Intel Unveils New 3D NAND Solid State Drives

3D NANDIntel introduced six new 3D NAND solid state drives (SSDs) to meet the needs of consumer, business, Internet of Things and data center applications. The new Intel® 3D NAND SSDs offer a cost-effective replacement for traditional hard disk drives to help customers accelerate user experiences, improve the performance of apps and services across segments, and also reduce IT costs.

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Global Study Reveals Businesses and Countries Vulnerable Due to Shortage of Cybersecurity Talent

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • New report by Intel Security and CSIS reveals current cybersecurity talent crisis in Australia, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Mexico, U.S. and U.K.
  • Cybersecurity skills shortage is worse than talent deficits in other IT professions.
  • Shortage in cybersecurity skills is responsible for significant damages.
  • Talent shortage is largest for individuals with highly technical skills.
  • 76 percent of those surveyed believe governments are not investing enough in building cybersecurity talent.
  • Hands-on training and practical training are perceived as better ways to develop skills than through traditional education resources.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 27, 2016 – Intel Security, in partnership with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), has just released Hacking the Skills Shortage, a global report outlining the talent shortage crisis impacting the cybersecurity industry across both companies and nations. A majority of respondents (82 percent) admit to a shortage of cybersecurity skills, with 71 percent of respondents citing this shortage as responsible for direct and measurable damage to organizations whose lack of talent makes them more desirable hacking targets.

“A shortage of people with cybersecurity skills results in direct damage to companies, including the loss of proprietary data and IP,” said James A Lewis, senior vice president and director of the Strategic Technologies Program at CSIS. “This is a global problem; a majority of respondents in all countries surveyed could link their workforce shortage to damage to their organization.”

In 2015, 209,000 cybersecurity jobs went unfilled1 in the United States alone. Despite 1 in 4 respondents confirming their organizations have lost proprietary data as a result of their cybersecurity skills gap, there are no signs of this workforce shortage abating in the near-term. Respondents surveyed estimate an average of 15 percent of cybersecurity positions in their company will go unfilled by 2020. With the increase in cloud, mobile computing and the Internet of Things, as well as advanced targeted cyberattacks and cyberterrorism across the globe, the need for a stronger cybersecurity workforce is critical.

“The security industry has talked at length about how to address the storm of hacks and breaches, but government and the private sector haven’t brought enough urgency to solving the cybersecurity talent shortage,” said Chris Young, senior vice president and general manager of Intel Security Group. “To address this workforce crisis, we need to foster new education models, accelerate the availability of training opportunities, and we need to deliver deeper automation so that talent is put to its best use on the front line. Finally, we absolutely must diversify our ranks.”

The demand for cybersecurity professionals is outpacing the supply of qualified workers, with highly technical skills the most in need across all countries surveyed. In fact, skills such as intrusion detection, secure software development and attack mitigation were found to be far more valued than softer skills including collaboration, leadership and effective communication.

This report studies four dimensions that comprise the cybersecurity talent shortage, which include:

  1. Cybersecurity Spending: The size and growth of cybersecurity budgets reveals how countries and companies prioritize cybersecurity. Unsurprisingly, countries and industry sectors that spend more on cybersecurity are better placed to deal with the workforce shortage, which according to 71 percent of respondents, has resulted in direct and measureable damage to their organization’s security networks.
  2. Education and Training: Only 23 percent of respondents say education programs are preparing students to enter the industry. This report reveals non-traditional methods of practical learning, such as hands-on training, gaming and technology exercises and hackathons, may be a more effective way to acquire and grow cybersecurity skills. More than half of respondents believe that the cybersecurity skills shortage is worse than talent deficits in other IT professions, placing an emphasis on continuous education and training opportunities.
  3. Employer Dynamics: While salary is unsurprisingly the top motivating factor in recruitment, other incentives are important in recruiting and retaining top talent, such as training, growth opportunities and reputation of the employer’s IT department. Almost half of respondents cite lack of training or qualification sponsorship as common reasons for talent departure.
  4. Government Policies: More than three-quarters (76 percent) of respondents say their governments are not investing enough in building cybersecurity talent. This shortage has become a prominent political issue as heads of state in the U.S., U.K., Israel and Australia have called for increased support for the cybersecurity workforce in the last year.

