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NICE is pleased to announce the final release of DCV version 2014.0, the remote visualization technology that enables Technical Computing users to remotely access 2D/3D interactive applications over a LAN or WAN networks. DCV allows engineers and scientists to take full advantage of the high-end graphics cards, fast I/O performance, and large memory nodes hosted in public or private clouds such as Amazon Web Services (AWS). Coupled with NICE’s EnginFrame, DCV allows ISVs and customers to build end-to-end, interactive and batch, HPC or design processes in the cloud. NICE DCV also provides desktop sharing capabilities — concurrent access to the same 3D interactive session among multiple users — that enable distributed teams to collaborate in the cloud. DCV 2014.0 uses H.264 compression and leverages the Kepler™ graphics architecture of NVIDIA GRID™ technology to provide significant acceleration for image encoding. NVIDIA GPU-accelerated compression allows high frame rates, improved accuracy, and reduction in overall bandwidth usage of the visualization stream, to the extent that 3D visualization is now possible over low bandwidth wide-area links. DCV 2014.0 offers 3 to 10 times bandwidth savings over DCV 2013 and improved network latency tolerance, thus expanding the market for 3D visualization in the cloud to entirely new use cases. “NICE is the first company to leverage the new NVIDIA Kepler-specific H.264 encoder both on Linux and Windows,” said Andrew Cresci, General Manager of the NVIDIA GRID business at NVIDIA. “Our collaboration with NICE is enabling new users and businesses to leverage NVIDIA GRID technologies for optimal graphics performance.” “Since the beginning, we have always focused on scientific and technical computing users,” said Beppe Ugolotti, NICE CEO. “The new DCV multi-CODEC intelligently delivers lossy and lossless images, combining H264 with proprietary extensions. It’s ready for multi-4K monitors and improves the user experience in low-bandwidth and high-latency networks with no extra load on CPU nor GPU cores.”
"When we had to find a compromise between performance, quality and feature", says Andrea Rodolico, NICE CTO, "we decided not to. The new DCV provides more features and perfect image quality at a fraction of the bandwidth". What’s new in DCV 2014.0:
The new release is now available. All NICE customers, with a valid support contract, can download it and access documentation and support: http://www.nice-software.com/download/nice-dcv-2014 To try out the new version, use the following link to request a demo license: http://www.nice-software.com/contacts/demo-license. Useful links: NICE DCV demo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl28uyZ9-3U NICE TestDrive www.nice-software.com/testdrive NICE DCV and NVIDIA GRID www.nvidia.com/object/nice-desktop-cloud-visualization.html
Scientific Computing World interview to Andrea Rodolico (NICE CTO) investigates the future of High Performance Computing and Big Data. “Today remote visualization is a new concept that is now very popular where you have huge data sets. But if you look five years into the future the real question will be ‘Why I don’t use this kind of model for pretty much all my technical workloads?’
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NICE will have a booth at the International Conference & Exhibition for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis - SuperComputing 2014 in New Orleans.
If you are attending SC14, please stop by booth #2521 and speak with the NICE team, learn more about the new 2014 versions of NICE EnginFrame and NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV), and enjoy our remote, collaborative visualization demos.
Starting from the HP-CAST event, on saturday 15th Andrea Rodolico, NICE USA CTO, will give the following speeches:
HP-CAST - TUTORIAL TITLE: "Publishing Batch & Interactive services in the HPC Cloud" DAY: Sat, November 15th, 2014 TIME: 8:00AM-10:00AM CT WHERE: TUTORIAL C1/2 - "Workflow Management & Clouds" HP-CAST - SIG TITLE: "Leveraging Latest GPU Innovations in the HPC Cloud" DAY: Sat, November 15th, 2014 TIME: 1:30PM -3:00PM CT WHERE: Cloud & Grid SIG SC14 - EXHIBITOR FORUM TITLE: "3D in the Cloud - how NICE DCV 2014 gets the best from virtual GPUs" DAY: Wed, November 19, 2014 TIME: 1:30PM -3:00PM CT WHERE: Room 291
Company Releases Beta for DCV 2014, Demonstrates Remote 3D Visualization at AWS re:Invent.
