Posts by Greg Corke

HP Mars Home Planet competition enters rendering phase

Published 03 May 2018

Posted by Greg Corke

Article tagged with: rendering, workstation, competition, vr, vray

HP Mars Home Planet, the year-long competition that challenges the creative community to design solutions to support one million humans on Mars, has entered the rendering phase.

Entrants must either render one of their own designs or reference the finalists entries of the previous two challenges - the Mars Home Planet Concept Challenge and Mars Home Planet 3D Modeling Challenge. The submission can be a still, animation or VR/Real-time executable in one of two classes – Architecture/Civil Engineering or Vehicles/Mechanical Engineering.

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Samsung unveils 970 series NVMe SSDs and narrows gap between PRO and EVO lineups

Published 25 April 2018

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Article tagged with: simulation, visualisation, workstations, workstation, tech, ssd, samsung

Samsung has updated its enthusiast- and pro-focused SSD lineup with the introduction of the Samsung 970 EVO and PRO.

The M.2 form factor NVMe SSDs, which are compatible with most desktop and mobile workstations bought in the last year or so, offer groundbreaking performance, superior reliability and best-in-class capacity, according to Samsung’s Un-Soo Kim.

Samsung appears to be narrowing the gap between its PRO and EVO lineups. Both SSDs offers the same five-year warranty (previously, the warranty on the EVO was only three years) or up to 1,200 terabytes written - 50 per cent higher than the previous generation, though the latter is dependent on capacity.

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Dell adopts Intel processor with Radeon Pro graphics for incredibly thin 2-in-1 mobile workstation

Published 24 April 2018

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Article tagged with: amd, gpu, dell, workstation, intel, mobile workstation, radeon pro, vega

The Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 is the first mobile workstation to feature the Intel 8th Generation processor with Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL graphics

Dell has unveiled its first 2-in-1 mobile workstation, the Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1, a slimline 15-inch machine featuring a flexible 360-degree hinge for multiple modes of interaction and can be used with the Dell Premium Pen, a digital pen with 4,096 levels of pressure and tilt functionality.

Like the HP ZBook Studio x360, announced earlier this month, it allows product designers and architects to start with a concept sketch, then take their designs all the way into 3D on a single device.

HP may have been first, but the Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 is significantly smaller. It has a slighter frame in general, thanks in part to the next-generation InfinityEdge 4K Ultra HD display, but is also notably thinner (9 -16 mm compared to 20.4mm).

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HP unveils CNC-machined aluminium ZBook mobile workstations with up to six CPU cores

Published 05 April 2018

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HP now offers eight mobile workstations, by far the most of any OEM

HP is betting big on mobile workstations. Today, it added two new machines to its ZBook line up – the convertible HP ZBook Studio x360 and the ‘affordable’ HP ZBook 15v. It means HP now offers eight different mobile workstations in total, significantly more than the other major OEMs.

In addition, the IT giant has updated all of its current ZBook models, with the new ‘G5’ editions featuring new CNC-machined aluminium alloy chassis, better security, new Intel CPUs (including models with six cores) and Nvidia Quadro Pascal GPUs.

So, let’s look at what’s new.

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WorldViz puts products in place for collaborative VR

Published 03 April 2018

Posted by Greg Corke

Article tagged with: vr, collaboration, worldviz, oculus

WorldViz has officially launched its Virtual Reality (VR) business collaboration solution, Vizible and also introduced VizBox, a portable, all-in-one VR solution that can be used to join Vizible collaboration sessions.

Vizible allows businesses to create immersive presentations, then meet with anyone, anytime, anywhere in VR. It can help communicate complex ideas to prospects, clients, and internal teams. According to Worldviz, participants can be invited as conveniently as if they were setting up a web conference call.

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Get ready for real time ray tracing with Nvidia RTX and Volta

Published 27 March 2018

Posted by Greg Corke

Article tagged with: cad, amd, design, rendering, visualisation, nvidia, gpu, quadro, workstation, vr


Nvidia today gave a glimpse of what design visualisation might look like in the near future, introducing a new ‘cinematic quality’ ray trace rendering technology that can deliver ‘photoreal visualisations of massive 3D models in real time.’

The Nvidia RTX technology uses deep learning to help predict what images will look like and runs on Nvidia Volta GPUs, including the professional-focused Quadro GV100, also announced today.

Real time ray tracing has always been the holy grail of rendering, which is why Nvidia is calling this the biggest advance in computer graphics in 15 years.

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Chaos Group to host new event on future of rendering

Published 28 February 2018

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Article tagged with: rendering, visualisation, automotive, gpu, cloud, vr, v-ray, chaos group

Total Chaos, is a new event from V-Ray developer Chaos Group, dedicated to the art, science & technology of computer graphics. The two-day event will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria on 18-19 May, bringing together experts from architectural visualisation, automotive design, games and visual effects.

There will be tech previews, product launches and masterclasses taught by creatives showcasing their production workflows, and three tracks - Art, Craft, Code.

Total Chaos launches with 25 speakers, including artists and technology experts from Porsche, Brick Visual, Blur, Method Studios and Nurulize (with more on the way).

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