SIGGRAPH Asia 2014, Asia’s largest computer graphics (CG) event, will be held in Shenzhen, China, for the first time from December 3 to 6
More than 7,700 attendees from over 60 countries are expected at the conference and exhibition, which will feature a myriad of experts and exhibits in fields such as hardware and software, film and game production, as well as research and education.
The conference will include a Business Symposium, dealing with discussions related to the business, creative management, production and efficiency, as well as best practices of the computer graphics industry; Computer Animation Festival that showcases the most innovative and compelling of international animation and visual effects works; courses on contemporary topics in computer graphics and interactive techniques, and a showcase of emerging technologies which features hands-on demonstrations and installations focusing on virtual reality, augmented reality, robotics, wearable devices, 3D graphics, haptic devices and more .
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Visitors to SIGGRAPH Asia last week were the first to see and catch the demo of NVIDIA GRID VCA in Asia.
Essentially, NVIDIA GRID VCA is a powerful GPU-based system that runs complex applications such as Autodesk and sends their graphics output over the network to be displayed on a client computer. This gives users the graphics experience they would get from a dedicated desktop workstation.
When available in Asia in the first half of 2014, NVIDIA GRID VCA will bring graphics power to small and medium businesses, and workgroups in large enterprises.
Design firms, film studios, post production facilities, architectural firms, and other businesses can then give creative and engineering design teams access to graphics-intensive applications with unprecedented performance, flexibility and security.
Power is a big limitation in mobile devices despite improvements in battery power, according to Neil Trevett, Vice President Mobile Content of NVIDIA.
“Power is the new performance limiter. Developers need to use acceleration to preserve battery life and high performance,” he said at NVIDIA Tech Talk at SIGGRAPH Asia in Hong Kong.
On the other hand, advanced mobile GPUs and new sensors are combining to make vision processing the next wave of mobile visual processing. NVIDIA is building a stack of advanced silicon, APIs and libraries to enable advanced mobile vision applications.
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Computer graphic professionals and enthusiasts made a beeline to Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in the opening day of SIGGRAPH Asia. The show has returned to Hong Kong after being held in Singapore last year. Interest for the show must be high because Kobe is making a bid to host the 2015 edition.
Exhibitors were working hard to get ready for SIGGRAPH Asia, which starts tomorrow at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Among them are HP and NVIDIA which have lined up two full-days of Tech Talks on “Shaping the future of visual computing”. Also on display are demos which showcase the power of GPU computing from the Quadro range of professional desktop GPUs to the NVIDIA GRID VCA.