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  • Nvidia Recalls 88,000 Shield Tablets, Citing Fire Hazard

    08/02/2015 8:50:09 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal Total Return ^ | July 31, 2015 11:08 a.m. ET | By ANGELA CHEN
    Nvidia Corp. has recalled about 88,000 of its Shield tablets sold in the U.S. and Canada because the lithium-ion battery can overheat and become a fire hazard. The products recalled are, specifically, eight-inch tablets sold between July 2014 and July 2015 at places such as Amazon.com, BestBuy.com and GameStop. The model numbers, seen are on the left-side edge of the devices, P1761, P1761W and P1761WX. Nvidia didn’t say how many...
  • Gamers Should Be Worried About Windows 10 Automatic Updates

    07/26/2015 12:10:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    forbes ^ | Erik Kain
    As Forbes contributor Gordon Kelly reports, the problem revolves around a conflict between automatic updates and Nvidia graphics card updates using Nvidia’s ‘Nvidia GeForce Experience’—a handy tool for all Nvidia GPU owners. Basically Microsoft has taken control away from users, and made all updates mandatory—including driver updates. This is a decision meant to increase security and stability across the PC user base, but it comes at a cost. Users are reporting problems with multi-monitor setups, dual-card configurations (SLI) and PCs not booting properly, setting off Windows 10 emergency recovery mode. More issues are likely to arise. In other words, for...
  • Nvidia sinks moon landing hoax using virtual light

    09/20/2014 7:13:34 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 95 replies
    cnet.com ^ | September 19, 2014 12:50 PM PDT | Nick Statt
    The first manned missions to Earth's satellite began in 1969 with Apollo 11. Just a few years later, conspiracies sprouted up claiming that potentially each of the six lunar landing crews and every one of the 12 Apollo astronauts who walked on the moon had in fact participated in an elaborate ruse. To the conspiracists, it may never have happened -- or didn't happen like NASA said it did -- and oh by the way, we duped the Russians into losing the space race. Voxel global illumination, however, proves them wrong, says Nvidia. The technique, which the new GTX 970...
  • Nvidia and IBM unveil NVLink interconnect between CPUs and GPUs....2016 ... 5x-12x

    03/25/2014 11:32:52 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    TNW ^ | March 25, 2014 | Emil Protali - The Next Web - 2 hours ago.
    Nvidia and IBM today announced a high-speed interconnect called NVLink which dramatically improves data movement between the CPU and GPU. The new technology will be integrated into Nvidia’s future GPUs, starting with its Pascal GPU architecture expected to be introduced in 2016, as well as IBM’s future versions of its Power CPUs.
  • Confirmed! Crop Circle Mystery Solved

    01/06/2014 2:22:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, Jan 6, 2014 | Scott Budman
    SNIP We now know the source of the mysterious crop circle that turned up in the small town of Chualar, about two hours south of San Francisco. And it turns out a lot of the speculation about what the viral photo might be was correct. NBC Bay Area was originally tipped off by an anonymous source, who said Silicon Valley chipmaker Nvidia was behind the crop circle that was first spotted toward the end of 2013 by a photographer named Julie Belanger. We now have confirmation from the inside. The company plowed through the farm to (eventually) get publicity for...
  • Nvidia stretches CUDA coding to ARM chips

    06/19/2013 9:10:53 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach
    The Register ^ | 18th June 2013 | Timothy Prickett Morgan
    OpenACC is building up momentum as Chipzilla ignores itISC 2013 Nvidia's new CUDA 5.5 release aims to overcome the inherent mathematical suckiness of the ARM architecture by unleashing the powers of GPUs working in conjunction with those popular low-power chips – and not just ones from Nvidia. Nvidia is working on its own implementation of a 64-bit ARM processor, code-named Project Denver, and is keen on porting its CUDA parallel programming environment to it. But if Nvidia wants to sell a lot of Tesla coprocessor cards to do the number crunching for modestly powered ARM chips, it needs to make...
  • Nvidia Introduces Tegra 4 Application Processor for Tablets and Smartphones.

