If you’re using software to measure the quality of your gaming experience, you’re missing something. We’ve been working for years to analyze and improve the gaming experience for our customers. What we found is what many customers have long noticed: the most common software tool for measuring a game’s performance – FRAPs – doesn’t always… Read More
Our annual Investor Day conference in Santa Clara packed a few surprises for the 90-plus attendees and many hundreds listening in on the webcast of the event. Headlines were made by news that NVIDIA will be returning $1 billion to shareholders over the rest of this fiscal year, in addition to the $200 million returned… Read More
Turns out that cloud computing is about a lot more than faraway server rooms. Our CIO, Bob Worrall, was among a trio of panelists who spoke Monday at CES about how cloud computing is reshaping everyday devices. “[The cloud] gives consumers more choice, especially in the Android gaming space, where consumers aren’t boxed into content… Read More
Fear. Excitement. An inexplicable urge to tear off your clothes and run away into the desert and hide. No. It’s not the Mayan apocalypse – which has come and gone — it’s the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next week. And, as always, it’s going to be a blinking, howling week of… Read More
Some dream of going to space. Others dream of climbing distant mountains. Trey Greer just wants to throw a pumpkin a half mile with a medieval siege weapon. Greer, John Poulton, and Steve Tell, engineers in NVIDIA’s Durham, North Carolina office were one of nine teams featured in the Science Channel series “Road to the… Read More
NEWSWEEK named NVIDIA the sixth-greenest publicly-traded company in the United States today, up four spots from last year’s ranking. Obviously, we’re honored. NVIDIA employees are passionate about going green. In June, leading environmental nonprofit Acterra gave NVIDIA its Acterra Award For Sustainability for large companies. In August, we became the first high-tech company in the… Read More
Send an untrained photographer to capture the action at a children’s soccer game with a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera and the result is almost always a mess. The equipment may cost $1,500 or more, but without the expertise needed to capture an image of a moving ball – or to account for the variations… Read More
PC gaming enthusiasts are demanding customers. Just ask Frank Azor at Dell’s Alienware unit. Or Wallace Santos at Maingear. Or Kelt Reeves at Falcon Northwest. I know this breed well. As a co-founder and CEO of BFG – and an avid gamer – I quickly learned the most demanding customers always have time for someone with something special to offer.
Tomohiro Kashiwagi hops out of the white van that I’ve been following, as I ease my rental car into his driveway. “Do you smell that?” he asks. At first, it’s hard to identify. Fried chicken? Tempura? Neither, actually. The scent is coming from the tailpipe of Kashiwagi’s van. “This van runs on the biodiesel fuel that we make here,” he says, patting the hood.
GPU supercomputers and HPCs delivering 100x speed-ups, are they for real? A handful of the 30+ attendees at the June 6th meeting of the HPC & GPU Supercomputing Group of Silicon Valley seemed to think so, while the rest remained skeptical. Throughout the meetup’s featured talk, Jike Chong, adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon, principal application… Read More
Picking up where it left off just a month ago at CES, NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 processor continues to fuel the supertablet revolution here at MWC 2011 in Barcelona. This morning, LG took the wraps off of the Tegra 2 powered Optimus Pad tablet, the world’s first to feature a 3D camera for capture and sharing… Read More