3D LIVE was a huge success and there’s still more to come

Published 22 April 2014

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: design, develop3d live, d3dlive, event, warwick

Seven days later we’re still feeling the effects of DEVELOP3D LIVE: if you came we are so very grateful that you were such informed, polite and knowledgeable people that made it the event it was - 8 hours of furious product design talks, incredible new technology displays and exciting prizes and giveaways.

For those of you that failed to make it or simply found out too late, we’ll have a nice synopsis in the May edition of the magazine (out worryingly soon), but don’t worry, it’ll be back again next year, and there’s more still to come in 2014 from the team.

The photos and videos from this year’s event will be online as soon as we can muster, but for the meantime as a brief farewell to the 2014 show, here are a few highlights that some of you might have missed out on:

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AMD offering 50% off FirePro W9100, W8000 and W7000 for one off company purchases

Published 17 April 2014

Posted by Greg Corke

Article tagged with: gpu, amd firepro, opencl, graphic cards

Qualfying companies can get their hands on a single ultra high-end FirePro W9100 for the crazy price of £1,200

The AMD FirePro W9100 may have only been launched a week ago, but AMD is already offering an exceptional 50% discount on the ultra high-end GPU.

Companies can claim back up to £1,195 off their first card purchase thanks to AMD’s 50% off cash back offer which runs until June 30 2014.

AMD is also offering 50% off the AMD FirePro W8000 (up to £480) and AMD FirePro W7000 (up to £270).

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HP Z Turbo Drive: workstation-class PCIe SSDs go mainstream

Published 10 April 2014

Posted by Greg Corke

Article tagged with: hp, cad, ssd, pci express 3.0, hp z workstation, sata 3.0, samsung ssd

The HP Z Turbo Drive herald the arrival of PCI Express SSD storage in mainstream workstations

HP is changing the face of mainstream workstation storage by offering a new PCI Express Solid Stage Drive (SSD) in its HP Z Workstations. The new HP Z Turbo Drive, which slots straight into the workstation motherboard, rather than a 2.5-inch drive bay, is designed to overcome the bandwidth limitations of the SATA 3.0 interface.

The Z Turbo Drive comes in 256GB or 512GB capacities and boasts around twice the sequential read / write performance of the best performing SATA 3.0 SSDs, which plateau around 500MB/sec – 540MB/sec.

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