    01/07/2013 1:07:51 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    Xbitlabs ^ | 01/07/2013 05:14 AM | Anton Shilov
    Nvidia Corp. on Monday introduced what it calls the world’s highest-performing application processors for tablets and smartphones. The new chip is among the first quad-core system-on-chip devices for mobile applications that packs ARM Cortex-A15 cores. The latest Tegra 4 also features a number of photography-related advantages.Nvidia Tegra 4, previously code-named “Wayne”, features four ARM Cortex-A15 general-purpose cores as well as custom second-generation low-power general-purpose cores.  The chip also incorporates 72 custom Nvidia GeForce stream processors that provide six times graphics processing performance of previous-gen Tegra 3. The new application processor also fully supports output to ultra high-definition screens with up...
  • Nvidia announces its own portable gaming console

    01/07/2013 8:40:57 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Monday, 07 January 2013 07:21 | Slobodan Simic
    CES 2013: Meet Project Shield During its press conference at CES 2013 in Las Vegas, Nvidia managed to pull out a big surprise and announced its own portable gaming console based on the new Tegra 4 chip, the Nvidia Project Shield. The new Shield is pretty much a standard sized controller with a flip-up 5-inch 1280x720 294dpi Retina-class touchscreen with Nvidia DirectTouch tech. It features rechargeable batteries capable to keep up with up to 38 hours of gaming and up to 24 hours of HD video playback, great integrated audio system with custom bass reflex and integrated console-grade game controller....
  • Nvidia Develops High-Performance ARM-Based "Boulder" Microprocessor - Report.

    09/23/2012 8:05:29 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies
    xbitlabs.com ^ | 09/21/2012 01:03 AM | Anton Shilov
    Nvidia Reportedly Preps Competitor for AMD Opteron and Intel Xeon Processor for ServersNvidia Corp. is reportedly working on an ultra high-performance system-on-chip based on ARM architecture, which would challenge AMD Opteron and Intel Xeon microprocessors in the server space. The chip is called project Boulder and it is designed by Nvidia's graphics processing unit team. It is not a secret that Nvidia is already working on project Denver, an Nvidia high-performance central processing unit (CPU) running the ARM instruction set, which will be fully integrated on the same chip as an Nvidia graphics processing unit (GPU). The first implementation of...
  • AMD pushes FX-8150 to 8.429GHz (Video )

    09/13/2011 1:38:01 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Tuesday, 13 September 2011 16:51 | Slobodan Simic
    At least a part of it In order to make Intel's IDF 2011 parade a bit more sour, AMD announced that its yet to be released FX-8150 CPU was already overclocked to 8.429GHz, which earned the company the Guinness World Record for the highest achieved frequency. AMD's own Sami Maekinen as well as Brian Mclachlan, Pete Hardman and Aaron Schradin had some fun with AMD's eight-core FX-8150 CPU. Just for reference, previous best AMD record was set at 7378.25MHz with the Phenom II 955 Black Edition. Of course, if you take a look at the CPU-Z screenshots, you will...
  • Nvidia Tegra Stark 100x faster than Tegra 2

    02/16/2011 8:04:20 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Wednesday, 16 February 2011 11:21 | Fuad Abazovic
    Comes in 2014 Nvidia always liked secrecy, but if you want to work in mobile phone industry you have to show your cards years in advance. This is what everyone does, ARM, Texas Instruments, Qualcomm etc. Nvidia has just showcased its Tegra 3 codenamed Kal-El and claims that this quad core 28nm part is five times faster than Tegra 2 and even slightly faster than a Core 2 Duo. This is what Nvidia claims and it will probably be true in certain tests. Kal-El is the birth name for Clark Kent, the chap better known as Superman, just in case...
  • NVIDIA announces quad-core Kal-El SOC, promises it in tablets by August (video)

    02/15/2011 7:23:35 PM PST · by seton89 · 14 replies
    engadget ^ | Feb 15th 2011 7:00PM | Vlad Savov
    So it turns out that NVIDIA roadmap we saw last month was as true and pure as driven snow. The barely conceivable quad-core Tegra chip that it listed has now been made official by none other than NVIDIA itself, with the company also informing us that the new silicon is already sampling out to prospective clients. Known as Kal-El internally, this will most likely turn into NVIDIA's Tegra 3 as and when it's ready to enter the consumer market. Tonight NVIDIA whetted our appetite for what's to come with a demo that can most fittingly be described as an exhibition...
  • NVIDIA Tegra 3, equipped with 1.5GHz quad-core madness, teased by a familiar slide