Las Vegas, Nevada, November 11, 2014 — NICE will demonstrate their upcoming Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV) 2014 technology at the AWS re:Invent conference, leveraging special-purpose hardware-accelerated stream processing from NVIDIA GRID cards to provide drastically reduced bandwidth usage for high-end graphics. DCV 2014 offers 3 to 10 times bandwidth savings over DCV 2013 and improved network latency tolerance, thus expanding the market for 3D visualization in the cloud to entirely new use cases.
DCV allows engineers and scientists to take full advantage of the high-end graphics cards, fast I/O performance, and large memory nodes hosted in public or private 3D clouds such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), rather than having to wait for their workstations to be upgraded with the latest hardware. Coupled with NICE’s EnginFrame, DCV allows ISVs and customers to build end-to-end, interactive and batch, HPC or design processes in the cloud. NICE DCV also provides desktop sharing capabilities — concurrent access to the same 3D interactive session among multiple users — that enable distributed teams to collaborate in the cloud.
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) G2 instances, which leverage the NVIDIA GRID GPUs based on NVIDIA Kepler™ architecture, provide high-end graphics capabilities for both Windows and Linux applications that are accessible from any network and client. If memory size is an issue, DCV can combine a G2 instance with a Windows R3 instance to provide large memory and graphics acceleration. Being able to visualize Windows applications in the AWS Cloud enables engineers to quickly and easily start or expand CAD/CAE projects, while keeping infrastructure costs down.
DCV uses H.264 compression and leverages the Kepler architecture of NVIDIA GRID in order to provide significant acceleration for image encoding. GPU-accelerated compression further allows high frame rates, more accuracy, and reduction in overall bandwidth usage of the visualization stream, to the extent that 3D visualization is now possible over low bandwidth wide-area links.
"NICE is the first company to leverage the new NVIDIA Kepler-specific H.264 encoder both on Linux and Windows", said Andrew Cresci, General Manager, NVIDIA GRID. "Our collaboration with NICE is enabling new users and businesses to leverage the NVIDIA GRID technologies offered in the Amazon Public Cloud."
The NICE DCV 2014 will be released in Q4 of 2014. See a demonstration of the NICE DCV at the re:Invent conference on Tuesday, November 11th, between 1pm and 5pm in the main hall. NICE DCV will also be the remote desktop technology behind the new ANSYS Test Drive demonstration, which will be showcased in the re:Invent main hall on Thursday morning, November 13th.
Useful links NICE TestDrive www.nice-software.com/testdrive NICE DCV and NVIDIA GRID www.nvidia.com/object/nice-desktop-cloud-visualization.html NICE DCV at Ansys Blog www.ansys-blog.com/ansys-on-the-cloud/
The partnership brings together two premium computing companies to offer cloud-enabled software NICE DCV and EnginFrame. Heidelberg, Germany, September 29, 2014 – UberCloud, a cloud computing marketplace allowing engineers, scientists and their service providers to implement end-users applications in the cloud, and NICE Software, a company dedicated to providing Technical Cloud Products and Solutions to customers worldwide, announced today the development of Cloud-enabled NICE software solutions for the UberCloud marketplace. The announcement was shared at the annual ISC Cloud Conference, an event organizing 200 researchers, engineers and consultants to discuss the latest innovations in cloud computing. In this collaboration, both companies will offer cloud-enabled NICE DCV and EnginFrame, an advanced commercial grid portal used in a variety of industries. The two will offer professional support and integrate with application software vendors, such as ANSYS, in the cloud.
