Visual computing major NVIDIA announced its GRID technology that will enable businesses across India to deploy graphics-accelerated virtual desktops for their employees, cost-effectively, anywhere and on any device.

Servers from Cisco, Dell, HP, IBM and others are now incorporating NVIDIA GRID into their desktop virtualisation solutions, the company announced. Combined with enterprise virtualisation software from Citrix, Microsoft or VMware, these solutions can deliver GPU-accelerated applications and desktops to engineers, designers, architects, product design teams and special-effects artists, said Jen-Hsun Huang, co-founder, president and chief executive officer, NVIDIA.

The GRID technology enables employees to use their own notebooks and portable devices to access all their office productivity and design applications virtually, just as they would at their desks, as long as they are connected via the Internet.


IBM announced that it has completed a digital plan for the Dighi Port Industrial Area in Maharashtra, in association with the Delhi–Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation Ltd. (DMICDC). IBM said it worked with DMICDC to support one of the biggest industrial development projects of Indian government by helping build smarter and sustainable cities.

According to an IBM release, the Integrated Communication Technology (ICT) Master Plan for Dighi Port Industrial Area, developed by IBM, provides a futuristic roadmap for the area, including the use of technology to deliver services to business and citizens such as monitoring energy consumption, traffic visualisation, improved water management, and enhanced public safety. Using IBM’s Smarter Cities software, the Intelligent Operations Center, a command centre will be established to integrate and interconnect information from various departments and agencies throughout the city to improve safety, prevent and anticipate problems, and improve the quality of life for citizens.


Global hardware firm Analog Devices announced that it will partner with the Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE) of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc.) on scientific and research programmes in the field of MEMS (micromachines) and nanosciences in India. CeNSE was established in 2010 to pursue interdisciplinary research with a focus on nanoscale system. It has an industry affiliate programme that helps liaison with the industry, infuse innovation, and accelerate commercialisation of active research, a release stated.

In a release, Rudra Pratap, founder-chairperson of CeNSE, said: “ADI’s partnership will give CeNSE much closer ties with the industry. It will enable our researchers to work directly on industry problems, help translate cutting-edge research and technological innovation into products and services, and commercialise them successfully.”


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