    01/25/2011 8:22:54 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies
    engadget ^ | Jan 24th 2011 7:06AM | Vlad Savov
    How aggressive can NVIDIA get? That's the question puzzling our brainboxes right now as we gaze upon the complete version of the slide that let us know about a potential Tegra 2 3D chip over the weekend. It's not every day you hear of a 1.5GHz quad-core mobile SOC,
  • CES: Project Denver puts Windows on Nvidia chips

    01/24/2011 11:00:04 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    CNET ^ | January 5, 2011 4:36 PM PST | Brooke Crothers
    LAS VEGAS--The unthinkable has happened: the tiny ARM processors that power the world's cell phones will assail the Intel-dominated desktop and server segments--with Microsoft making it possible. PCs with ARM chips running Windows in the future? Nvidia's "Project Denver" will build ARM processors for desktops, servers, and supercomputers. Significant on its own, but it takes on a bigger meaning with Microsoft moving its next version of Windows to ARM. "Microsoft's announcement [Wednesday at CES] that it is bringing Windows to ultra-low power processors like ARM-based CPUs provides the final ingredient needed to enable ARM-based PCs based on Denver," Bill Dally,...
  • Tesla Motors’ new sedan to feature Nvidia chips

    01/13/2011 9:28:17 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Thursday, 13 January 2011 12:55 | Peter Scott
    Call Tegra for infotainment Nvidia’s Tegra chips have managed to find their way to a somewhat unlikely customer, California-based car maker Tesla Motors. Tesla’s new Model S, the company’s first sedan, will feature an infotainment system based on Nvidia’s SoC. The system will feature a 17-inch touchscreen in the center console and it will incorporate infotainment, navigation. It appears that a secondary 12.3-inch screen will serve as an-all digital instrument cluster and it will deliver vehicle info. The smug will love it. Nikola Tesla would have probably been proud to see his name on such a geeky car, but we...
  • TSMC and Nvidia ship one-billionth GPU

    01/13/2011 9:17:26 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Thursday, 13 January 2011 11:01 | Peter Scott
    Twelve years of cooperation Chipmaker for hire TSMC and Nvidia have announced the shipment of the one-billionth Geforce graphics core. In a collaboration spanning three decades, the two outfits have gone through several GPU generations and manufacturing nodes, starting with the ancient 250nm Riva cores. Currently TSMC produces 40nm parts designed by Nvidia and the 28nm node should come on line later this year. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang noted that the complexity of Nvidia’s GPUs has increased by more than one thousand times since the start of the partnership. TSMC CEO Morris Chang cited the success as a prime...
  • Intel inks $1.5 billion licensing agreement with Nvidia

    01/11/2011 12:05:29 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Tuesday, 11 January 2011 01:37 | Peter Scott
    Costly marriage of convenience Intel and Nvidia have announced a six-year cross licensing agreement that will cost Intel $1.5 billion over the next five years. Nvidia will receive the first payment on January 18 2011. In return for such a generous dowry, Intel will receive access to Nvidia’s full range of patents, while Nvidia will retain use of Intel patents in accordance with its existing six-year agreement with Intel. Under the terms of the agreement, both companies will drop all outstanding legal disputes between them. Intel general counsel Doug Melamed said that the agreement will put an end to legal...
  • NVIDIA's Tegra 2 Take Two: More Architectural Details and Design Wins

    01/06/2011 10:22:01 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    Anandtech ^ | 1/5/2011 2:51:00 PM | Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug
    *********************************EXCERPT********************************************In the time since NVIDIA’s CES 2010 announcement, the company has shifted resources and focused its entire Tegra team on a single OS: Android. Choosing Android isn’t a hard decision to understand, of all of the available smartphone OS options it has the most momentum behind it. NVIDIA views the smartphone space like a condensed evolution of what happened in the PC industry. In fact, NVIDIA believes that within the next decade, mainstream PCs will actually be smartphones. You’ll simply connect your smartphone to a wireless display and keyboard/mouse when you’re at your desk, and just take it with you...
  • Nvidia Tegra 2 hailed as Honeycomb CPU of choice ( Honeycomb is followon to Gingerbread )

    12/20/2010 10:01:22 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The Register ^ | 20th December 2010 10:39 GMT | Tony Smith
    Google OS tablet reference design? Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 will run on Nvidia's Tegra 2. So says Citigroup analyst Glen Yeung, by way of Barron's, who last week told investors that Samsung has “placed a sizeable order with Nvidia for Tegra 2 chips in the first half of 2011, geared for both tablets and smartphones”. Yeung went on to claim that the Nvidia ARM-based system on a chip - which was launched at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) almost a year ago - forms the basis for the reference platform Google is testing Honeycomb - aka Android 3.0 - against....
  • We’ve Been Bamboozled! Process Delays Hit GPUs ( Why is it so hard?)