Recommendations for Moving Forward:

  • Redefine minimum credentials for entry-level cybersecurity jobs: accept non-traditional sources of education
  • Diversify the cybersecurity field
  • Provide more opportunities for external training
  • Identify technology that can provide intelligent security automation
  • Collect attack data and develop better metrics to quickly identify threats

For more information on these findings, along with Intel Security’s proposed recommendations, read the full report: Hacking the Skills Shortage: A study of the international shortage in cybersecurity skills.

 

Methodology

Intel commissioned independent technology market research specialist Vanson Bourne to undertake the research upon which this report is based. IT decision-makers who are involved in cybersecurity within their organization were interviewed in May 2016 across the U.S. (200), U.K. (100), France (100), Germany (100), Australia (75), Japan (75), Mexico (75) and Israel (50). The respondents were from organizations with at least 500 employees, and came from within both public and private sectors. Interviews were conducted online using a rigorous multilevel screening process to ensure that only suitable candidates had the opportunity to participate.

About Intel Security

Intel Security, with its McAfee product line, is dedicated to making the digital world safer and more secure for everyone. Intel Security is a division of Intel Corporation. Learn more at www.intelsecurity.com.

Hacking the Skills Shortage Infographic


1Ariha Setalvad, “Demand to fill cybersecurity jobs booming,” Peninsula Press, March 31, 2015 http://peninsulapress.com/2015/03/31/cybersecurity-jobs-growth/

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Intel Developer Forum 2016: ‘The Future is What You Make’

WHEN: August 16—18, 2016
WHERE: Moscone Center West, San Francisco
WHAT: The 2016 Intel Developer Forum (IDF) will bring together leaders who are shaping the future of technology – from developers and technologists to inventors and makers, as well as top industry business executives.
2016 IDF Speakers
2016 IDF Speakers: Brian Krzanich, Venkata “Murthy” Renduchintala, Diane Bryant

At the annual conference, top executives from Intel and the technology industry will share their vision of the future in key growth areas, including virtual reality, autonomous driving, machine learning and 5G. This year’s show will include the following keynotes:

  • Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 9 a.m.:
    • Brian Krzanich, CEO
      Krzanich will share Intel’s latest innovations and product demonstrations that will inspire the audience to drive innovation and invention together.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 9 a.m.:
    • Venkata “Murthy” Renduchintala, president, Client and Internet of Things Businesses and Systems Architecture Group
      Murthy will highlight the innovations that will drive the next revolution in technology as we shift to a truly connected world.
    • Diane Bryant, executive vice president, general manager, Data Center Group
      Bryant will discuss the future of the data center and cloud infrastructure.

More than 140 business and technical sessions with industry and Intel experts will also be offered over the three-day event in addition to a showcase featuring demonstrations from more than 200 of the world’s top technology companies.

New this year, the Intel SoC FPGA Developers Forum (ISDF) will be co-located with IDF 2016. On August 18, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich will kick-off ISDF by discussing the importance of FPGAs in enabling the smart and connected world. ISDF, which includes workshops and in-depth technical sessions, is dedicated to the technology and application of SoC FPGAs within the Internet of Things (IoT), data center, cloud computing, networking, industrial, automotive and more.

IDF 2016 will also provide media and analysts with opportunities to speak one-on-one with industry leaders and Intel engineers who are influencing the direction of future technologies.

ATTENDANCE: More than 5,000 attendees are expected from around the world.
TO REGISTER: https://idfregistration.com
INFORMATION: https://newsroom.intel.com/2016-idf/
MEDIA
CONTACTS:
Krystal Temple
480-552-1760
krystal.temple@intel.com

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Diane Bryant on the Future of Big Data, IoT and the Connected World

diane-bryant_2.jpgDiane Bryant, Intel executive vice president and general manager of the Data Center Group, laid out the future of Intel and its role in a connected world Tuesday at the Bloomberg Technology Conference in San Francisco.

