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Primeur weekly 2011-09-12

Exascale supercomputing

Stevens researchers pioneer novel technique to make plasmonic nanogap arrays

Desktop Grids

World Community Grid targets Leishmaniasis

The Cloud

Contrail introduces new PaaS service

IBM to power "smarter citizens" Cloud in China with System z

Chinese Government and Businesses continue to embrace IBM smarter computing

IBM broadens efforts to prepare small and medium businesses for growth

Platform Computing named best of VMworld finalist in "Private Cloud Computing" category

UC4 announces collaboration with Red Hat to enhance automated open source solutions for virtual and Cloud infrastructure

Aneka Platform for Grid and Cloud Computing finalist for Telstra Innovation Challenge

EuroFlash

AMD FirePro Professional Graphics certified for New OpenCL compliant 3D modelling application

CWI Database Architecture Group wins VLDB 2011 C&V best paper award

Mellanox provides high speed connectivity for UK-based Grid computing project

NVIDIA enables dramatic new video processing and I/O capability for Quadro and Tesla GPUs

USFlash

AMD ships first "Bulldozer" processors

Top scientists head for Australia to talk SKA

C-DAC announces first-of-its-kind industry relevant Global Certification Programme for HPC professionals

Magnetic fields keep Milky Way's central black hole hungry - for now

"Culturomics 2.0" forecasts human behaviour by supercomputing global news

Emerson Network Power launches first fanless embedded computer featuring second generation Intel processor

UC San Diego invention saving consumers trillions of watt hours and millions of dollars

3M and IBM to develop new types of adhesives to create 3D semiconductors

Strong growth continues in the worldwide disk storage systems market in the second quarter, according to IDC

Ongoing infrastructure investments carry storage software revenues to seventh consecutive quarter of growth in 2011, according to IDC

Special report highlights 'greatest hits' of scientific supercomputing

Oracle delivers Oracle Application Testing Suite 9.3, simplifies testing for Oracle's Siebel CRM

NVIDIA enables dramatic new video processing and I/O capability for Quadro and Tesla GPUs

9 Sep 2011 Amsterdam - NVIDIA has introduced NVIDIA GPUDirect for Video, a technology that enables application developers to deliver higher quality, more realistic on-air graphics - or take faster advantage of the parallel processing power of the GPU for image processing - by permitting industry-standard video I/O devices to communicate directly with NVIDIA professional Quadro and Tesla graphics processing units (GPUs) at ultra-low latency.

NVIDIA GPUDirect for Video technology is the fastest, most deterministic way to get video to the GPU for processing, enabling leading video I/O board manufacturers to take advantage of the programmability of the GPU. With GPUDirect for Video, the video I/O card is fully synchronized with the GPUs, eliminating CPU overhead and, most importantly, dramatically reducing latency.

"NVIDIA and our partners are redefining what's possible in real-time video production", stated Greg Estes, industry executive, Media & Entertainment, NVIDIA. "Enabling lower latency solutions for processing real-time video streams will benefit not just those working in broadcast and production facilities, but also applications in manufacturing, health care and government agencies."

Historically, broadcasters and video production professionals had to contend with delays of as many as ten frames - an amount easily visible to the eye - when transferring video from a video I/O device to a GPU, because the two devices could not communicate directly with one another to ensure synchronization. This required application developers to manage complex buffering schemes, leading to unnecessary CPU overhead and increased latency. Most importantly, these delays in aggregate significantly raised the cost and complexity of larger broadcast productions.

"AJA is supporting NVIDIA's new capability with our latest generation of video I/O products", stated Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems. "This will allow developers whose apps support AJA video I/O products to take better advantage of the power of NVIDIA Quadro and Tesla GPUs, resulting in low-latency access for both graphics compositing and general purpose processing using CUDA or OpenCL, with all the I/O and performance they depend on from AJA."

"Blackmagic Design is excited to support the new NVIDIA GPUDirect for Video technology being announced at IBC 2011", stated Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic Design. "NVIDIA and Blackmagic share a common vision to build a tightly-integrated platform for high-performance, low-latency video and graphics processing. Our customers in both broadcast and post-production industries will see tremendous benefits in the future by combining the processing power of NVIDIA Quadro and Tesla GPUs with our desktop video solutions."

