Today Nvidia announced its next generation series of Quadro GPUs for visual computing. With up to twice the application performance and data-handling capability of the previous generation, the new line comprises the K5200, K4200, K2200, K620 and K420 model GPUs.
“The failure of one parallel language — even a high-profile, well-funded, government-backed one — does not dictate the failure of all future attempts any more than early failures in flight or space travel implied that those milestones were impossible. As I’ve written elsewhere, I believe that there are a multitude of reasons that HPF failed to be broadly adopted. In designing Chapel, we’ve forged our strategy with those factors in mind, along with lessons learned from other successful and unsuccessful languages. Past failures are not a reason to give up; rather, they provide us with a wealth of experience to learn from and improve upon.”
Altair has announced plans to acquire Visual Solutions, Inc., makers of VisSim, an innovative visual language for mathematical modeling, simulation, and model-based embedded system development.
This simulation visualizes a coaxial jet flow as it can be found in the exhaust of modern jet engines that are used for aircraft propulsion. The visualization highlights the flow instability process and the transition from laminar to turbulent flow. Intensive mixing between the heated primary jet and the cold bypass flow lead to strong noise radiation.
“The goal at Airbus is to create a single fully integrated simulation-driven design process. He explained that they are developing simulation to the point where it is implemented from “conceptual design, to detailed design, all the way to the certification of the aircraft and finally to the continued development of the aircraft.”
“Instead of mass workstation upgrades, Remote Visualization allows incremental provisioning, on-demand allocation, better management and efficient distribution of interactive sessions and licenses. Racked workstations or blades typically have lower maintenance, cooling, replacement costs, and they can extend workstation (or laptop) life as “thin clients”.
The Swiss Supercomputing Centre CSCS has published a set of Visualization and Graphics tutorials. Presented by Jean Favre from CSCS, the tutorial is broken up into two segments.