NVIDIA Technology At WinHEC

NVIDIA today announced that Bill Gates, chairman and chief software
architect, Microsoft  demonstrated cutting-edge NVIDIA-based technology in
his keynote address yesterday at the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC).
Gates’ speech was titled "Seamless Computing: Hardware Advances for a New
Generation of Software." During his address, Gates demonstrated the concept of
"Personal Supercomputing."

The demonstration featured a real-time fluid dynamics
simulation running on a cluster of 64-bit servers. NVIDIA Quadro(R)-based
workstations then drove a stereoscopic display with high-powered DLP (digital
light processing) projectors. The 2,500+ attendees, wearing 3D glasses supplied by NVIDIA, were able to
observe the real-time analysis of water flowing through a turbine as it was
calculated and then displayed in 3D on a thirty-foot screen. In real life, such
an application can provide scientists with a better representation of their
research and convey complex data in new and innovative ways.

NVIDIA NVIDIA Technology At WinHEC
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NVIDIA today announced that Bill Gates, chairman and chief software
architect, Microsoft  demonstrated cutting-edge NVIDIA-based technology in
his keynote address yesterday at the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC).
Gates’ speech was titled "Seamless Computing: Hardware Advances for a New
Generation of Software." During his address, Gates demonstrated the concept of
"Personal Supercomputing." The demonstration featured a real-time fluid dynamics
simulation running on a cluster of 64-bit servers. NVIDIA Quadro(R)-based
workstations then drove a stereoscopic display with high-powered DLP (digital
light processing) projectors.

The 2,500+ attendees, wearing 3D glasses supplied by NVIDIA, were able to
observe the real-time analysis of water flowing through a turbine as it was
calculated and then displayed in 3D on a thirty-foot screen. In real life, such
an application can provide scientists with a better representation of their
research and convey complex data in new and innovative ways.

Also at WinHEC, Jim Allchin, vice president, Platforms Group, Microsoft,
showcased "Always Ready," a technology demo developed by Microsoft with NVIDIA
and First International Computer, Inc. (FIC).

"Always Ready" technology allows a PC-based system to appear as if it is "shut
down" — with fans turned off and chip components slowed down. Computers in this
state consume approximately 30 – 40% less power.

An "Always Ready" system delivers three important features required to bring the
PC into the living room:

– It is silent
– It is instantly responsive
– It is designed to complement other components of the home entertainment
system.

Additionally, Brad Carpenter, director, Windows Hardware and Driver Quality,
Microsoft, discussed high-definition audio and Universal Audio Architecture (UAA),
a Microsoft-led initiative to provide a transparent "it just works" consumer
experience and to improve the quality of audio on Windows-based PCs. In his
demo, Carpenter played for the audience a song in a standard two-channel system
followed by the same song in a surround-sound, seven-channel system –
illustrating a dramatic difference in quality. NVIDIA is a backer of the UAA
initiative.

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