The Impact of Professional Hardware on Large-Scale Data

During GeoWeek 2024 in Denver, Matthew Byrd sat down to chat with Ken Flannigan from Dell Technologies and Sean Young from Nvidia to discuss the critical role of advanced computing hardware in handling large-scale data. Ken and Sean share expert insights on hardware for emerging technologies and the role and impact of GPUs in data processing.

Conversation Timeline

01:00

Introduction of Ken Flannigan and Sean Young and their roles

01:30

The partnership between Dell Technologies, Nvidia, and Reality Capture Network, focusing on processing hardware for handling extensive geospatial data

02:53

Nvidia’s contributions to image processing and the significant role of GPUs and CUDA in enhancing computational processes

04:25

The critical aspects of choosing the right hardware, particularly the advantages that professional GPUs have over consumer GPUs

06:50

The value of professional-grade hardware for efficiency and productivity when processing large-scale data

09:27

The growing necessity for organizations to upgrade their systems to handle new technologies effectively and the overall impact on productivity and ROI

12:05

The generational leaps in system specifications, particularly GPUs, to pay attention to when choosing the right hardware

16:30

Ways to engage with Dell Technologies and RCN

Throughout this conversation, Matthew, Ken, and Sean discuss the necessity for professional workstations equipped with powerful GPUs to efficiently process, visualize, and utilize vast datasets. The experts emphasize the importance of professional-grade hardware for both performance and productivity, underscoring how technological needs drive the specifications for computing solutions in various industries.

They cover the technical specifics of GPU functionality and its impact on tasks like real-time data processing and artificial intelligence. Ken and Sean provide insights into selecting the right systems that align with the computational demands of current technologies, discussing both the technical and practical considerations that organizations must address when upgrading their equipment.

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Ken Flannigan

Ken Flannigan

  • Director, AEC Alliances and Solutions
  • Dell Technologies
Ken Flannigan

Ken Flannigan

Director, AEC Alliances and Solutions

Dell Technologies
RCN Host Matthew Byrd

Matthew Byrd

  • Founder, President
  • Reality Capture Network

Matthew Byrd is a visionary leader, influencer, and expert in the world of construction technology and reality capture. He is devoted to enabling companies worldwide to leverage new technologies and workflows to convert real-world project data into digital environments. His mission is to inspire change through innovation and the implementation of cutting-edge technologies.

He founded Nexus 3D Consulting in 2016 and leads a team of geospatial and reality capture specialists focused on the Built Environment. With hundreds of clients and over 600 completed projects spanning 40 states and several countries, his firm has established a global reputation for expertise and innovation in just a few years.

In 2020, Matthew founded the “Reality Capture Network” which has grown into the largest community of reality capture professionals. RCN started as a podcast, and now offers an online education center with a growing library of digital content and hosts an annual conference where experts from around the world gather to share, learn, and network with the community.

Matthew’s goal is to help build a better future. He envisions a vastly different work environment in 20 years and is driven to drive that change by inspiring others to proactively shape the future. In his words, “We have the power to build the future or watch it unfold. The choice is ours.”

RCN Host Matthew Byrd

Matthew Byrd

Founder, President

Reality Capture Network

Matthew Byrd is a visionary leader, influencer, and expert in the world of construction technology and reality capture. He is devoted to enabling companies worldwide to leverage new technologies and workflows to convert real-world project data into digital environments. His mission is to inspire change through innovation and the implementation of cutting-edge technologies.

He founded Nexus 3D Consulting in 2016 and leads a team of geospatial and reality capture specialists focused on the Built Environment. With hundreds of clients and over 600 completed projects spanning 40 states and several countries, his firm has established a global reputation for expertise and innovation in just a few years.

In 2020, Matthew founded the “Reality Capture Network” which has grown into the largest community of reality capture professionals. RCN started as a podcast, and now offers an online education center with a growing library of digital content and hosts an annual conference where experts from around the world gather to share, learn, and network with the community.

Matthew’s goal is to help build a better future. He envisions a vastly different work environment in 20 years and is driven to drive that change by inspiring others to proactively shape the future. In his words, “We have the power to build the future or watch it unfold. The choice is ours.”

Sean Young

Sean Young

  • Director, AECO, Geospatial, and AI Solutions Industry Marketing
  • Nvidia
Sean Young

Sean Young

Director, AECO, Geospatial, and AI Solutions Industry Marketing

Nvidia

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