NICE DCV will soon arrive to the UberCloud online marketplace to deliver efficient and optimized remote access for graphic-intensive, off-the-shelf 3D applications running on desktop environments in the cloud. The software integrates seamlessly with major CAD, CAE, Petro-technical, medical and scientific visualization software, and is encrypted based on enterprise level security standards. NICE DCV allows sharing of a physical GPU in the cloud between multiple sessions, while offering full graphic acceleration and high-end workstation-class performance. The comprehensive NICE EnginFrame Views session management portal integrates with all major HPC schedulers to distribute and manage remote 3D sessions while maintaining the utmost security. NICE DCV is certified for various ISVs and provides the highest compatibility, quality and performance of Remote 3D Visualization support for dozens of ISV products currently in the cloud. Based on the performance, scalability and reliable features of NICE DCV, graphic processing unit manufacturer NVIDIA has introduced NICE DCV as a key Virtualization Solution Partner.
For companies that are curious on how to effectively implement and deploy the targeted Remote 3D and HPC to production operations, NICE offers consulting packages to help any customer move seamlessly into using NICE software solutions. "Working with the UberCloud marketplace opens NICE DCV to a new and exciting market and online sales channel fostering the presence in the cloud market with an amazingly simple shopping experience for our customers with a focus on the HPC-cloud," said Dr. Karsten Gaier of Italian NICE DCV Software at the ISC Cloud Conference. "Together with UberCloud, NICE DCV offers cloud customers easy access to the NICE DCV leading edge HPC-Cloud enabling solutions in the domain of Remote 3D Visualization and easy to use HPC management portals".
NICE DCV products will be introduced to the UberCloud marketplace later in 2014, together alongside several dozens of cloud-enabled products from other software vendors. According to UberCloud's CEO Burak Yenier, there are currently 15 software providers in UberCloud's development pipeline, with more than 60 service products for the marketplace. “NICE was one of the first software companies which approached us to get on the UberCloud marketplace,” added Wolfgang Gentzsch, President of the UberCloud. “We are very pleased to jointly offer three different kinds of products on the UberCloud marketplace: reselling NICE DCV as is; bundling DCV for the cloud together with other ISV software like ANSYS; and packaging professional services for those who want it ready to go.
NICE DCV delivers Technical Cloud Products and Solutions, to worldwide customers, boosting productivity, saving money on IT and enabling faster design cycles and collaboration. NICE helps centralizing, optimizing and consolidating HPC and visualization resources while empowering distributed and mobile Engineering workforces to run batch and interactive applications anywhere, with any client. NICE DCV also allows engineering teams around the world to collaborate by sharing application sessions over standard networks.
For more information, please visit www.nice-software.com
The UberCloud started in 2012 with inviting the wider technical computing community of engineers and scientists and their service providers to participate in real-life hands-on experiments to move and run the end-users applications in the cloud. 155 of these experiments have been performed so far and the challenges carefully investigated. Based on this experience, the UberCloud online marketplace platform has been developed. Today, end-users and service providers have one common access point for technical computing in the cloud: the UberCloud information, community, experiment, and online marketplace to discover, try, and buy computing on demand.
For more information, please visit www.TheUberCloud.com
NICE is proud to announce that it has become a NVIDIA GRID Software Virtualization Solution Partner.
With NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV), users can leverage the power of NVIDIA GRID GPUs and the flexibility to access both Linux and Windows® Virtual Desktops optimized for 3D and graphics-intensive applications.
Applications using OpenGL or Microsoft DirectX9, 10 or 11 can be controlled remotely over LAN or WAN, delivering a responsive and interactive workstation-like experience from virtually any device and over any network.
Easy to install and use, NICE DCV offers outstanding performance regardless of which hypervisor is used and supports a broad range of GPU virtualization technologies, including NVIDIA GRID vGPU, NVIDIA GRID GPU pass-through. NICE DCV can be used in the public cloud, leveraging NVIDIA GRID® cards offered on Amazon or run directly on physical hardware, without a virtualization layer.
Today, NICE is proud to announce that it has become a Siemens PLM Software Partner.
Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software solutions are used by more than 70,000 companies in over 80 countries, to efficiently and effectively produce some of the world’s most innovative and sophisticated products.
