Recently I attended the NVIDIA GTC Developers’ conference and spent a little time learning more about the deep learning products. A branch of machine learning that often aims to make better representations and create models to learn these representations from large-scale unlabeled data. Many of the use cases have been associated with text and image search, facial recognition or medical diagnosis (identifying specific cancers, medical problems). Continue reading “Could Deep Learning find the needle in the PDM/PLM haystacks or cloud?”
I’ve recently written a couple of blogs on why professional graphics cards offer enterprise users value. Evan Yares (yes – the famous one) commented on my post and asked me this question. Evan I suspect already knows the answer as he was the first CAD analyst I saw write about the GPU virtualization projects associated with the GRID products I work on (back in 2013). “No More CAD Workstations”. The fact Evan jumped on it on the day of release makes me think he sees value in professional graphics development 😀 Continue reading “How is CAD different to gaming apps? Apples and Pears!”
I recently wrote a blog in response to a CAD blog highlighting the value in professional graphics cards over consumer gaming cards. In particular I tried to communicate how the software and drivers associated with these cards are a mainstay of the product you get; along with the investment in ensuring they are optimized, tested, certified for demanding applications such as Catia, Solidworks, etc. I felt I should have included more details of what you get with a professional graphics card such as our NVIDIA Quadro or GRID products. There is an awful lot of testing, development and support to staff with these products but I feel that is actually reflected in the end product. Continue reading “The value for enterprise in professional graphics above consumer gaming cards (GPUs)”
D3DLive! At Warwick University, UK on March 31st 2016, yet again looks to be pure AWESOMENESS! Every year I blog about why nobody can afford to miss this event and just how amazing it is to attend! Don’t just take it from me – you can read reviews from a number of attendees last year – here.
- Tickets to attend are FREE, but you must be registered to attend and be warned they sell-out FAST: visit DEVELOP3D LIVE here to get your ticket
In a past life I was a kernel engineer on Parasolid the numerical heart within many top CAD applications such Ansys Workbench, Dassault Solidworks, Siemens NX and Solid Edge, Bentley, Nemetscheck, Missler Top Solid; I lived, breathed and obsessed about CAD workflows, how users construct parts and use CAD applications. Now I’m in Cloud computing and VDI, I still get to work with CAD applications but am working in an industry where for many other than the customer – a CAD application is just another VDI or virtualised app or workload.
Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp 7.6 FP3 has introduced enhanced architecture to support both 24-bit and 32-bit advanced cursors. Historically remoting protocols have supported simpler cursors but with an increase in the use of complex and larger cursors for complex CAD and 3D applications, Citrix has introduced a new architecture to support such cursors on-going.
I’ve blogged before about how H.264 technologies can inherently have artefacts associated with them (read here). Particularly CAD hidden-line/wireframe lines that are near parallel can show a fading in colour or seem “less sharp”
Desktops are made of pixels
Images and desktops that make your screen consist of pixels. Your desktop in the datacenter or on your physical PC can be represented as a bitmap, where all the pixels are represented by 4 values: Continue reading “HDX and H.264 Artefacts in Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp”