Research: HP Zbook 17 G6, Showcasing Multiple Virtualization for Multiple Users. Simultaneously
In our earlier research, we successfully managed to establish virtual workstation hosted by a notebook. Well, it's not an ordinary notebook. It's a HP Zbook 17 G6 mobile workstation. Even though the Zbook 17 G6 was introduced in mid 2019 by Hewlett Packard, it's not still performing strongly. The one we have here carries Quadro T1000 professional GPU from Nvidia. However, it's easy to equip the Zbook 17 G6 with more powerful desktop GPUs, using its Thunderbolt 3 port and an enclosure, just like we have here. But we would simply go with its built-in discrete graphics (Quadro T1000) so it will give much clearer picture of how this standard Zbook 17 G6 configuration would perform, providing enough power for 2 users simultaneously: its user and another remote user.
Research: Can Zbook 17 G6 Change Its Nature, and Become 2-in-1 (2 Users in 1 Workstation)?
Many years back, Sentra Grafika Kompumedia delivered astounding solution based on HP Z400 up to Z800. Our solution allowed customers who bought high-end Z400 or even Z800, to use it for up to 4 users just by adding keyboards, mice and monitors, concurrently. Not a single client box, attached.
Note that hardware performance has multiplied in recent days, compared to what we saw around 10 years ago. With the development, enhancement and changes of hardware, software and operating system, there are plenty of possibilities now through available feature sets/products and also research materials. Aware with these recent situation, we now started to extend our customer-centric research, to be able to deliver a unique perspective and cost effective solution to our customers, using whatever innovations we have, as well as support from HP Indonesia and AP Office. The result, is mind blowing. At least for us.
Our Research: Lowering TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) of HP Workstation to Half, While Doubling the Investment Value. At Least.
Shortage. A situation that brings difficulties to almost everyone. Specially those who are in needs for the products that experiencing shortage in the market. Difficult to find, difficult to purchase. Which will lead to extreme halt to do things that would require them when not being able to get one. Further, it goes much worse when the price's just getting out of reach.
And with this pandemic, the situation doesn't help at all. But, we could feel relieved a bit since the graphics shows that Covid-19 transmission is getting lower and lower each day. So when the purchase is being considered to be necessary, investment needs to be considered in such way that would bring good results, technically and financially. And that's why we're doing our research, trying to bring another good value to most of our customers.
Zbook 17 G6 + Nvidia RTX A4000: Perfect Desktop Workstation Replacement with Mobility
Earlier, I posted about my HP Zbook 17 G6, configured with Nvidia RTX A5000 professional desktop GPU and it delivers remarkable computing performance for engineering and multimedia, shortening huge time needed for rendering, data processing, analysis and some other tasks that rely on GPU. It offers huge leap as well with new Nvidia Optix alongside CUDA. And now, I'm gonna give an early impression of the RTX A5000's little brother, the RTX A4000 professional desktop GPU.
The truth is, I still couldn't believe myself that the performance jump of the Zbook 17 G6 I daily use, could leap this high. I mean real high.
Okay, I will simply give a short background about this beast that successfully placed my jaw on the floor. It is, a hefty 17" display HP Zbook 17 G6 mobile workstation that was launch back in end of 2019. So yes, the generation of HP mobile workstation has reached G8, which is the latest. However, this 2 years old mobile workstation hasn't failed me. In fact, it keeps on extending my respect to it. See how this "baby" could crush recent release of some notebooks. Even some desktops.
HP Zbook 17 G6 + Nvidia Tesla K10: True Desktop Workstation Replacement for Engineers and Designers
I'd been using Zbook Studio G3 along with Nvidia Tesla K10 more often than my HP Z820. Even though the Zbook Studio was carrying Intel 6th Gen Core i7 6820HQ processor, it was still sufficient to meet most of my demanding applications for design engineering, broadcast multimedia and some others. However, Unreal Engine squeezed it to its limit and on some cases, it couldn't keep up. Alhamdulillah, this is the point where the HP Zbook 17 G6 saves my recent days.
You may had read some reviews or articles about HP Zbook 17 G6 elsewhere. But this one, will come out from a user's perspectives, instead of components' perspectives. I hope, it could give you all many uncovered details about what it can deliver, as a desktop replacement. And again, from a user's perspectives. These would range from its design, comfort, up to its performance.
And I could tell you, what you'll see would be surprising as it surprised me as well.
Rhinoceros 7 SubD: Makes "Water Tight" Modeling Easier with Plenty of Future Potentials for Designers
Rhinoceros 7 brings many new features, as the answers to many loyal users and professionals around the world who requested lists of features. There are tons of enhancements in modeling, drafting up to presentation improvements, as well as changing its support to Windows 8 and above. Sorry Windows 7 users, Rhinoceros 7 can not be installed to your machine with your preferred OS. I think it's time for Win 7 users to upgrade to Win 10, along with Rhinoceros 7. However, with the OS upgrade requirement, Rhino 7 gives offerings that many couldn't resist.