    12/10/2010 10:39:58 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 2 replies
    PC Perspective ^ | Dec 03, 2010 | Josh Walrath
    EDITORIAL Don't get too enamoured with your fancy, long term plans... Process technology is the best friend, and worst enemy of the graphics world.  Throughout the years we have seen improvements in process tech create new opportunities within the 3D graphics industry, and at the same time we have seen it be the downfall of certain products and cycles.  Today we see that in full effect, and for a variety of causes. Looking back through the years we have seen some great advances, and some huge stumbles.  Consider NVIDIA and their flawed GeForce FX design on a “not quite ready...
  • Notion Ink's Adam tablet ready for pre-order ( Tegra 2 and Pixel Qi display )

    12/10/2010 8:31:58 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Thursday, 09 December 2010 23:05 | Slobodan Simic
    Prices start at US $375 Notion Ink's Adam tablet has been filling the press lines for quite some time and it looks like that the wait is finally over as Slashgear is reporting that the device is finally ready for pre-order. The initial pre-order will be reserved for those that have been registered commenters on Notion Ink's blog and these will be the first ones to get the link, while others will have to wait a bit more.  In case you somehow managed to miss Notion Ink's Adam we are talking about a 10.1-inch LCD or Pixel Qi (1024x600) multi-touch screen...
  • First Look: Viewsonic G Tablet and Tegra 2 Performance Preview

    12/09/2010 12:55:49 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    anandtech ^ | 12/9/2010 3:04:00 AM | Vivek Gowri
    The slate computing market is about to explode, with a literal flood of new tablets releasing over the coming months. Many of them will be Android based, running Nvidia’s Tegra 2 SoC. Nvidia made a big deal about Tegra 2 back at CES 2010, but for some reason, it’s taken quite a bit of time for anything running the platform to hit the market. Finally, we have one - the Viewsonic G Tablet. The Tegra 2-based Viewsonic G Tablet showing the Tap UI homescreen The specs are pretty straightforward; we’ve got a 10” WSVGA display with LED backlighting, Android 2.2...
  • Tegra is year later than Nvidia hoped ( Waiting for Android 3.0 - Gingerbread )

    09/28/2010 8:12:22 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Tuesday, 28 September 2010 09:28 | Fuad Abazovic
    OS to blame Back in may Nvidia showed its investors a slide that featured 50 design win for Tegra 2. Compare that to just two design wins for Tegra, one of which was the ill-fated Kin smartphone. Not a single Tegra 2 tablet or any sort of device has shipped, and the blame is on the operating system. We’ve seen some tablets showcased at CES and later at Cebit but these, mostly Taiwanese companies have postponed all of them. The word is that they got delayed as they dropped Windows 7 tablet edition in favour of Google’s Android. Today...
  • NVIDIA GF106 GPU Fermi Architecture - NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 GF106 Video Card

    09/23/2010 6:57:02 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies
    Benchmark Reviews: ^ | Sunday, 12 September 2010 | Olin Coles
    Based on the Fermi architecture, NVIDIA's latest GPU is codenamed GF106 and is equipped on the GeForce GTS 450. In this article, Benchmark Reviews explains the technical architecture behind NVIDIA's GF106 graphics processor and offers an insight into upcoming Fermi-based GeForce video cards. For those who are not familiar, NVIDIA's GF100 GPU was their first graphics processor to support DirectX-11 hardware features such as tessellation and DirectCompute, while also adding heavy particle and turbulence effects. The GF100 GPU is also the successor to the GT200 graphics processor, which launched in the GeForce GTX 280 video card back in June 2008....
  • Nvidia CEO: We have a CPU strategy

