JUNE 2018

RAVE exhibited at TSIS 2018 earlier this month and our president, Sara Blackmer, sat on the Big Data Analytics Panel Wednesday afternoon.

Big Data Analytics Panel Moderator was Dr. Denise Nicholson of SOAR Technology and the panelists were Dr. Liz Gehr ofThe Boeing Company, Sara Blackmer of RAVE Computer and David Gagliano of GDIT Global Solutions. The panel focused discussion around how and where analytics and high performance computing (HPC) is being used in the defense training and simulation industry today and what opportunities and challenges we might encounter while implementing more AI and HPC applications. 

The focus of the overall TSIS conference this year was on providing insight into DOD Training Community opportunities forthcoming in the near to mid future. read more

Are you going to Vancouver this August? RAVE is!  We are exhibiting for the first time at SIGGRAPH. If you aren’t familiar with SIGGRAPH - it is a five-day immersion into the latest innovations in CG, Animation, VR, Games, Digital Art, Mixed Reality and Emerging Technologies. Attendees experience research, hands-on demos, and fearless acts of collaboration.

Located at booth 310, we will be featuring our Rendering and A.I. capabilities with cutting edge demos utilizing the latest NVIDIA GV100s - and our latest Renderbeast (below).  We will also be showcasing a couple of brand-new hardware chassis’ – one for your desktop computing and one to power your 4K display.

This year’s conference will highlight Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques. SIGGRAPH 2018 will also offer a broad array of educational and hands-on opportunities and open the door to breakthrough technologies that will keep attendees on their game.

Visit their website if you haven't yet, we hope to see you there. 

DGX-1 Product Change Notification 

NVIDIA announces the qualification and availability of a new System BIOS version 3A05 for the DGX-1 with P100 and DGX-1 with V100 (16G and 32G options). NVIDIA requires that all customers qualify and update their DGX-1 Appliance with this latest firmware. This new update contains the Intel microcode update that addresses the previously announced CPU Speculative Side Channel Vulnerability CVE-2017-5715.

Effective immediately, all DGX-1 Appliances will ship wit
h this latest update.

Resources:
Intel Advisory (Intel-SA-00088)
CVE-2017-5715 Details

Affected Part Numbers:
* 920-22787-2500-000, DGX-1 Deep Learning System with P100
* 920-22787-2510-000, DGX-1 Deep Learning System with V100
* 920-22787-2511-000, DGX-1 Deep Learning System with V100-32G

Customer Action: For updating the DGX-1 Appliance BIOS follow instruction posted for Critical System BIOS firmware upgrade for all DGX-1 platforms on the NVIDIA Enterprise Support portal.

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Rick's Reflections
Rick Darter, Co-founder and CEO

With Dot.com and Y2K both driving the computer industry in the late 1990’s, these were booming times – the good ole days, before liability lawyers and when all of our vendors tried to out boondoggle each other. We worked hard and played hard. I will share an example.

The best memory is one where I took my dad on a four day trip to the 15th fairway at Pebble Beach watching the 2000 PGA US Open. We were guests at the private residence of Sun Microsystems founder Scott McNealy. My dad was a semi pro golfer in his younger years and held a low handicap into his 60’s. Each day we were there Dad was able to receive private lessons from the Pebble Beach pro’s. He talked about this the rest of his life.

On New Year’s Eve 1999, I remember watching the ball drop in places on the other side of the earth waiting to see if the dire Y2K predictions of mass computer failures were going to happen. It was predicated that these failures would crash systems controlling critical infrastructures – everything from banking to national security to traffic lights. Finally, it was Happy New Year in New York City. We were all waiting for the news reports about what had crashed and what it had affected. It turned out that nothing happened, not anywhere, not a single dire prediction came true; it was all media hype, sound familiar? We had all of our technicians on call waiting for something to happen; luckily they were then able to relax and have fun with their friends and family. The upside to Y2K paranoia was that fortunes were made in the build-up, so not all bad. read more

Quadro GV100 with Volta architecture brings unprecedented capabilities in deep learning and simulation to designers, engineers and scientists.

In his keynote address at the 2018 GPU Technology Conference, NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang unveiled the new Volta-based Quadro GV100, and described how it transforms the workstation with real-time ray tracing and deep learning. learn more

As a member of the NAMC and DOTC local community, we would to make sure you know where we might be best suited to help your product development and engineering team in support of the next round of Next Generation Combat Vehicle – both the manned and unmanned variants.

RAVE designs and integrates advanced performance compute systems delivering world class system solutions. RAVE supports multiple application areas including Training & Simulation; C4ISR; High-Performance Computing; Modeling & Simulation, Visualization; and custom OEM applications.  read more

WHERE TO FIND US! 
visit our events  page

GVSETS
August 7-9 | Novi, MI
Booth #447

SIGGRAPH
August 14-16 | Vancouver, BC
Booth #310

RAVE always has great Christmas parties.
Here are some highlights from 2008 - yes ten years ago!

Left picture (l to r): Dave Nannini, Rick Darter and Jeff Witulski.
Right picture (l to r): Rick Darter, Tony Sicluna, Tony Miller, Jeremy Wilking, Chuck Wolff.
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