She was interviewed by Bloomberg reporter Max Chafkin, who with Ian King, wrote last week’s Businessweek story, “How Intel Makes a Chip.” The story illustrates the painstaking process for how Intel designs and manufactures complex processors.

During the interview, Bryant spoke of Intel’s widening view as the PC market slows and the company turns its attention to new markets:

“What is really exciting is the billions of other devices – I mean that’s where the growth is going to come. If you think you about the compute world, the first wave of compute came from enterprises and government using computers. … And then there was the big consumer craze with the internet and all the mobile apps and all the smartphones – everyone got a smartphone. The third big wave that is going to drive compute is all the things – so connected cars, smart cities and smart grids and distributed health care and drones and robots. It just goes on and on and on. You’re talking billions and billions of devices that will dwarf what we know today from a connected world.”

She also spoke of 5G and Intel’s role in the “cloudification” of that next-generation network. And she offered spirited support for the continuation of Moore’s Law and the spirit of Intel’s employees: “I would never bet against Moore’s Law because that’s betting that Intel employees stop inventing. And that would be a sad day.”

In response to an audience member’s question, Bryant said the Internet of Things will continue to grow more important to Intel:

“Think about the amount of compute and data required to support an autonomous vehicle. If you think it about it in terms of just massive data. So today the average smartphone creates about 30 megabytes of data traffic a day, your PC is about 90 (megabytes). When you go to an autonomous car, you’re talking now of 40 (gigabytes) of data traffic today. Go to a plane and now you’re talking terabytes – 50 terabytes of data. And then you go to a connected factory with drones and all of that, and you’re talking petabytes. So it just dwarfs what your phone and your PC are delivering and demanding from a service and network capacity perspective.”

Bryant wound up the interview with a conversation about Intel’s recognition of the importance of diversity within the high-tech ranks. She talked about how important it is to focus on elementary school students and then follow them through college and into a workforce that offers fulfilling careers.

Watch the full interview on the Bloomberg website.

More on Bryant’s presentation:

“The woman running Intel’s most important business explains why she’s not afraid of the cratering PC market” (Business Insider): “… According to Bryant, there are a lot of reasons not to be too worried about the PCs’ decline. ‘Certainly, PCs continue to be a very large and wonderful market for us, but what is really exciting is the billions of other devices — that’s where the growth is going to come from.’ ”

 

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Intel Security Study Reveals Why Collaboration is Key to Stopping Advanced Cyber Threats

The secret to preventing the next big cyberattack may lie within the people, processes and technologies that organizations already have in place. Released today by Intel Security, a survey of 565 security decision-makers worldwide revealed that enterprises believe they could be 38 to 100 percent more effective at preparing for attacks if their threat management and incident response personnel and systems could simply collaborate better. By harnessing the often-untapped power of collaboration, organizations can improve their security operations’ effectiveness and overcome the growing shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals. View report infographic for additional information.

 

Infographic

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Murthy Renduchintala: Winning in a Truly Connected World

Murthy_Renduchintala_print_01From 5G networks to the explosion of the Internet of “things,” we are at the threshold of the next revolution in technology as we transition to a truly connected world. Not since the transition from analog to digital have we seen such a transformation of this scale. I have no doubt Intel will lead the way and it’s one of the fundamental reasons I joined this company.

The core of our leadership is the transition to 5G. We’re partnering with industry leaders, harnessing our process technology and manufacturing leadership and our IP to develop computing and connectivity technologies from end to end that will lead this transition. After all, true revolutions fundamentally change expectations, standards and economies.

First, though, we must understand the sea change right in front of us and what comprises the fundamental elements of the future connected world.

Today, connectivity is defined by people connecting to other people and to the cloud primarily through mobile devices — smartphones, PCs, tablets and the like. In the future we will add more than 50 billion smart and connected devices, machines, autonomous vehicles, buildings and cities.  These devices will be always on and connected, and demand the greatest data bandwidth possible. In turn, these “things” will deliver new data-rich services and cloud apps to users, fueling Intel’s virtuous cycle of growth that Brian Krzanich outlined two weeks ago.