    08/14/2010 10:50:06 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    CNET ^ | August 12, 2010 9:54 PM PDT | Brooke Crothers
    Nvidia's chief executive officer is emphatic that his company has a strategy for building processors beyond its mainstay graphics chips. During an interview with CNET, Jen-Hsun Huang addressed a longstanding issue with the company's chips that has become a financial bruden, as well as speaking about ongoing Intel litigation and the resolution of its graphics chip defect issue. Chief executive of Nvidia, Jen-Hsun Huang On Thursday, Nvidia reported a second-quarter net loss of $141 million, or 25 cents per share, worse than the net loss of $105.3 million, or 19 cents a share, a year earlier. The graphics processing unit...
  • Nvidia says Windows too bloated for tablets

    06/01/2010 9:18:14 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies · 430+ views
    TG Daily ^ | Tue 1st Jun 2010, 11:08 am | Aharon Etengoff
    Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has opined that Android - rather than Windows - will power the majority of next-gen tablet devices."Windows is too big and it's too full featured for smartbooks and tablets. [But] the good news is that we finally have an operating system to unite behind," Huang told PC World. "Android is an operating system that has gained a tremendous amount of momentum all over the world. [It] has become the fastest growing mobile operating system in the world and, in fact, surpassed the [Apple] iPhone in terms of growth and in terms of users." However, Huang emphasized...
  • NVIDIA VP Declares Moore's Law Dead, GPUs Are Computing's Only Hope

    05/06/2010 8:59:32 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies · 561+ views
    Daily Tech ^ | May 3, 2010 10:33 AM | Jason Mick (Blog)
    In NVIDIA's eye the parallelism of the GPU is the only future for computingNVIDIA has struggled this time around in the GPU war.  Its first DirectX 11 products were delivered a full seven months after AMD's.  While its new units are at last trickling onto the market and are very powerful, they're also hot, loud, and power hogs.  However, NVIDIA is staking much on the prediction that the computer industry will be ditching traditional architectures and moving towards parallel designs; a movement which it sees its CUDA GPU computing as an ideal solution for. Intel and NVIDIA have long traded jabs, and Intel's recent failed...
  • iPad killer from, uh, India? - But is there a market for a tablet computer?

    02/26/2010 9:26:57 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 46 replies · 992+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | eb. 26, 2010, 9:48 a.m. EST · | John C. Dvorak
    BERKELEY, Calif. (MarketWatch) -- A new round of pad computers with various features all missing from Apple Inc.'s iPad is coming. Curiously, the most interesting one appears to be coming out of India using the hottest new Nvidia Corp. chip to power it.Already previewed at various international trade shows, a look at the specifications tells me that unless the thing simply does not work as advertised this could be the hottest and most usable pad computer on the market.From a company called Notion Ink, it's called the Adam. Compared to an iPad it has a bigger screen, twice the battery...
  • GPU Computing shows superior efficiency in Australian Outback

    01/29/2010 11:05:43 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies · 242+ views
    BRIGHT SIDE OF NEWS ^ | 10/12/2009 | Theo Valich
    During our preparation for recently held nVidia GPU Technology Conference, we encountered a session named "Diesel-powered GPU Computing: Enabling a Real-Time Radio Telescope in the Australian Outback." The title intrigued us and after seeing a keynote by Hanspeter Fister from Harvard University - we are quite encouraged with what we saw. All the talk about supercomputers and thousands of central or graphics processors is nice, but what if you need TFLOPS of compute power for analyzing data 500 miles from civilization. Yes, with no power in sight, the only power is a good old trusty diesel engine that is capable...
  • Intel Comments on FTC Suit

    12/17/2009 9:11:24 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies · 419+ views
    Intel ^ | December 16, 2009 | Intel
    SANTA CLARA, Calif., December 16, 2009 – Intel Corporation issued the following statement regarding the suit filed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC): "Intel has competed fairly and lawfully. Its actions have benefitted consumers. The highly competitive microprocessor industry, of which Intel is a key part, has kept innovation robust and prices declining at a faster rate than any other industry. The FTC's case is misguided. It is based largely on claims that the FTC added at the last minute and has not investigated. In addition, it is explicitly not based on existing law but is instead intended to...
  • Nvidia emerges as Intel's new legal nemesis ( FTC complaint on Intel's anticompetive behavior...

