News of the Week for April 11, 2016

gToon · April 10, 2016 9:14 pm

Tags: , GPU, GTC, News of the Week, NVIDIA

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This is news of the week for April 11, 2016. Our weekly video news program covering news and select CG Industry News via our Renderosity Magazine site.

Renderosity News

  • Poser 11 Tutorial: Caustics, Area Lights and Volumetrics. Mark Bremmer's continuing tutorial series.

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  • Our VOM (3D Age) and AOM (Jollyself) interviews/videos are now live. Be sure to find out who these artists are and discover some of the ideas about creating digital art.

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Special GTC coverage:

  • GTC 2016 was primarily focused on three areas of GPU technology: autonomous cars, deep learning and virtual reality (VR). All three areas have been intensely developed by NVIDIA and other companies, but have only recently become a part of public conversation and media coverage, thus heightening the popularity and importance of this year's conference

  • Keynote address by NVIDIA co-founder and CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang. Way too much to cover in this short recap, but essentially Mr. Huang announced five new NVIDIA technologies:

  • NVIDIA SDK - a major software update that "takes advantage of NVIDIA's new Pascal architecture and makes it easier than ever for developers to create great solutions on our platforms."

  • NVIDIA Iray VR and Iray VR Lite - This new application takes NVIDIA's remarkable photo-realistic renderer and applies it to Virtual Reality. VR Lite is designed for users who don't have a supercomputer, but want to use the Iray renderer in less expensive VR technology like the Google cardboard VR + android phone.

  • NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPU - "The most advanced hyperscale datacenter GPU ever built"

  • NVIDIA DGX-1 - "The world's first supercomputer in a box". This amazing computer is designed specifically for deep learning data crunching and artificial intelligence research.

  • Drive PX - "The world's first AI computer platform powered by Deep Learning." In tandem with this news came an the announcement of another first - an autonomous race car. Roborace will be a special speed race using Drive PX to power 20 identical autonomous race cars.

Hightlights of the GTC for me:

My thanks to NVIDIA for inviting me and for treating me courtesy and care.

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