"DVS is known for developing the highest quality video boards in the market", stated Juergen Heger, senior product manager at DVS Digital Video Systems GmbH. "In real-time production environments, the latency between GPU and SDI is a critical point for our customers. Our famous, longstanding SDK now includes NVIDIA GPUDirect for Video. Our hardware solutions directly communicate with NVIDIA professional Quadro and Tesla GPUs without noticeable delay, which is ideal for applications like compositing, live graphics or real-time video-processing."

"Matrox DSX Developer Products are renowned among broadcast equipment manufacturers for high performance I/O hardware, a comprehensive SDK, and outstanding applications engineering support", stated Alberto Cieri, senior director of sales and marketing from Matrox. "Our collaboration with NVIDIA on their GPUDirect for Video technology for Quadro and Tesla professional GPUs will further enhance our OEM customers' broadcast graphics system performance."

"Vizrt is the market leader in broadcast graphics because of our long reputation for delivering innovative new solutions to our broadcast customers", stated Gerhard Lang, chief engineering officer, Vizrt. "We've been recommending NVIDIA Quadro as our GPU of choice for many years because of the quality and reliability of these solutions. With NVIDIA now working in partnership with video I/O manufacturers, we anticipate lower latency solutions with more I/O options, enabling higher quality and more detailed graphics for our customers worldwide."

NVIDIA GPUDirect for Video technology will further advance the growing adoption of GPUs in film, live broadcast, and video production. Companies such as 3Ality Digital, Adobe, AJA, Autodesk, Avid, Binocle, Blackmagic Design, Brainstorm, Chyron, DVS, GenArts, MainConcept, RT Software, Quantel, Sony, The Foundry, Vizrt plus a growing number of application developers are already using GPU computing to accelerate their applications.

With the new NVIDIA GPUDirect for Video solution being unveiled at IBC 2011, video I/O manufacturers, companies who make their own proprietary hardware, and even companies making video switchers will be able to take advantage of these sub-frame, low latency transfers in their own SDKs and commercial solutions for no additional cost.

NVIDIA GPUDirect for Video technology is available immediately, free of charge, directly from NVIDIA for video I/O manufacturers, proprietary hardware providers, and video switcher manufacturers. NVIDIA expects commercially available solutions from its partners will be on the market by late 2011. NVIDIA GPUDirect for Video is supported on Windows 7 and Linux, and is designed to work with NVIDIA Quadro 4000, Quadro 5000, and Quadro 6000 GPUs, and NVIDIA Tesla C-Series GPUs.
Source: NVIDIA

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Primeur weekly 2011-09-12

Exascale supercomputing

Stevens researchers pioneer novel technique to make plasmonic nanogap arrays

Desktop Grids

World Community Grid targets Leishmaniasis

The Cloud

Contrail introduces new PaaS service

IBM to power "smarter citizens" Cloud in China with System z

Chinese Government and Businesses continue to embrace IBM smarter computing

IBM broadens efforts to prepare small and medium businesses for growth

Platform Computing named best of VMworld finalist in "Private Cloud Computing" category

UC4 announces collaboration with Red Hat to enhance automated open source solutions for virtual and Cloud infrastructure

Aneka Platform for Grid and Cloud Computing finalist for Telstra Innovation Challenge

EuroFlash

AMD FirePro Professional Graphics certified for New OpenCL compliant 3D modelling application

CWI Database Architecture Group wins VLDB 2011 C&V best paper award

Mellanox provides high speed connectivity for UK-based Grid computing project

NVIDIA enables dramatic new video processing and I/O capability for Quadro and Tesla GPUs

USFlash

AMD ships first "Bulldozer" processors

Top scientists head for Australia to talk SKA

C-DAC announces first-of-its-kind industry relevant Global Certification Programme for HPC professionals

Magnetic fields keep Milky Way's central black hole hungry - for now

"Culturomics 2.0" forecasts human behaviour by supercomputing global news

Emerson Network Power launches first fanless embedded computer featuring second generation Intel processor

UC San Diego invention saving consumers trillions of watt hours and millions of dollars

3M and IBM to develop new types of adhesives to create 3D semiconductors

Strong growth continues in the worldwide disk storage systems market in the second quarter, according to IDC

Ongoing infrastructure investments carry storage software revenues to seventh consecutive quarter of growth in 2011, according to IDC

Special report highlights 'greatest hits' of scientific supercomputing

Oracle delivers Oracle Application Testing Suite 9.3, simplifies testing for Oracle's Siebel CRM