    12/16/2009 2:42:08 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies · 327+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | Dec. 16, 2009, 1:14 p.m. EST · | Benjamin Pimentel, MarketWatch
    FTC says Silicon Valley giant also trying to dominate graphics chip arena SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Intel Corp. has made peace with arch-rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc., but the Federal Trade Commission's suit against the chip behemoth points to the rise of its new nemesis on the legal front -- Nvidia Corp.The FTC complaint focuses on Intel's alleged anticompetive behavior against AMD in the market for central processing units, or CPUs, that run personal computers. But it also zeroed in on the market for graphics processing units, or GPUs as graphics processors are known, an arena where Nvidia and Intel...
  • Nvidia's bad bump misery deepens ( May 2009 to ---? ) Failing nvidia chips....?)

    12/10/2009 10:25:35 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies · 844+ views
    The Inquirer ^ | Tuesday, 19 May 2009, 04:59 | Charlie Demerjian
    A DOCUMENT HAS COME TO LIGHT that details the lengths to which Nvidia has gone to cover up the problems it has been having with its graphics chips. The most recent lawsuit against it by the National Union Fire Insurance Company (NUFI) claims the company has withheld information on the nature of its bad bumps. The very same information it has withheld from us or any other nosy hack or awkward analysts.The story was broken by a certain Mike Magee at TG Daily on Friday, and it has a lot of juicy bits. The short story is that the list...
  • NVIDIA Developer Talks Openly About Linux Support

    10/20/2009 1:38:09 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies · 355+ views
    Phoronix ^ | October 20, 2009 | Michael Larabel
    In late August we started asking our readers for any questions they had for NVIDIA about Linux and this graphics company's support of open-source operating systems. Twelve pages worth of questions were accumulated and we finally have the answers to a majority of them. NVIDIA's Andy Ritger, who leads the user-space side of the NVIDIA UNIX Graphics Driver team for workstation, desktop, and notebook GPUs, answered these questions. With that said, there are some great, in-depth technical answers and not the usual marketing speak found in many interviews. While Linux is our focus, Andy's team and his answers for the...
  • Oak Ridge goes gaga for Nvidia GPUs (Fermi is the name )

    10/02/2009 9:42:39 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies · 708+ views
    The Register ^ | 1st October 2009 22:06 GMT | Timothy Prickett Morgan
    Oak Ridge National Laboratories may not be the first customer that Nvidia will have for its new "Fermi" graphics processor, which was announced yesterday, but it will very likely be one of the largest customers. Oak Ridge, one of the giant supercomputing centers managed and funded by the US Department of Energy to do all kinds of simulations and supercomputing design research, has committed to using the GPU co-processor variants of the Fermi chips, the kickers to the current Tesla GPU co-processors, in a future hybrid system that would have ten times the floating point oomph of the fastest supercomputer...
  • NVIDIA Takes GPU Computing to the Next Level

    10/01/2009 10:48:34 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies · 652+ views
    HPCwire ^ | September 29, 2009 | Michael Feldman, HPCwire Editor
    GPU Computing 2.0 is upon us. Today at the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, Calif., company CEO Jen-Hsun Huang unveiled a seriously revamped graphics processor architecture representing the biggest step forward for general-purpose GPU computing since the introduction of CUDA in 2006. The stated goal behind the new architecture is two-fold: to significantly boost GPU computing performance and to expand the application range of the graphics processor. The new architecture, codenamed "Fermi," incorporates a number of new features aimed at technical computing, including support for Error Correcting Code (ECC) memory and greatly enhanced double precision (DP) floating point...
  • Nvidia Puts On Graphic Power Display With Fermi ( Natl Labs interested )

    10/01/2009 1:46:49 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies · 588+ views
    Technews World ^ | 10/01/09 11:52 AM PT | Richard Adhikari
    Graphics processor vendor Nvidia on Wednesday announced its next-generation CUDA graphics processor unit (GPU) architecture, code-named "Fermi."The Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Department of Energy's largest science and energy laboratory, has announced it will build a new supercomputer More about supercomputer based on Fermi.The new architecture has also garnered support from Cray (Nasdaq: CRAY) More about Cray, IBM (NYSE: IBM) More about IBM, HP (NYSE: HPQ) More about Hewlett-Packard, Dell (Nasdaq: DELL) More about Dell and other companies. Enter the Fermi Nvidia announced the Fermi architecture at its inaugural GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, Calif., on Wednesday. In unveiling...
  • NVIDIA's Fermi: Architected for Tesla, 3 Billion Transistors in 2010