A grid computing GPU alongside a notebook/mobile workstation? That would be a dream if I could connect it to my HP Zbook Studio with good old Intel Core i7-6820HQ and Quadro M1000M. Really? A 6th-gen Intel processor, not the 11th-gen which is coming out soon? Yes, it's a good 4 years old HP Zbook Studio that handles my daily engineering (3d modeling, CFD simulation), visualization (rendering and animation) as well as visual effects (non-linear editing and compositing) tasks. The Zbook Studio flies when processing common 4K/UHD content in Davinci Resolve 16.
Covid-19 disease has spread to hundreds of countries around the world, delivering thousands of death tolls among its victims, leaving hundreds of thousands patients to fight for their lives. Healthy people are also forces to do physical distancing in order to cut down and initiate blocking force for the disease to stop. The situation also forces students to continue learning from home and workers to work from home as well.
One good thing is, it let us spend our time at home with our beloved family members. In order to be thankful we should be grateful to Allah Azza wa Jalla, as there is still wisdom in this very difficult situation. For everyone.
Lockdown. World's citizens are now experiencing a small bit of situation that most Palestinians face ever since the Zionist Israeli has been occupying the whole Palestine since 1967. However, other than Palistinians, we all could be still being considered as very lucky. We could do many things during Lockdown period in our house, play with our kids, do work from home, and even continue to enjoy life.
This article is written to express some deep respects to all Palestinians with their efforts and spirits to fight against the Zionist Israeli. May Allah Azza wa Jalla protect our Palestinian Brothers, Sisters and famlilies, keep them safe and make them get their freedom and land back in the near future. Ameen.
Deep condolences to all families in the world who have lost their loved ones during this Covid-19 pandemic. Endless respect as well to all the doctors, nurses and all people who have been giving their best to stop this pandemic. May Allah Azza wa Jalla extend us the strength to stand together fighting this horrible situation. Ameen.
The World Health Organization has declared Covid-19 as global pandemic. It leads to foreseeable impact when all world's citizens don't comply to all possible measures in order to counteract the uncontrollable spread of the SARS-Cov-2 virus.
One of the cost and most effective action to avoid the uncontrollable spread of the SARS-Cov-2 virus is to stay at home. This would limit the interaction between individuals, which would also helping to cut the virus' transmission chain.
NOTES: In order to support Rhinoceros Indonesian Customers, we're deploying a particular Indonesian language page for Rhinoceros license and Zoo Cloud Deployment. Click here to translate this page to English using Google Translate.
KONFIRMASI PENGIRIMAN LISENSI
Terima kasih telah melakukan pembelian license Rhinoceros di PT Sentra Grafika Kompumedia. Ada beberapa hal yang perlu Anda lakukan sebelum melakukan instalasi Rhinoceros pada komputer yang Anda gunakan. Pastikan Anda telah menerima informasi lisensi Rhinoceros pada alamat email yang Anda registrasikan saat pembelian Rhinoceros. Informasi tersebut berupa:
HP ZCentral In-Depth: The Next Level and Computing Style of High Performance Computing On Top of Your Existing and Future Investment
On November 18, 2019, HP introduced HP ZCentral solution that consists of HP ZCentral Remote Boost and ZCentral Connect. For some, these two seem to be new products. However, it's actually an evolution of their existing Remote Graphics Software (RGS). I personally received some questions from my existing customers in relation with their existing investment on HP Workstations, as well as their future. I will try to cut all the long explanation I gave short, in this second article of HP ZCentral.
The world is now populated with many CAD software. Some are already well known in the industry, while some others are open source, and even free. There are also some different licensing models, applied to users when using different CAD software for their computers.
As a graduated engineer and hard core designer in RC plan/UAV hobbyist, I've been working and using different CAD software the last 2.5 decades. And from my point of view, Rhinoceros 6 is just the perfect answer to my needs and of course many others which are related to 3d modeling, outputting archive as layouts (2D drawing), manual construction of my own designs, up to 3d printing parts for my personal R&D as well as sharing the simplicity and easiness to other fellow engineers and designers.
So, what mostly are the parts that make Rhinoceros 6, easily winning the hearts of engineers/designers as well as business owners in Indonesia? The last few months, there are many companies and individuals have fully migrated into using Rhinoceros from other software. I'm really curious about this trending activity so I tried to address some of the key points. Check this article to find out.
On November 18, 2019, HP announced the HP ZCentral Remote Boost, the evolution continuity of the HP Remote Graphics Software. This, is another milestone of HP in order to deliver broadened solution for high performance computing users around the globe.
Bimo Adi Prakoso, founder of Sentra Grafika Kompumedia, is an engineering-animation-broadcast industry professional and workstation evangelist. He's been in the Workstation industry since 1996, the era of SGI.