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"For our styling design requirements, we developed specialized tools that run alongside our RTT global standard platform," said Daisuke Ide, system engineer at Honda Research and Development. "Our TOPS tool, which uses Nvidia Iray on our Nvidia GPU cluster, enables us to evaluate our original design data as if it were real. This allows us to explore more designs so we can create better designs faster and more affordably."
Nvidia is also partnering with VMware to make Nvidia GRID technology available on the VMware Horizon DaaS (desktop-as-a-service) platform. The platform makes possible 3D graphics on virtualized desktops and applications delivered through the cloud. Nvidia said DaaS can improve productivity by making mobile access and remote collaboration for project teams or contractors in multiple locations a reality. The technology is immediately available.
"VMware Horizon DaaS Platform with Nvidia GRID is a great solution for companies with high-powered computing and visual graphics needs," said Sumit Dhawan, vice president and general manager of End-User Computing at VMware.
"It enables businesses to drive innovation via instant mobile access and collaboration across users worldwide by delivering exceptional 3D quality graphics applications from the cloud. With VMware and Nvidia working together, customers and service providers benefit from working with two industry leaders in their respective fields," he added.
Mobile Supercomputer for Embedded Systems
Finally, Nvidia believes it has paved the way for a new generation of applications that tap computer vision, image processing and real-time data processing with the Nvidia Jetson TK1 Development Kit, which leverages compute capabilities to make possible new computer-vision applications for the robotics, medical, avionics and auto industries. The Nvidia Jetson TK1 Development Kit can be pre-ordered for $192 in the U.S.
"Jetson TK1 fast tracks embedded computing into a future where machines interact and adapt to their environments in real time," said Ian Buck, vice president of Accelerated Computing at Nvidia. "This platform enables developers to fully harness computer vision in handheld devices, bringing supercomputing capabilities to low-power devices."