Nashua-based Next Computing’s NextDimension Pro mobile workstation also does duty as a server.
Laptops started outselling desktop computers in 2008. Meanwhile, ever more capable chips from Nvidia and AMD allowed ever greater graphics firepower to go mobile.
So it comes as no surprise to hear more and more manufacturers make claims for mobile workstations–buffed up laptops for the most part–matching if not replacing your big iron workstation. You can judge for yourself this Thursday, January 27th when HP presents a webinar lead by Jon Peddie. Peddie’s research firm has a long history sussing out trends in graphics and computing–much of it for the moving image industry–so he’s worth listening to. Nvidia will also have someone on this free webcast, so it might be a good time to get up to date about what that company’s CUDA initiative has come up with.
Of course this will all be HP-centric. If you want to investigate another leader in the field, visit Next Computing’s site. Although this New Hampshire-based company is minuscule when compared to HP, they’ve been turning out potent, widely praised “luggable” workstations and servers aimed at graphics and editing for years. Their offerings are good to compare to HP’s more modest laptop line.
You can find out more info about HP’s webinar here.