April 5, 2014

NAB 2014: Nvidia showing GPU solutions for 4K and the cloud

LAS VEGAS – Nvidia (www.nvidia.com) is at NAB with GPU solutions ranging from HD to 4K. The company is showcasing desktop and mobile GPU technology, as well as cloud-based solutions.

Nvidia notes that its GPUs currently power over 150 media and entertainment software applications, plug-ins and turnkey solutions, helping to accelerate performance. At NAB, Nvidia is showing GPU-accelerated workflows for 4K video and animation pipelines. Using the Quadro K6000 GPU, professionals can do their best work at high resolutions and high frame rates. 12GBs of on-board memory and Nvidia’s Kepler GPU architecture deliver power that allows users to work at high levels of complexity and richness. 

The company’s demos include GPU-accelerated 4K workflows in Adobe Creative Cloud, powered by a Quadro K6000 on a Dell Precision T7610 workstation; realtime GPU debayering for Red camera media playback in Adobe Premiere Pro CC on an HP Z820 workstation with Quadro K6000 GPUs; and a Quadro K6000 powering realtime final-frame rendering via Chaos Group’s V-Ray on a Dell Precision T7610 workstation.

Nvidia’s Quadro K6000 and an HP Z820 workstation are also being used in a 4K hi-res animation pipeline running Autodesk Maya. Nvidia recently unveiled its Iray Visual Computing Appliance (VCA), which accelerates ray tracing, enabling VFX artists, animators and modelers to design and render in realtime with photorealistic digital models and scenes. Iray VCA boasts eight of Nvidia’s highest-end GPUs, with 12GB of memory each and a total of 23,040 CUDA cores. The Iray VCA demo will feature a plug-in for Autodesk Maya, visualized on an HP Z1 workstation.

At NAB, Nvidia will also showcase its GRID solution, including delivery of Adobe Creative Cloud via Dell’s PowerEdge R720 rack server remotely to a Dell Precision M3800 mobile workstation.