This is a revolution of expectations as much as it is capabilities.

These devices — individually and collectively — will push the multiples of data to the cloud well beyond what we know today.  Consider a mapping drone that pushes 20Gb/min of data to the cloud. No human being can create 20Gb/min of data today! Imagine streets full of autonomous vehicles, all connected and talking to each other, to the crosswalk and traffic light signals, and the smart city around them for real-time insight and action. The volume of data is massive and it will continue to grow as more machines and devices come online.

All of this will put unprecedented demands on today’s networks, and require a new generation of technology that can serve a far broader set of devices, volumes of data and human need for connectedness. 5G is the inflection point from network needs driven largely by PCs and smartphones to an entirely new platform that connects a broad range of “things” to each other, to people and to the cloud.

With this, standards will evolve dramatically. We’re defining standards and developing technologies for next-generation software-defined networks that are more cost-effective, efficient and scalable. Our deep collaboration with industry leaders from device manufacturers to network operators will fuel the transition to 5G.

With this revolution, definitions also change. This is true for mobile. No longer just phones, mobile is now about connecting the billions of “things” — inclusive of phones, tablets and PCs. Intel is creating the next wave of world-class connectivity assets — LTE and 5G modems, RF, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Ethernet — needed to power devices, networking and storage.  We’re aligning our products and architectures to an entire panorama of smart and connected devices, and in so doing we’re enabling exciting new experiences. We are not exiting mobile, but we are broadening its definition to make it synonymous with the interconnectedness of the more than 50 billion “things.”

Similarly, what it means to “compute” is changing. We are entering an entirely new era of compute that will be distributed across the entire network from device to cloud, to deliver more personalized and immersive experiences. Consider this impact in the world of sports, for example, where the tiniest details of play — from an athlete’s elbow angle on a free throw to the vertical on a slam dunk — can be measured and broadcast in real time. The PC is foundational to our compute strategy and to our business. It’s an engine that creates critical shared IP that drives innovation across our entire product portfolio. Intel will continue to deliver an annual cadence of leadership performance and innovation in our PC and broader computing roadmap, with a focus on key growth opportunities in 2 in 1s, gaming and home gateways.

Value looks different after a revolution. Shifting our SoC approach to embrace a smart and connected world of more than 50 billion devices will unlock tremendous value for our customers and our shareholders.  We will develop competitive solutions that combine the optimal architecture, modem capability and other IP assets that best deliver value to the targeted IoT devices and their ecosystems, whether they are drones, robots, PCs, cars, retail systems or smartphones.

With decades of experience in creating open ecosystems, powering the world’s PCs and servers, and embedding intelligence into unexpected devices, Intel is uniquely positioned to deliver the comprehensive portfolio of end-to-end hardware and software technologies for this revolution.

All of this is why I’m bullish on Intel, and why I joined this company. In my first four months, I’ve seen firsthand Intel’s rich arsenal of innovation and assets, including the fabric capability, backbone in silicon, software and systems architectures, and the ability to connect everything that’s around us. I know that we’ll win in the connectivity revolution fueled by the IoT.  I’m resolute in my belief that Intel is the only company on the planet that can do all of this from one end of the network to the other, delivering unique value to our customers.

 

Dr. Venkata “Murthy” Renduchintala joined as President of Intel’s Client and Internet of Things (IoT) Businesses and Systems Architecture Group.

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News Release: New Report Reveals Critical Need for Improved Trust to Advance Cloud Adoption

Cloud Adoption ReportNEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • New Intel Security survey reveals cloud adoption trends and attitudes from IT professionals in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, U.K. and U.S.
  • Survey respondents reported trusting the cloud more than ever before, with 77 percent noting more trust in the cloud than a year ago.
  • 72 percent of those surveyed point to compliance as the biggest concern with cloud adoption.
  • Only 34 percent of surveyed IT professionals believe C-level executives and senior management understand security risks of the cloud.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 14, 2016 – Intel® Security today released Blue Skies Ahead? The State of Cloud Adoption, a global report advocating the need for technology vendors to help businesses, governments and consumers understand the implications surrounding the growing adoption of the cloud. With a majority (77 percent) of participants noting that their organizations trust cloud computing more than a year ago, just 13 percent completely trust public cloud providers to secure sensitive data. These findings highlight improved trust and security are critical to encouraging continued adoption of the cloud.

