Posts by Greg Corke

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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Free UK trial to test out remote delivery of CAD applications

Published 08 April 2014

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Article tagged with: virtualisation, remote graphics, citrix, nvidia grid, remote cad

If you’re a CAD user or developer and want to dip your toes into remote CAD on demand you may well be interested in a free trial being held by UK-based consultancy, OpenBoundaries.

OpenBoundaries uses Citrix and Nvidia GRID technologies and hopes to gain insight into how its remote delivery systems are sized, benchmarked and optimised

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AMD FirePro W9100 professional GPU: first look review

Published 07 April 2014

Posted by Greg Corke

Article tagged with: simulation, amd firepro, opencl, cae, gpu compute, powerwall, ray tracing

With its brand new 16GB ultra high-end FirePro W9100 GPU AMD shows it is just as serious about compute as it is 3D graphics

AMD’s brand new ultra high-end GPU, the FirePro W9100, has to be one of the company’s worst kept secrets. Officially launched today, a whole load of information has trickled out over the last few weeks. AMD even held a pre-launch press event last month to try and steal some of Nvidia’s thunder in the middle of Nvidia’s annual GTC conference.

Now the whispering is over AMD certainly does have something to shout about. The FirePro W9100 heralds the next step in its professional GPU evolution. But this isn’t just a graphics card; it’s just as focused on accelerating compute tasks in simulation and ray trace rendering applications as it is on ultra high-end 3D.

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Denise Greaves joins the DEVELOP3D team to help drive expansion in US market

Published 27 March 2014

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We’re extremely excited to announce that Denise Greaves has joined DEVELOP3D, fulfilling the role of Director of Sales and Marketing North America.

Denise brings with her a wealth of experience in sales, marketing and business development, especially in exhibitions, which promote emerging technologies.

Denise also has a proven track record in both the AEC and manufacturing industries and will be central to driving our plans for further expansion into the US market and strengthening our considerable US community.

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Dell teams up with CAD software developers to deliver certified virtual workstation solution

Published 26 March 2014

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Article tagged with: dell, virtualisation, citrix, nvidia grid, rack workstation, vmware

With the new Dell Wyse Datacenter for Virtual Workstations solution powerful 3D CAD tools can be run on virtually any device.

Dell is making a massive push for the growing virtual workstation market, teaming up with major CAD software developers to deliver its new Dell Wyse Datacenter for Virtual Workstations solution. The rack-based technology is designed to give engineers and designers secure and central access to their data and graphics-rich CAD tools from any location on almost any device.

Dell is working with Siemens PLM Software, Autodesk, PTC and Dassault Systémes to certify standard configurations of its new virtual workstation solution for NX, Inventor, SolidWorks and Creo. The idea is that design and engineering firms will be able to invest in these recommended configurations, which include hardware and software, and have confidence that they will be stable and deliver good performance.

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Nvidia and VMware to bring 3D graphics rich virtual desktops and CAD apps to the cloud

Published 26 March 2014

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Article tagged with: cloud, nvidia grid, vmware

The potential for bringing graphics rich 3D CAD to virtual desktops and applications via the cloud just got a whole lot bigger with the news that the VMware Horizon desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) Platform will now be powered by Nvidia GRID technology. DaaS on GRID will enable mobile access and remote collaboration by delivering graphics-intensive 3D applications to users on a whole range of connected devices.

VMware’s Horizon DaaS technology is specifically designed for delivery through the cloud and is aimed at firms that might not necessarily have the budget to deploy a virtual desktop infrastructure or the skills to manage it.

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