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Your company's engineering and design teams need the right hardware infrastructure to support critical business processes. CADplace looks at important hardware tools and issues.

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AMD Bets With a New Stack of Chips

After a tough slog in recent years, Advanced Micro Devices has begun to make real progress in its transition from semiconductor designer for consumers’ personal computers…

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HP Z840 Workstation Review

The HP Z840 ($10,044 as tested) is a high-end workstation desktop made for hypercritical engineering and scientific tasks on projects that could potentially affect thousa…

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Cambridge University turns to Intel Xeon Phi chips to meet growing high performance computing demands

The University of Cambridge plans to transition high performance computing (HPC) workloads to Intel’s Xeon Phi co-processors to meet growing demands for parallel processi…

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Uninstalling NVIDIA Quadro Drivers on your workstation

Normally you only need to update the drivers for your NVIDIA Quadro graphics card, but situations do arise when the driver must be uninstalled in order to keep your syste…

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Uninstalling AMD FirePro Catalyst Drivers on your workstation

Normally you only need to update the drivers for your AMD FirePro graphics card, but situations do arise when the driver must be removed in order to keep your system conf…

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The future of workstations is in the cloud

Downtown Paris : Dell presents a round table of experts to discuss the future of the professional workstation. What does this means for designers and engineers? It means …

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NVIDIA unveils the future of the Quadro family : here are the new features for professional graphics

NVIDIA is the market leader in professional graphics. At Siggraph 2014 the company unveils the new generation of Quadro GPUs.

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New SPECapc benchmark released for PTC Creo 3.0

Eight workflows test all aspects of hardware performance for use with Creo.

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The redesigned Lenovo ThinkStation P900 delivers powerful graphics and computing for design

Does your project demand all the computing and graphics you can throw at it? When you need workstation power, you need the ThinkStation P900. It's been completely redesig…

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Lenovo ThinkStation P-Series : full family feature comparison

The ThinkStation workstations are all new. CADplace shares this table of feature-comparisons with you.

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What is new in Lenovo's ultra-high-end ThinkStation? Comparing the ThinkStation P900 & the ThinkStation D30

The new ThinkStation P900 is the next generation, no-limits, ultimate performance, Lenovo ThinkStation. By replacing the ThinkStation D30, the P900 sits at the top of the…

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What is new in Lenovo's compact, dual processor, ThinkStation P700? Comparing the ThinkStation P700 & the ThinkStation C30

How does the new dual CPU ThinkStation P700 improve on the previous generation? The P-series has a new design inside and out, support for more storage & memory, and adds …

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What is new in Lenovo's ThinkStation P500? Comparing the ThinkStation P500 & the ThinkStation S30

How does the new ThinkStation P500 improve on the previous generation? The P-series has a new design inside and out, support for more storage & memory, and adds the lates…

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OpenCL delivers simulation performance for Nastran and Abaqus

More CAE applications are supporting GPU computing. Siemens and Dassault Systemes use OpenCL to optimize simulation problems and deliver higher performance.

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The Lenovo ThinkStation P300 SFF review : a compact & capable CAD workstation

How small can a powerful workstation be? The answer is “ThinkStation-P300-small”, that's how small. CADplace looks at the features and performance of the ThinkStation P30…

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Tulane Accelerates Discovery with Hybrid Supercomputer

The rich culture and distinctive charm of the city of New Orleans served as the backdrop for this year’s annual Supercomputing Conference (SC14). If you haven’t been befo…

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OpenCL delivers simulation performance for Nastran and Abaqus

More CAE applications are supporting GPU computing. Siemens and Dassault Systemes use OpenCL to optimize simulation problems and deliver higher performance.

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AMD's FirePro W8100 delivers performance for CAD, visualization, and simulation

When designers need high-performance CAD graphics then they usually need a lot more – amazing rendering performance and fast simulations. The the AMD FirePro W8100 delive…

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AMD's FirePro W4100 : the best graphics for your small form-factor CAD workstation

When AMD introduced the 2014 FirePro product line, they added the FirePro W4100 in between the mid-range W5100 and the entry-level W2100. In this review, CADplace takes a…

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Workstation market remains solid in third quarter

New report from Jon Peddie Research shows 4.7% gain from 3Q13.