“This is a new era for cloud providers,” said Raj Samani, chief technology officer, Intel Security EMEA. “We are at the tipping point of investment and adoption, expanding rapidly as trust in cloud computing and cloud providers grows. As we enter a phase of wide-scale adoption of cloud computing to support critical applications and services, the question of trust within the cloud becomes imperative. This will become integral into realizing the benefits that cloud computing can truly offer.”

The cloud already has a strong impact in the daily lives of many people and businesses with an ever-growing number of activities performed on digital devices leveraging cloud computing in some way. The increasing use of the cloud is underscored by our survey, which found that in the next 16 months, 80 percent of respondent IT budgets will be dedicated to cloud computing.

Survey results also highlight:

  • Cloud Investment Trends: A majority of organizations are planning on investing in infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) (81 percent), closely followed by security-as-a-service (79 percent), platform-as-a-service (PaaS) (69 percent), and lastly software-as-a-service (SaaS) (60 percent).
  • Security and Compliance: A majority of respondents (72 percent) list compliance as the primary concern across all types of cloud deployments, and only 13 percent of respondents noted knowing whether or not their organizations stored sensitive data in the cloud.
  • Security Risks and the Cloud: Perception and Reality: More than 1 in 5 respondents expressed their main concern around using SaaS is having a data security incident, and correspondingly, data breaches were a top concern for IaaS and private clouds. On the contrary, results found that less than a quarter (23 percent) of enterprises are aware of data breaches with their cloud service providers.
  • The C-Suite Blind Spot: High-profile data breaches with major financial and reputational consequences have made data security a top-of-mind concern for C-level executives, however many respondents feel there is still a need for more education and increased awareness and understanding of risks associated with storing sensitive data in the cloud. Only one-third (34 percent) of respondents feel senior management in their organization fully understand the security implications of the cloud.
  • Shadow IT, Risk and Opportunity: Despite IT departments’ activity to cull shadow IT activity, 52 percent of the lines of business still expect IT to secure their unauthorized department-sourced cloud services. This lack of visibility into cloud usage due to shadow IT appears to be causing IT departments concern when it comes to security, with a majority (58 percent) of respondents surveyed in Orchestrating Security in the Cloud noting that shadow IT has a negative impact on their ability to keep cloud services secure.
  • Security Investment: Cloud security investment varies in priorities across the different types of cloud deployment, with the top security technologies leveraged by respondents being email protection (43 percent), Web protection (41 percent), anti-malware (38 percent), firewall (37 percent), encryption and key management (34 percent), and data loss prevention (31 percent).

“The cloud is the future for businesses, governments and consumers,” said Jim Reavis, chief executive officer of the Cloud Security Alliance. “Security vendors and cloud providers must arm customers with education and tools, and cultivate strong relationships built on trust, in order to continue the adoption of cloud computing platforms. Only then can we completely benefit from the advantages of the cloud.”

On April 14, Steve Grobman, Intel Security CTO and Intel Fellow, along with Brian Dye, Intel Security corporate vice president and general manager of corporate products, will discuss the report’s implications for federal government cloud deployments at the Security through Innovation Summit in Pentagon City, Virginia.

For more information on the report findings, visit the below links online:

Methodology

The survey, conducted by Vanson Bourne, interviewed 1,200 IT decision makers with influence over their organization’s cloud security in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Australia, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States (350 interviews in the U.S., 150 interviews in Spain and the U.K., and 100 interviews in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France and Germany). Respondents were from a range of organizations with 251-500 employees to those with more than 5,000 employees.

Questionnaire surveys, such as the one conducted by Vanson Bourne and Intel Security, collect data at a single point in time and are limited in their ability to collect complex and nuanced responses. Furthermore, they are not independently able to support long-term conclusions.

