Posts by Greg Corke

AMD unveils new aggressive pricing for FirePro W-Series GPUs

Published 09 December 2014

Posted by Greg Corke

Article tagged with: cad, gpu, amd firepro, gpu compute

The AMD FirePro W8100 offers graphics and compute on a single GPU

AMD has cut the price of its recently released FirePro W-Series GPUs, the most dramatic being the high-end FirePro W8100, which will be available for $1,249, half that of its original MSRP.

The company has also extended its ‘Experience AMD FirePro’ program to December 31 2014, where first time customers can get up to 50% off a single purchase.

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New Lenovo ThinkPad W550s claimed to have best battery life of any mobile workstation

Published 02 December 2014

Posted by Greg Corke

Article tagged with: workstation, nvidia quadro, core i7, lenovo, mobile workstation, docking, thinkpad

It has the best battery life of any mobile workstation, says Lenovo of its new ThinkPad W550s, which it launched at Autodesk University today.

The slimline laptop, which is said to combine workstation performance with Ultrabook mobility, features ‘Power Bridge technology’ and ‘energy-efficient GPUs’ to provide up to 13 hours of battery life.

The machine comes with a choice of HD and 3K touch and non-touch 15.6-inch displays. It features a 5th generation Intel Core i7 dual core processor, an Nvidia Quadro K620M (2GB) GPU and up to 16GB RAM - quite moderate specifications as far as mobile workstations go.

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Skanska to develop first commercial 3D concrete printer

Published 26 November 2014

Posted by Greg Corke

Article tagged with: 3d printing, construction

The 3D printer is able to make things which cannot be manufactured by conventional processes.

Skanska is leading an 18-month programme to develop the world’s first commercial concrete printing robot. The company will use 3D concrete printing technology developed through research at Loughborough University, and apply it to real applications with a view to ‘revolutionising the design and construction process’.

The 3D printer is fitted to a gantry and a robotic arm and deposits a high–performance concrete precisely under computer control. It works by laying down successive layers of concrete until the entire object is created. The printer is said to be able to make things which cannot be manufactured by conventional processes, such as complex structural components, curved cladding panels and architectural features.

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Fujitsu Forum 2014: supporting 16 CAD users with a single workstation and HPC for SMEs

Published 25 November 2014

Posted by Greg Corke

Article tagged with: rendering, cad, cfd, workstation, cae, fea, hpc, fujitsu, mobile workstation, fujitsu celsius

The Fujitsu virtual Vespa

From desktops and clusters to virtualisation and Vespas, the show floor at last week’s Fujitsu Forum in Munich offered plenty for design and engineering firms to sink their teeth into. In particular, there were some interesting new developments for Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) with a desktop workstation that can deliver 3D CAD to up to 16 users via thin clients and a High Performance Computing (HPC) appliance designed to take the pain out of deploying a simulation cluster.

Workstations

All eyes were on the new Intel ‘Haswell’ Xeon E5-2600 v3 Celsius desktop workstations that Fujitsu launched in October - the single processor Celsius M740 and the dual processor Celsius R940. Both feature an abundance of CPUs and professional GPUs - the biggest choice out of all the major workstation manufacturers – as well as DDR4 memory, improved cooling, a handy carry handle and optional PCIe-based SSDs. (Read our in-depth report into these new machines).

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Ansys Fluent CFD software scaled to 36,000 cores

Published 19 November 2014

Posted by Greg Corke

Article tagged with: simulation, cfd, fea, cluster, hpc

Internal combustion engine modelled using Ansys Fluent

Ansys and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) have scaled Ansys Fluent, the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software, to a whopping 36,000 compute cores.

Ansys says that this industry first could lead to greater efficiencies and increased innovation throughout manufacturers’ product development processes by allowing firms to consider more design variants.

“We’re connecting all the dots,” said Ahmed Taha, the NCSA senior computational resource coordinator who led this extreme benchmarking project. “NCSA is unique in connecting the industrial users, the hardware and software vendors, and the domain expertise of our staff.

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@Xi offers huge choice with new MTower workstations

Published 07 October 2014

Posted by Greg Corke

Article tagged with: quadro, amd firepro, workstation, xeon, haswell, xi, mtower

California-based @Xi Computer Corporation has revamped its entire workstation line up.

The company’s updated ‘MTower’ workstations boast new CPUs, including the new Intel ‘Haswell’ Xeon E5-2600 v3 and select Intel Core i7 processors, new generation Nvidia Quadro and AMD FirePro GPUs and up to 512GB of four channel 2133MHz DDR4 ECC registered memory.

There’s also a big choice of compute boards including Xeon Phi and Nvidia Tesla.

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Fujitsu unveils Haswell Xeon E5 v3 Celsius M740 and R940 workstations

Published 06 October 2014

Posted by Greg Corke

Article tagged with: quadro, firepro, workstation, ssd, fujitsu celsius, xeon phi, haswell xeon, pcie, virtual desktop infrastructure, celsius

The new Fujitsu Celsius M740 and R940 (centre and centre right) join the mobile Celsius H730, the rack C620 and single CPU W530 (centre left)

Today, Fujitsu became the final tier one workstation manufacturer to unveil its new Intel Haswell Xeon E5 v3 workstations.

The Japanese firm, whose workstations are designed and manufactured in Germany, has taken a slightly different approach to the other manufacturers. Instead of three it has only released two Intel Haswell Xeon E5 workstations: the single processor Celsius M740 and the dual processor Celsius R940. These two machines join the Celsius W530, which is its mainstream single processor workstation.

Both the Celsius M740 and R940 feature an abundance of CPUs and GPUs - the biggest choice out of all the major manufacturers.

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