Gabriel Consulting Group (GCG) is a research, analysis, and consulting firm dedicated to helping our clients achieve maximum return on their Information Technology investment.

Find Us on Facebook Find Us on LinkedIn Find Us on Twitter

Read More...

Main Menu
GCG in the News
GCG Press Room
Recent Research
GCG Products & Services
GCG News and Views
About GCG
Search
Contact Us
GCG News and Views
China Cluster Combat Concluded PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 19:02

The first annual Asia Student Cluster Challenge (ASCC) has raised the bar: a monster LINPACK score and the first-ever three-peat overall champion! Join the conversation at studentclustercomp.com.

 

Share this post

Submit China Cluster Combat Concluded in Delicious Submit China Cluster Combat Concluded in Digg Submit China Cluster Combat Concluded in FaceBook Submit China Cluster Combat Concluded in Google Bookmarks Submit China Cluster Combat Concluded in Stumbleupon Submit China Cluster Combat Concluded in Technorati Submit China Cluster Combat Concluded in Twitter
 
GTC 2013: Car Crazy: State-of-the-Art Sat Nav and more PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 00:00

Is it easier to drive on a cartoon map or one with real 3D roads, buildings, and sometimes even people? Audi (and Google) believe that more real is more better, so they’ve incorporated Google Earth into Audi’s sat nav. (This feature is also available in some VW models as well.) It’s not a completely new feature, but it’s been upgraded substantially over the past few years to be much more than just nav with satellite photos.

In this short video Dave Anderson, NVIDIA’s Automotive Applications Manager, walks us through the nav feature on an Audi A7 that was parked on the show floor at GTC 2013. In our exercise, we charted a course from the San Jose convention center to downtown Detroit – a 2,400 mile trip.


Read more...
 

Share this post

Submit GTC 2013: Car Crazy: State-of-the-Art Sat Nav and more in Delicious Submit GTC 2013: Car Crazy: State-of-the-Art Sat Nav and more in Digg Submit GTC 2013: Car Crazy: State-of-the-Art Sat Nav and more in FaceBook Submit GTC 2013: Car Crazy: State-of-the-Art Sat Nav and more in Google Bookmarks Submit GTC 2013: Car Crazy: State-of-the-Art Sat Nav and more in Stumbleupon Submit GTC 2013: Car Crazy: State-of-the-Art Sat Nav and more in Technorati Submit GTC 2013: Car Crazy: State-of-the-Art Sat Nav and more in Twitter
 
GTC 2013: Car 2.0; Software-defined driving PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 22 April 2013 17:38

What’s your next car dashboard going to look like? The answer may well be: however you want it to look. If NVIDIA has its way, car manufacturers and owners will have a much wider range of choices when it comes to dashboard displays, navigation sophistication, and personalizing car to owner.

The computer hardware foundation is NVIDIA’s Visual Computing Module (VCM), a small computer on a card with a Tegra processor, RAM, and solid state memory. This module is the brain of the car-to-user interface: it manages the instrument cluster, entertainment system, climate control, communications, and navigation tasks.

If NVIDIA’s VCM catches on, it could give rise to a new wrinkle in the auto market: an upgrade path. In the past, cool new features were introduced to the motoring public in new models every year or two. Sure, you could upgrade the entertainment and nav features with aftermarket products, but installing a fully integrated solution can be an expensive proposition. Many drivers take the cheap route by using their smartphones or other devices for directions or entertainment storage.

According to Dave Anderson, NVIDIA’s Automotive Applications Manager, NVIDIA is planning to keep the same packaging (including the pinout) for successive VCMs, so they’d have socket compatibility from generation to generation. Improvements could include more memory, more processing power, and new features/functions that the faster hardware would enable.

 

Read more...
 

Share this post

Submit GTC 2013: Car 2.0; Software-defined driving in Delicious Submit GTC 2013: Car 2.0; Software-defined driving in Digg Submit GTC 2013: Car 2.0; Software-defined driving in FaceBook Submit GTC 2013: Car 2.0; Software-defined driving in Google Bookmarks Submit GTC 2013: Car 2.0; Software-defined driving in Stumbleupon Submit GTC 2013: Car 2.0; Software-defined driving in Technorati Submit GTC 2013: Car 2.0; Software-defined driving in Twitter
 
IBM Elective X-ectomy? Partial or Full? PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 22 April 2013 00:00

Is IBM selling all or part of their x86 server biz to PC giant Lenovo? Nothing has been confirmed by either party, but it sure looks like there’s something in the works. So what might this deal look like? Begin speculation mode now…

I don’t see IBM selling off the entire System x division to Lenovo. What they’ll sell is the most commoditized and least differentiated boxes in their product line. This means goodbye to their single- and dual-socket tower servers for sure. It also means that they’ll probably bid farewell to almost all of the models in their M3 and M4 rackmount server lineup. Selling off this part of System x removes sixteen SKUs. So what will IBM keep?

Read more...
 

Share this post

Submit IBM Elective X-ectomy? Partial or Full? in Delicious Submit IBM Elective X-ectomy? Partial or Full? in Digg Submit IBM Elective X-ectomy? Partial or Full? in FaceBook Submit IBM Elective X-ectomy? Partial or Full? in Google Bookmarks Submit IBM Elective X-ectomy? Partial or Full? in Stumbleupon Submit IBM Elective X-ectomy? Partial or Full? in Technorati Submit IBM Elective X-ectomy? Partial or Full? in Twitter
 
Radio Free HPC: The Joy of RDMA? PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 18 April 2013 00:00

In this follow-up podcast to the GPU Technology Conference, the RFHPC team mulls over a talk by GE’s Dustin Franklin, GPU app specialist. Dustin’s topic was GPU-direct RDMA; was this a first look at real-world RDMA with GPU-to-GPU communications?

Follow along as the guys describe flow charts on technical slides that are not yet approved for viewing by the “great unwashed masses” – but make no mistake, they’re impressed by what they saw. Dan “knows a guy” who can divulge more, and offers to arrange an inquisition with Henry. Henry promised to “be nice,” whatever he means by that. Rich missed this GTC session and several others while “conducting interviews,” whatever he means by that. Dan offers another characterization.

And this just in: there’s a great deal of information available on the Internet.

Listen to the podcast here.

Check the Radio Free HPC website for new episodes and more great content from Rich Brueckner of insideHPC, Henry Newman of Instrumental, Inc., and GCG's Dan Olds.

 

Share this post

Submit Radio Free HPC: The Joy of RDMA? in Delicious Submit Radio Free HPC: The Joy of RDMA? in Digg Submit Radio Free HPC: The Joy of RDMA? in FaceBook Submit Radio Free HPC: The Joy of RDMA? in Google Bookmarks Submit Radio Free HPC: The Joy of RDMA? in Stumbleupon Submit Radio Free HPC: The Joy of RDMA? in Technorati Submit Radio Free HPC: The Joy of RDMA? in Twitter
 
<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>

Page 3 of 40