Barco Crononis Uniti - 1 display for both PACS and mammography - powered by AMD FirePro W7000

Posted by Tony DeYoung on October 16, 2014

66% of radiologists want to see colors and grays on the same screen, with 84% of US radiologists reading both digital mammography and color PACS. Barco decided it was time to unify the workflow.  The new Barco Crononis Uniti is the world’s only display explicitly designed for PACS and breast imaging. 

The display is bundled with the AMD FirePro W7000 to render rich content, while enabling fast-paced, dynamic and 3D medical imaging. This means the 12MP display display can deliver CT moving images, ultrasound, MRI/PET scans, multi-frame mammography, and digital breast tomosynthesis.  The Coronis Uniti display is also calibrated to meet the DICOM standard for grayscales, and to guarantee consistent, perceptually linear color. AMD has been Barco’s exclusive partner in medical imaging for more than 10 years!

Checkout the screen shots and the video below and see why people in medical imaging are so excited.

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Join AMD FirePro and Nick Pandher at the JPR Remote Graphics and Virtualization Conference

Posted by Tony DeYoung on October 15, 2014

Remote workstations? Really? Can you really access graphics resources remotely? Why would you? What about latency?

If you're looking for answers, Jon Peddie Research and AMD FirePro invite you to attend Virtualize, the Remote Graphics and Virtualization Conference. This event will bring together people who are taking advantage of remote computing resources and companies offering virtualization tools, with people who want to know if these technologies are right for their organization.

AMD’s Nick Pandher, Sr. Business Development Manager, Professional Graphics – Cloud, will be a speaker at the event.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Find out what works, what doesn't work, and how to prepare for the future in Remote Graphics and Virtualization
  • Get hands-on explanations and advice from experienced advisors
  • Get a description of products and configurations available for different workflows
  • Interact with your peers and the leading vendors in a relaxed informative setting
  • Get the results of Jon Peddie's survey on the remote graphics and virtualization market

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Those needing powerful processing capability including professionals in engineering, design, analysis, and rendering for graphics intensive applications
  • IT professionals
  • Small, medium, and large companies looking for ways to extend powerful processing to more employees
  • Companies interested in improving their resources for collaboration and to optimize productivity, efficiency, and resource management

Location:
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
1333 Bayshore Highway
Burlingame, CA 94010

Register to attend

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How to choose the right virtual professional graphics workstation solution?

Posted by Tony DeYoung on October 13, 2014
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Today, a virtual design session running on remote workstations can deliver nearly the same high-performance graphics as the workstation under your desk. You can choose to dedicate a professional GPU to your virtual session or use a shared, virtualized GPU.

CADplace has written an article to help you choose which is the right for you.

The article explains GPU pass-through, multi-user vGPU and compression.

Also be sure to check out the topically related story on RealVNC software real-time control and render of 3d simulation on a remote AMD FirePro W9100.

HP expands its AMD FirePro graphics footprint to 5 tower and 3 mobile workstations

Posted by Tony DeYoung on October 08, 2014

In September and October of this year, HP has greatly expanded its AMD FirePro graphics footprint offering 3 mobile and 5 tower configurations using FirePro graphics (in 2013 there was 1 mobile and 2 towers configurations).

The new HP Z840, Z640 and Z440 desktop workstations now include AMD FirePro W2100, W5100 and W7100 GPUs (multi-display 4K capability, high compute performance, OpenCL 2 support and PCIe 3.0). The HP ZBook 15 G2 and 17 G2 mobile workstations feature AMD FirePro M5100 and M6100 mobile GPUs (4K display support, optimized drivers, power management). Check out the models and specs below.

Towers

HP Z440, HP Z640 & HP 7840
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HP Z230 Tower & HP Z230SFF
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Mobile

HP ZBOOK 15 G2 & HP ZBOOK 17 G2
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HP ZBOOK 14
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AMD FirePro Mobile Graphics Overview
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Pics from Adobe MAX 2014 and the AMD FirePro presence

Posted by Tony DeYoung on October 07, 2014

Adobe MAX 2014 is in full swing with a focus on innovations in multitouch and sharing between mobile workflows such as working with a Premiere Pro clip on your iPad and then seamlessly switching over to your FirePro high performance workstation to finish editing, compositing and grading.

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AMD FirePro S9100 GPU - hi-performance HPC for budget conscious projects

Posted by Tony DeYoung on October 02, 2014
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Not too long ago AMD announced the top-of-line AMD FirePro S9150, the most powerful server GPU ever built for High Performance Computing (HPC). This 16GB card with 2.53 TFLOPs of peak double precision performance is ideal for the most compute intensive workloads that demand ultimate performance.

The new AMD FirePro S9100 server GPU is for more budget conscious deployments that still need equally exceptional performance for HPC. The 12GB FirePro S9100 delivers 2.11 TFLOPS peak double-precision and up to 9.4 GFLOPS per watt TDP double-precision performance. Like its big brother, it passively cooled for use in data centers and is fully equipped to handle supercomputing-caliber tasks with tremendous efficiency.

Read more about the AMD FirePro S9100 and check the product page for specs.

AMD FirePro contributes to the Open Source VFX movie project: Galactic Battles

Posted by Tony DeYoung on September 30, 2014

Galactic Battles is an open-source visual effects project to create a CG battle of epic proportions by pitting some of the most iconic Sci-Fi space ships against one another in an inter-galactic fight to the death as a short 15 min film with a real story line. Models being used include ships from Star Trek, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Eve Online, and the Halo franchises.

AMD contributed a FirePro W7000 card to help render the scenes, some of which can exceed 20 million polygons. Software includes Maya for modeling, animation and rigging, Houdini for explosions and NUKE (NUKE 9 is OpenCL-accelerated) for post production.

See the trailer below:

4K video workflows using Adobe Creative Cloud and AMD FirePro at Adobe MAX 2014

Posted by Tony DeYoung on September 29, 2014
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Adobe MAX 2014 is coming up next week and AMD FirePro will be demonstrating several FirePro-based solutions to accelerate complex 4k workflows (Premiere Pro CC, SpeedGrade, After Effects, Prelude, Photoshop) in Booth #113

  • Mac Pro running dual AMD FirePro D series GPUs
  • Dell Precision Workstation running dual AMD FirePro W9100s
  • HP EliteBook with AMD A10 APU

In addition to checking out the demos, stop by for the backpack and bag giveaways!

Tags: Adobe, Events

A bunch of furry apes running around Paris made possible by AMD FirePro + Maya + 3dsMax

Posted by Tony DeYoung on September 26, 2014

Demo of a bunch of furry apes running around Paris!  Actually a demo of complex 2k and 4k texturing using Autodesk Maya and 3dsMax made possible by the 16GB framebuffer on the #AMDFirePro W9100

Dell describes how workstation performance is the key to successful 4K video production workflows

Posted by Tony DeYoung on September 25, 2014

High performance is the key to successful 4K video production workflows. This video describes how Dell tower and rack workstations are used along with AMD FirePro WX100 series cards to deliver the highest possible performance in Assimilate SCRATCH and Adobe Premiere Pro.  Better performance at a lower cost points is why Dell w/ AMD FirePro leads in the UK.

Tags: 4K, Dell
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