NVIDIA Quadro2 Pro Graphics Now Available On Next-Generation HP Workstations; NVIDIA GPUs Featured in HP Itanium-based Systems.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
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NVDA NonVisual Desktop Access (open-source screen reader) ) announced today that NVIDIA Quadro The NVIDIA Quadro is a series of AGP and PCI Express graphics cards created by the NVIDIA Corporation. The cards are designed to accelerate CAD (Computer-Aided Design) and DCC (digital content creation) and are usually found in workstations. (TM)2 Pro graphics solutions will be used in Hewlett-Packard Company's line of professional workstations based on the Intel(R) Itanium(TM) processor.
The Quadro2 Pro is NVIDIA's fastest workstation solution, delivering unprecedented 3D and 2D performance for the engineering professional. The Quadro2 Pro includes a hardware antialiased line engine, 6.4GB/sec. bandwidth enabling work in fully textured mode while achieving real-time frame rates, and a 64MB unified frame buffer An area of memory used to hold a frame of data. Typically used for screen output, the buffer is the size of the maximum image that can be displayed on the screen. The memory, which is either a separate memory bank on the display adapter or a reserved part of regular memory, holds a -- providing ample room for high-resolution, 32bpp textures. With 1.0G pixels/sec. rendering power and 31M triangles/sec. geometry processing Geometry processing is a fast-growing area of research that uses concepts from applied mathematics, computer science, and engineering to design efficient algorithms for the acquisition, reconstruction, analysis, manipulation, simulation and transmission of complex 3D models. power, the Quadro2 Pro is an ideal choice for any design environment.
"NVIDIA works with industry leaders, including HP, to define the future of graphics computing," stated Jeff Fisher Jeffrey Michael Fisher (born February 25, 1958) is an American football head coach, currently the head coach of the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League. With the resignation of Pittsburgh's Bill Cowher, Fisher now has the longest tenure as head coach with , vice president of sales at NVIDIA. "HP's decision to offer the Quadro2 Pro in their next-generation workstations demonstrates NVIDIA's ability to rapidly deliver optimizations that take advantage of the leading-edge technology introduced by the Intel Itanium processor."
"HP workstations equipped with NVIDIA GPUs embody the cutting-edge of graphics technology," stated Larry Mahoney, Itanium-based workstations product manager, HP Technical Computing Division. "NVIDIA's products are an excellent choice for HP's Itanium-based workstations because of the Quadro2 Pro's many Itanium-specific optimizations and strong compatibility."
The Quadro2 Pro features the NVIDIA unified driver architecture (UDA (Universal Data Access) An umbrella term from Microsoft for its combined set of standards for file and database access. UDA includes ODBC, ADO, OLE DB and RDS. See ODBC, ADO, OLE DB and RDS. ), which allows forward-and-backward as well as top-to-bottom compatibility, greatly reducing support costs by simplifying system maintenance. NVIDIA's UDA has been optimized to take advantage of the many new features introduced by the Intel Itanium processor, including support for 64-bit memory addressability and the ability to take advantage of Intel's Explicitly Parallel Instruction Computing Explicitly Parallel Instruction Computing (EPIC) is a computing paradigm that began to be researched in the early 1980s resulting in a U.S. patent 4,847,755 (Gordon Morrison, et. al). This paradigm is also called Independence architectures. (EPIC) technology.
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