NICE products Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV) and EnginFrame enable Siemens PLM software solutions, including the Teamcenter, NX, and Solid Edge product lines, to be offered from a centralized infrastructure and to be remotely accessed by any device over any network. Offering Siemens PLM software over the Private or Public Cloud enables optimal IT resource allocation and sharing, reducing IT infrastructure and management costs. Running applications near well connected, consolidated data repositories boosts application performance and simplifies PLM data replication, removing all bottlenecks related to distributed workstations. By enabling any device to access the Siemens PLM software, designers and engineers benefit from increased productivity, mobility and collaboration.
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NICE is pleased to announce the availability of a new AWS Test Drive for NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV), based the graphics-accelerated G2 instances.
This AWS Test Drive allows potential users to test the performance of NICE DCV using the high performance graphics provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS), preconfigured with sample 3D applications and models to run real life tests on the AWS Cloud.
NICE has worked with AWS to tune the performance of NICE DCV on G2 instances on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), allowing responsive and smooth interaction with highly visual graphical tools, that take advantage of Amazon EC2 hardware acceleration provided by NVIDIA Grid cards. The combination of G2 instances on Amzazon EC2 and NICE DCV uses the AWS Cloud to allow customers to run graphic intensive applications including CAD, Engineering, Geophysical, Medical or Scientific applications, enabling customers to move full High Performance Computing (HPC) processes and other highly demanding applications and workflows in the Cloud.
The new Test Drive can be accessed from NICE Web site at www.nice-software.com/testdrive and is initially available on Windows AMIs. The Test Drive lab includes some sample 3D applications and demonstation using the latest DirectX and OpenGL libraries, to immediately experience how very demanding visual applications can perform in the Cloud. Testers need to download the accelerated DCV End-station, available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS/X systems. A Linux Test Drive will be added shortly, to demonstrate the G2 performance on this popular platform as well.
NICE will have a booth at the Ter@Tec 2014 Forum at Ecole Polytechnique, near Paris.
If you are attending Ter@Tec, please stop at our booth and speak with the NICE team, learn more about the incoming new versions of NICE EnginFrame and NICE Desktop Cloud Visualization (DCV), and enjoy our demos!
NICE USA is seeking an experienced, hands-on System Engineer to implement leading edge Technical Cloud solutions and assist in the sales process to our demanding Enterprise customers.
The SE works closely with our Professional Services and Support team, and is often working remotely via Webinars or on-site at our customers or partners, teaming with their expert system administrators to implement our solutions from Proof of Concept to Production. He also works with the Sales team in executing the technical aspects of the sales process, as well as working towards increasing the acceptance, adoption, and usage of our products and services within our clients and partners, ensuring timely and effective communication of project status, issues, customer feedbacks, etc.
This position requires excellent technical skills, dedication and commitment to customer success, as well as the ability to deliver technical presentations to managers and architects, both in person and via phone/web conferencing. The role involves the development and maintenance of strong technical relationships with our customers, partners and R&D team in order to establish new opportunities and support existing ones.
Along with pre-sales and professional service delivery responsibilities, the SE may also provide software support to our customers, partners and prospects and could collaborate with the R&D team to improve the products' roadmap and features.
This position will initially focus on the US market with particular emphasis on the Oil&Gas vertical, even if activities might include travels abroad. The candidate should be able to commute to Houston, TX daily and be ready to travel about 25-50% of the time, when requested, including intercontinental travel.
NICE is a software producer and solution provider in the Technical Cloud market, helping out customers to implement innovative solutions for design, engineering, analysis and simulation. We serve hundreds of major enterprises and institutions worldwide in Oil&Gas, Manufacturing, Life Sciences, Financial Services, Government, Education, including leading companies like Anadarko, BHP-Billiton, Boeing, ConocoPhillips, ENI, Maersk Oil or Schlumberger. We also have a rich network of value-added partners that distribute our products and complement our offering, delivering state of the art High Performance Computing and Remote 3D Visualization solutions.