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NVIDIA QUADRO® Platforms Enable a New Era of Scalable Supercomputing


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NVIDIA QUADRO® Platforms Enable a New Era of Scalable Supercomputing

NVIDIA® Professional "Off-the-Shelf" Solutions Signal a New Era of Computing for Technical Applications such as VizSim, Medical Imaging, Science, Film and Video, Automotive, and Aerospace

BANGALORE, INDIA-AUGUST 1, 2005-NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today introduced a new range of scalable visual computing platforms. These new platforms signal a fundamental shift in the market from legacy solutions that are prohibitively expensive to install and maintain, to standardised platforms that scale efficiently over time.

These standardised platforms feature a wide range of NVIDIA industry solutions that include:

  • NVIDIA Quadro® commercial off the shelf (COTS) graphics solutions
  • NVIDIA nForce™ Professional media and communications processors (MCPs)
  • NVIDIA® ForceWare™ unified driver architecture (UDA)
  • NVIDIA® Gelato™ rendering software
  • NVIDIA® Scene Graph software

At SIGGRAPH 2005, NVIDIA will showcase examples of platforms that will reshape industries:

  • Scientific Visualisation - An immersive visualisation dome showing interactive real time and rendered content, created and displayed at the Hayden Planetarium in the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, and found in many of the world's leading planetariums - all displayed using a single AMD Opteron-based HP xw9300 workstation. Designed and engineered by Elumenati using projection technology from Elumens and Christie, the dome offers SIGGRAPH attendees an array of high-definition visual experiences, ranging from the smallest molecules to the largest galaxies in the universe.
  • Film and Broadcast - A digital production pipeline enabling the creation, finishing, and delivery of cutting edge content leveraging the same digital assets throughout the entire high precision, FP16 OpenEXR formatted pipeline with NVIDIA Gelato and Sorbetto™ rendering and relighting technology, and the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4000 SDI integrated graphics-to-video solution delivering high definition 10-bit uncompressed SDI content.
  • Automotive Styling and Design - A six system visualisation cluster that uses the NVIDIA Quadro G-Sync option board to framelock six high resolution projection displays and run an interactive automotive styling application from Realtime Technology.

"Realtime Technology designs real-time visualisation technologies, services and solutions for automotive and aircraft clients, such as Porsche, Airbus, BMW, and DaimlerChrysler," said Ludwig A. Fuchs, co-founder and CTO of Realtime Technology. "NVIDIA platforms allow these customers to deploy standardised prototyping and demonstration systems that can be widely deployed across an organisation. These systems are far more cost-effective and scalable than the legacy proprietary systems they are quickly replacing."

These NVIDIA nForce Professional-based solutions employ the latest NVIDIA Quadro graphics to deliver a level of compute power never before found in "off the shelf" workstations. These platforms incorporate NVIDIA hardware and software technology designed to meet the needs of customers in markets where performance and image quality requirements are paramount.

"NVIDIA is addressing the needs of the most demanding users, all of whom expect optimal customised, yet readily available solutions, engineered for high-performance and reliability," stated Gautam Shah, president of Colfax International. "As technology evolves, so must the solutions, and we are seeing our customers move towards COTS-based systems to replace their legacy systems, at a fraction of the cost."

These NVIDIA platforms are now available widely through leading OEMs and NVIDIA channel partners PNY Technologies (US and EMEA), Leadtek (APAC), and Elsa (Japan). For more information on this and the full line-up of NVIDIA professional solutions, please visit //

NVIDIA Corporation is a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors. The Company’s products enhance the end-user experience on consumer and professional computing devices. NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs), media and communications processors (MCPs), and wireless media processors (WMPs) have broad market reach and are incorporated into a variety of platforms, including consumer and enterprise PCs, notebooks, workstations, PDAs, mobile phones, and video game consoles. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and employs more than 2,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit the Company’s Web site at

Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to our relationships with customers and partners in the film industry and the features, benefits, performance and capability of the NVIDIA Quadro FX are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, delays in ramping new products into production, adoption of other technologies or products by those in the film industry, manufacturing defects, incompatibility of technologies, reliance on third-party manufacturers, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, n changes in the film industry standards, our dependence on third-party developers and other risks detailed from time to time in the NVIDIA reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended October 24, 2004. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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