    10/01/2009 9:17:53 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 46 replies · 1,633+ views
    Anandtech ^ | September 30th, 2009 | Anand Lal Shimpi
    The graph below is one of transistor count, not die size. Inevitably, on the same manufacturing process, a significantly higher transistor count translates into a larger die size. But for the purposes of this article, all I need to show you is a representation of transistor count. See that big circle on the right? That's Fermi. NVIDIA's next-generation architecture.NVIDIA astonished us with GT200 tipping the scales at 1.4 billion transistors. Fermi is more than twice that at 3 billion. And literally, that's what Fermi is - more than twice a GT200.At the high level the specs are simple. Fermi has...
  • NVIDIA ION Linux Performance ( Intel ATOM processor - Nvidia Graphics & chipset )

    06/09/2009 1:31:54 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies · 730+ views
    Phoronix ^ | Michael Larabel
    Earlier this year NVIDIA introduced the ION, which is their new system platform that pairs a GeForce 9400M GPU with an Intel Atom processor to make it an appealing platform for those desiring a netbook or nettop computer but are interested in a higher level of graphics performance than what is currently possible with Intel's integrated graphics. Products using the NVIDIA ION have been slow to emerge, but in recent weeks, we have begun seeing more devices around, including those from smaller manufacturers. One company that is now selling an ION-powered nettop is ZaReason, which is a Linux-focused hardware company....
  • The NVIDIA ION Platform Revisited

    05/13/2009 8:30:36 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies · 1,055+ views
    PC Perspective ^ | May 12, 2009 | Ryan Shrout
    Zotac IONITX-A-U NVIDIA ION Motherboard ReviewION Platform for your DIYION. NVIDIA has been touting the term non-stop for what seems like years now but what has only really been months. Essentially a platform that marries the existing GeForce 9400M chipset with a low power processor, ION is the company's attempt to make themselves relevant in the world of the netbook and the sub-$300 PC. The ION graphics processor, as it is now SOMETIMES called by NVIDIA staff, was first evaluated here at PC Perspective in early February after NVIDIA had made the round promoting the product during CES. At that...
  • AMD’s ATI breaks 1Ghz barrier — for real?

    05/13/2009 10:00:55 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 12 replies · 591+ views
    reuters ^ | May 14th, 2009
    In the highly demanding (and some say shrinking) world of PC gaming, only two graphics powers really count: reigning popular champ Nvidia and AMD’s ATI division. Now it looks like ATI’s Radeon may have got a bit of a lead on its arch-foe. ATI, once considered a perennial also-ran to Nvidia’s cutting-edge graphics chips, has become the first to crack what it called the 1 Gigahertz barrier on standard air-cooling. Pounding its chest, the company trumpeted on Wednesday the milestone and talked about “amazing gaming experiences” for the likes of Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. and Electronic Arts’ Battleforge. It would...
  • Nvidia targets Netbooks, Intel with 9400M chip

    01/26/2009 8:25:46 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies · 715+ views
    CNet ^ | December 17, 2008 | Brooke Crothers
    ...the Santa Clara, Calif., company is hoping for another coup like the one it staged at Apple, where Nvidia bumped Intel silicon out of the Apple MacBook because of underperforming graphics. The goal this time is to replace the Intel silicon that supports the Atom processor. Currently, Netbooks from companies such as Acer, Asus, Hewlett-Packard, and Dell use the Atom and accompanying Intel silicon called a chipset. Nvidia has always stayed well ahead of Intel on the graphics performance curve... said Jon Peddie of Jon Peddie Research, a firm that tracks the graphics chip market. "First, because Nvidia is in...
  • Folding@Home - Turning Up the Speed!

    08/17/2008 9:23:54 AM PDT · by texas booster · 175 replies · 1,995+ views
    With the 6.20 (classic & GPU) and 6.22 (SMP) clients out, we (Dr. Pande and the F@H team) can start looking forward to the next steps in client development. We still have some last bits of work to completely unify the clients, but the hard part is already completed there for the most part. The 6.2x series introduces several new features for donors, but in time, the clients have been getting gradually more and more complex to use. The Win/SMP and multi-gpu setups are examples of very challenging setups. Our primary plans for the future are to make setup much...
  • Nvidia Reports Problem With Laptop Chips