About Cloud Security Alliance

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment. CSA harnesses the subject matter expertise of industry practitioners, associations, governments, and its corporate and individual members to offer cloud security-specific research, education, certification, events and products. CSA’s activities, knowledge and extensive network benefit the entire community impacted by cloud — from providers and customers, to governments, entrepreneurs and the assurance industry — and provide a forum through which diverse parties can work together to create and maintain a trusted cloud ecosystem.

About Intel Security

McAfee is now part of Intel Security. With its Security Connected strategy, innovative approach to hardware-enhanced security, and unique McAfee Global Threat Intelligence, Intel Security is intensively focused on developing proactive, proven security solutions and services that protect systems, networks, and mobile devices for business and personal use around the world. Intel Security is combining the experience and expertise of McAfee with the innovation and proven performance of Intel to make security an essential ingredient in every architecture and on every computing platform. The mission of Intel Security is to give everyone the confidence to live and work safely and securely in the digital world. www.intelsecurity.com.

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How Industry Giants Streamline Their Design Workflows

Automotive designers, visual effects artists and geoscientists do amazing work while pushing the limits of technology. They also work on impossibly tight schedules. We’re about to make their lives a whole lot easier.

The massive size and sheer complexity of digital models for a car, Hollywood VFX shot or seismic volume can slow down design workflows. It’s difficult to interactively visualize huge digital models in high fidelity without resorting to offline rendering or scaling them way back. The models are just too big to fit in the average GPU’s memory, and the computational demands are too high to enable smooth interactivity.

This creates bottlenecks for example, multiple meetings are needed to review digital models, make changes and render them offline.

No longer. With the new NVIDIA Quadro M6000 24GB, designers, artists and scientists have double the graphics memory previously available. They can easily work with their largest, most complex datasets, speeding workflows and allowing for interactive collaborative reviews. Ultimately, enabling them to make better decisions faster.

Rendering of 2016 Nissan Maxima in 3DXcite DeltaGen
The 2016 Nissan Maxima rendered in 3DXcite DeltaGen.

More Memory, Faster Reviews

The huge memory boost of the Quadro M6000 24GB, combined with extreme processing power of our Maxwell architecture, lets designers tap into the power of interactive global illumination for their production environments.

Global illumination models how light bounces between surfaces. With this understanding of indirect lighting and shadows, engineers like those at Nissan Motor Company can spot potential design flaws — such as errant light reflections from mirrors or glare from side window glass — much earlier and then easily address them.

“Global illumination is the pinnacle of design,” said Dennis Malone, virtual prototype engineer at Nissan. “With enough graphics memory, we can make better decisions faster, streamlining everything we do and making our design process more cost-effective.”

Automakers Aren’t the Only Ones Who Stand to Benefit

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The Angry Birds Movie. Image courtesy of Sony Pictures Imageworks.

The new Quadro M6000 24GB allows artists, animators and editors to work up to six times faster on their most complex simulations and interactive visual effects even those with multiple layers and large numbers of 3D elements. It can all fit in the onboard graphics memory.

“At Sony Pictures Imageworks, we regularly push the limits of our ability to display and interact with very complex scenes,” said Erik Strauss, executive director of software development at Sony Pictures Imageworks. “The Quadro M6000 24GB gives us a 10x performance boost with the throughput necessary to display these types of large scenes smoothly and interactively.”

Geophysicists can accelerate their seismic exploration with the Quadro M6000 24GB by examining substantially larger datasets without cutting down the size of the data or reducing fidelity.

“With the Quadro M6000 24GB GPU, our customers can visualize more data in real time and process seismic volumes and reservoir models with unprecedented speed,” said Robert Bond, product manager for interpretation at Paradigm.

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Karsting in shale gas reservoir visualized with GPU-based rendering in Paradigm VoxelGeo.

With the addition of the M6000 24GB, the Quadro Visual Computing Platform offers users the most advanced GPU-accelerated rendering capabilities, display technologies and software tools for the creation of the ultimate design workspace and immersive environments. Features of the platform include:

  • GPU-powered rendering enables artists to visualize creations with photorealistic image quality and predict their designs more accurately with NVIDIA Iray using physically based lights and materials.
  • VR-ready support for head-mounted displays, enabling developers to more efficiently build and users to experience virtual reality creations.
  • Quadro Sync, Mosaic and Warp/Blend technologies, for image synchronization and resolution scaling of a synchronized display surface with multiple projectors or displays.

