NVIDIA Storms Autodesk University

by Etienne DeGroot

Go outside, grab a handful of dirt. That may be just about the only thing you touch today that wasn’t designed by Autodesk’s computer-aided design (CAD) software. Autodesk builds the most widely used CAD software on the planet. Our goal: to help make it even more ubiquitous.

We’re at the company’s annual Autodesk University conference in Las Vegas this week  talking about how we’re building the best Autodesk user experience, and how we’re working to make  it accessible anywhere, anytime.

Here’s what we are showing:

  • Our new Quadro K6000 GPU running Autodesk’s Maya 3D animation software, allowing designers to create and render models of unprecedented size and complexity.
  • Our GRID technology running Autodesk’s AutoCAD CAD software, and other applications, via Citrix XenDesktop on Dell’s R720 server.
  • The NVIDIA GRID Visual Computing Appliance (VCA) running Autodesk’s AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit, Maya and 3ds Max software – with 3dsMax used to showcase the multi-GPU flexibility of GRID VCA for iRay rendering.
  • AutoCAD running on the Mainframe2 browser-based cloud computing service, powered by our NVIDIA GRID cloud-computing technology. You can experience exactly what Mainframe2 is showing in our booth by going here: http://www.mainframe2.com/live

Visit us at booth 1713 in the main exhibit hall; or visit HP’s, Dell’s and Lenovo’s booths to learn what our partners are doing with our graphics technologies to deliver the best performance and visual experience to their customers.