    07/04/2008 12:12:22 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 10 replies · 188+ views
    IDG News Service ^ | July 3, 2008 | Agam Shah
    Excerpt - Nvidia has uncovered a problem with some older graphics chips that shipped in "significant quantities" of laptop PCs, the company said Wednesday. Nvidia hasn't determined the exact cause of the problem but said it relates to a packaging material used with some of its chips, as well as the thermal design of some laptops. Modern processors generate considerable amounts of heat. To tackle the problem, the company is releasing a software driver that will cause system fans to start operating sooner and reduce the "thermal stress" on the chips. The driver has been provided to laptop makers directly,...
  • GPUs Deliver Mammogram-like Breast Scans In 20 Minutes

    05/29/2008 12:48:28 PM PDT · by rmlew · 7 replies · 131+ views
    Tom's Hardware ^ | May 29, 2008 | Theo Valich
    Santa Clara (CA) - Taking annual mammograms is generally recommended for women with an age of 35 years and above. But these radiology procedures are inconvenient and can actually be painful, since the breast needs to be squeezed between two metal plates. TechniScan has developed a new method to scan a breast - a method that is based on the processing capability of GPUs to deliver 3D images, which could replace traditional mammograms one day. It is a fascinating example how we can take advantage of the enormous progress in technology to save lives. We don’t really have to go...
  • Analyst Expects Nvidia to Acquire AMD Despite of Chances to Lose x86 License

    02/23/2008 8:28:29 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies · 253+ views
    XBit Labs ^ | Thursday, February 14, 2008 | Anton Shilov
    Doug Friedman, an analyst with American Technology Research, said that graphics chip maker Nvidia Corp. could well acquire x86 microprocessor maker Advanced Micro Devices in order to "re-architect it". The acquisition is considered to be useful due to the fact that roadmaps of AMD and Intel Corp. threat Nvidia. The only problem for the graphics giant is that AMD's x86 license is a non-transferable one... Indeed, shareholders of AMD are hardly pleased with the company's performance in the recent quarters as well as issues with the launch of quad-core microprocessors and the release of DirectX 10 graphics processing units. Nevertheless,...
  • NVidia and Vista(An annoyed vanity)

    02/14/2007 12:59:04 PM PST · by aft_lizard · 105 replies · 863+ views
    Feb 14th | Me
    I really like Vista, it is very nice looking and has some neat gadgets and some appreciated security upgrades. However the once steady videocard company, renowned for its quality drivers, has really laid an egg with Vista.Because of nVidias inability to properly put forth quality drivers I am left with turning all of the eyecandy down on my system, not playing games and instead of letting my PC whisk gently off to sleep I have to shut it down anytime I am going to be away for such a period that the screensaver may be needed or sleep or hibernation...
  • Updated: Will DIY Vista Media Centers Be DOA?

    02/22/2006 5:56:45 AM PST · by JamesP81 · 8 replies · 360+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2-17-2006 | Mark Hachman
    The future of do-it-yourself video hardware in the Microsoft Vista generation is in question, as issues have surfaced surrounding two key portions of the high-definition video space. How consumers will have to deal with HDCP, a content protection scheme, and CableCards, a means of transmitting video information into the home, have come to the fore.
  • Geforce Ultra 6800

    03/25/2005 11:49:04 PM PST · by Righty_McRight · 16 replies · 373+ views
    - | March 26, 2005 | Me
    I ordered a computer and I didn't notice until just now that the video card I picked has two DVI ports, and no VGA. All I have is a CRT monitor so I need to get a DVI to VGA adapter, but that will only work if the DVI ports are DVI-I and not DVI-D. Does anyone know if the GeForce 6800 Ultra has DVI-I?
  • IMHO: New World Order [of the tech industry]

    08/20/2002 12:09:58 PM PDT · by JameRetief · 26 replies · 373+ views
    Extreme Tech ^ | 8-16-2002 | Nick Stam
    <p>It's in the air, big changes are afoot. Yeah, tech stocks remain in the toilet, but underdog companies and technologies are beginning to make significant inroads, and the established superpowers are feeling less secure every day. Is this news? Not really, because it's been happening slowly over time, and certainly many ET readers have been closely following and even promoting these changes. Big power shifts are underway. The signs have been subtle and cumulative, but the one that put me over the top was IBM's recent national TV ad pushing their enterprise Linux solutions in a big way (more fervently than any past IBM ads I can remember).</p>