To take advantage of this high level of professional performance, contact one of our many OEMs and distributors worldwide and ask about Quadro professional workstations powered by the Quadro M6000 24GB.

Come see our new GPU in action in a variety of demonstrations at the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference, April 4-7, at the San Jose Convention Center.

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Defense and Aerospace at GTC: Transforming Information into Insight

Few organizations have a more urgent need for accurate, actionable information than defense, intelligence and security agencies.

When life and safety hang in the balance, they rely on GPUs to perform at their best. And you can learn how at next month’s GPU Technology Conference, in Silicon Valley.

Among the highlights:

  • Herta Security research director Carles Fernández Tena will talk about using the NVIDIA Tegra X1 processor for real-time evaluation and deployment of deep learning for video analytics, surveillance and facial recognition.
  • NVIDIA solution architect Jon Baker will explain how to use deep learning on embedded GPU systems to carry out low-latency object detection, classification and tracking in high-resolution aerial imagery
  • Carnegie Mellon University Ph.D. candidate William Chan will describe a GPU-powered distributed asynchronous training platform for creating systems that can transcribe speech to text.

  • BAE Systems Tech Fellow Bingcai Zhang will explain a method for detecting geospatial objects with deep learning algorithms to classify objects with new levels of accuracy.

And that’s just for starters.

Join us at GTC 2016, April 4-7. Hang out with experts from NVIDIA and across the industry to learn more about what’s trending in technology. Dive into our labs to take a hands-on approach with GPUs. And listen  keynotes from NVIDIA’s Jen-Hsun Huang, IBM Watson CTO Robert High and Toyota Research Institute CEO Gill Pratt.

Register for GTC today.

 

 

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How We’re Laying a New Foundation for Professional Design Visualization

Creating lifelike renderings is one of the most effective techniques that designers use to accurately visualize their work. Making them interactive is even better. But for most designers, this is impractical due to software and hardware limitations.

Our latest rendering technology is a game changer in this area. Those without rendering expertise can quickly and easily create photorealistic images of their models, and manipulate them in real time.

With the second phase of Project Soane underway, any designer has the chance to put these claims to the test – and win thousands of dollars’ worth of prizes in the process.

Reimagining an 18th Century Masterwork

We kicked off Project Soane’s first stage last summer with HP. It brought together hundreds of architects from around the world to collaborate on crowdsourcing a digital model of Sir John Soane’s neo-classical design of the Bank of England.

Image courtesy of Arqui9.
Image courtesy of Arqui9.

Phase two, the rendering contest, challenges architects and visualization specialists to reimagine Soane’s masterpiece using the crowdsourced digital model.

More than 1,000 people have already registered for the contest. They’ll have the chance to explore interactive, physically based rendering with Quadro GPUs by downloading a free trial of NVIDIA Iray for 3ds Max or Iray for Maya plug-in and NVIDIA Iray Server distributed rendering software.

Quick, Easy, Photorealistic Renderings

The Iray plug-in simulates light and materials with stunning realism. Anyone who has operated a digital camera will feel at ease using it.

Iray Server helps designers make better informed decisions by harnessing a network of workstations to accelerate photorealistic design visualization. It uses the power of NVIDIA Quadro GPUs with Iray to give designers the ability to iterate in full realism and view changes in real time.

For your chance at a share of the $30,000 in Project Soane prizes, join the mission and submit your rendering of Soane’s Bank of England before the contest closes in early June.PS_KV_WebPg

For a deeper look at the latest in rendering and visualization, check out the Product and Building Design track at NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference, taking place in Silicon Valley April 4-7.

It will feature numerous talks on rendering, including a session on “Rendering Lost Historical Buildings with NVIDIA Technology.” This talk will go beyond Project Soane to detail how Iray and Quadro work together to give designers state of the art design visualization capability.

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