[Originally posted on 08/08/18]
AMD is returning to this year’s Siggraph event that is being held in the beautiful city of Vancouver, Canada. Running from August 12-16th, Siggraph 2018 is a five-day immersion into the latest innovations in CG, animation, VR and more. Be sure to stop by our booth #1101 and witness some of the incredible demos we will have on display.
Check out the recently announced second generation AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ CPU flexing its 32 cores across a wide variety of workflows, including a unique rack-mounted dual-Threadripper system running a virtualized Houdini® VFX production and rendering environment remoted to zero clients. If that doesn’t sound cool, we also have a single Threadripper system that is showcasing the complete workflow process, running Maya viewport interactivity with complex animation rigging, fluid simulation on Bifrost and rendering on Arnold – all on one machine! This is just the tip of what AMD powered solutions can do today.
The real magic begins to happen when you start combining AMD products together. AMD is the only company in the world that offers both high end CPUs and GPUs. When you combine the new Threadripper CPU with a powerful Radeon™ Pro professional graphics card, the ultimate content creation machine is born. Take a look at our GPU-accelerated rendering demo using the latest Blender® Cycles renderer, and see the incredible speed AMD is able to deliver to content creators everywhere.
Not interested in desktop workstation performance? Need something that’s powerful yet portable? On display at our booth is a cloud rendering demo using our AMD Radeon Instinct™ MI25. With the Radeon Instinct MI25 powering the cloud, you can take a thin client or notebook and run Blender on it with exceptional viewport and rendering performance. Alternatively, we are also showcasing Sonnet’s eGPU (external graphics) solution that shows how one can boost their graphics performance on their notebook simply by plugging in the Sonnet eGPU with AMD Radeon™ Pro WX 9100 graphics in it, turning your thin and light notebook in to a desktop workstation powerhouse.
From Threadripper™ to EPYC™ , Radeon™ Pro to Radeon Instinct™ , AMD is sure to have a content creation solution that’s the right fit for you. There are many other interesting and cool demos that will be shown at our booth so be sure to drop by and be amazed!
Warren Eng is a Product Marketing Manager for professional graphics at AMD. His postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies or opinions. Links to third party sites are provided for convenience and unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such linked sites and no endorsement is implied. GD-5