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NVIDIA is pleased to announce the first Photo Champion for 3D Vision Live, Nick Saglimbeni. Regular visitors to the site should be well familiar with Nick's images. His Warehouse Wonderland image won the site's first monthly Photo Contest, and he was also the first repeat winner of the Contest two months later with Kim Kardashian's Wild West - one of the site's first 3D celebrity images. Nick is receiving the 2012 3D Vision Live Photo Champion Award as our formal...
Sorry folks for the delay in announcing the winner for May's Photo Contest - we had an issue with the search function and needed to make sure all entries were considered. Without further ado, on to the results! Alex Savin has been submitting some excellent images from his European adventures for some time now, and his "Fontana di Trevi" is a wonderful example of stereo photography that just plain works. The composition is top notch and the image is sharp throughout, which...
James Cameron continues to pioneer 3D technology. With the first Avatar he showed what 3D could add to the film experience. After criticizing the fast conversions from 2D to 3D that many Hollywood studios have released since Avatar, Cameron oversaw a team that turned Titanic into a 3D blockbuster. That film has been a commercial and critical success, showing what a year of meticulous conversion and $18 million can add to a 15-year-old movie. The director talks about Avatar,...
Marvel Entertainment was one of the first major Hollywood companies to commit to 3D movies. Beginning last summer, every movie based on a Marvel comic property was to be either filmed in 3D or converted to 3D for theatrical and home entertainment releases. When this mandate came down, Ari Arad (Iron Man), producer of Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, turned to NVIDIA to help with the production of the Sony Pictures sequel, which is now out on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD....
People are flocking to the theater to take in Pixar’s latest animated film, Brave, which we recommend seeing in 3D, of course. After seeing the movie you can relive the adventure by picking up the gorgeous Brave: The Video Game for PC. The third-person action/adventure game lets you play the role of Princess Merida—Pixar’s first female lead character—as you follow her adventures in a family-friendly storyline based on the film. Engage in bow-and-arrow and sword combat and...

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At the inaugural GPU Technology Conference Europe, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang today unveiled Xavier, our all-new AI supercomputer, designed for use in self-driving cars.

“This is the greatest SoC endeavor I have ever known, and we have been building chips for a very long time,” Huang said to the conference’s 1,600 attendees.

Xavier is a complete system-on-chip (SoC), integrating a new GPU architecture called Volta, a custom 8 core CPU architecture, and a new computer vision accelerator. The processor will deliver 20 TOPS (trillion operations per second) of performance, while consuming only 20 watts of power. As the brain of a self-driving car, Xavier is designed to be compliant with critical automotive standards, such as the ISO 26262 functional safety specification.

At the inaugural GPU Technology Conference Europe, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang today unveiled Xavier, our all-new AI supercomputer, designed for use in self-driving cars.

Packed with 7 billion transistors, and manufactured using cutting-edge 16nm FinFET process technology, a single Xavier AI processor will be able to replace today’s DRIVE PX 2 configured with dual mobile SoCs and dual discrete GPUs — at a fraction of the power consumption.

Because autonomous driving is an incredibly compute-intense process, the need for an efficient AI processor is paramount. Xavier will bring self-driving car technology to automakers, tier 1 suppliers, startups and R&D organizations that are building autonomous vehicles, whether cars, trucks, shuttles or taxis.

Xavier samples will be available the fourth quarter of 2017 to automakers, tier 1 suppliers, startups and research institutions who are developing self-driving cars.

 

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Two of Europe’s top AI research centers entered into collaborations today with NVIDIA to ramp up their efforts in the fast-growing field.

The joint work with the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence — known by the German language acronym DFKI — and Switzerland’s Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence — known by the Italian language acronym IDSIA — was announced today by NVIDIA CEO and co-founder Jen-Hsun Huang.

“This important instrument of AI research should be put into the hands of the world’s best AI scientists,” Huang told 1,600 attendees at our inaugural GTC Europe conference in Amsterdam.

The organizations — which rank among the Europe’s most important research institutions in deep learning — will be among the first users NVIDIA’s new DGX-1 AI supercomputer.

“They’ll have access to the DGX-1 AI supercomputer, they’ll have access to our research, and, of course, they’ll have all kinds of abilities to collaborate with us to move AI into society in a good way,” Huang said.

DGX-1 packs 170 teraflops of computing power, equal to 250 conventional servers, into a single box. It’s powered by eight NVIDIA Pascal powered Tesla P100 accelerators, interconnected with high-speed NVIDIA NVLink technology, and includes a range of deep learning frameworks.

NVIDIA will provide the Germany’s DFKI with both research funding over four years and one of the first available NVIDIA DGX-1 supercomputers.

“The strengthening of our co-operation with NVIDIA will further accelerate the considerable advances DFKI has made in the domains of self-driving cars, multimedia opinion mining, emergency response and Industry 4.0,” said Damian Borth, director of DFKI’s Deep Learning Competence Center. “It complements the ambitions of the Deep Learning Competence Center to enhance basic research and industrial knowledge transfer in the field of AI.”

Huang also announced a collaboration with the IDSIA, located near Lugano, which will also receive research funding over four years and and a DGX-1 AI supercomputer.

“We are delighted to extend our interaction with NVIDIA through this initiative,” said Jürgen Schmidhuber, scientific director of IDSIA. “Since the 1980s I have been working on building an AI smarter than myself so that I can retire! The methods we have developed on the way to this goal are now heavily used by the world’s most valuable public companies. But much remains to be done, and NVIDIA’s support will help us continue to push the limits.”

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