Bob Pette on revolutionizing creativity with NVIDIA GPU advances


Bob Pette, VP of Pro Visualization and Design for NVIDIA joins Steve Waskul in the StudioXperience Broadcast Studio at SIGGRAPH 2018. During this interview they discuss how advances in GPUs are driving innovation across multiple industries. Of particular interest is the use of both AI and photorealistic rendering to make experiences more interesting and engaging.

At StudioXperience at the 2018 NAB Show, the live Waskul.TV broadcast was powered by NVIDIA Quadro P6000 GPUs. At that time we were able to leverage the power of the GPUs to drive our real-time virtual sets at 1080p resolution at 60fps. At SIGGRAPH 2018 the new NVIDIA GV100 GPUs allowed us to increase the resolution to 4K while maintaining our 60fps workflow. Also at SIGGRAPH 2018 NVIDIA announced their new RTX GPUs which will enable real-time ray tracing and other new features which we believe will enable us to push the envelope in 2019 with a big leap forward in realism in our virtual sets.

About Bob Pette

Bob Pette currently serves as VP of Pro visualization and Design for NVIDIA. Bob brings more than 25 years of experience in visualization, high-performance computing and multi-touch technologies to his role. Mr. Pette’s role includes NVIDIA platforms and technologies such as Quadro GPUs, advanced rendering technologies, professional virtual reality solutions, and others.

Previously, Bob was CEO of TouchShare, where he transformed the multi-touch hardware company to a SaaS software company focusing on geospatial collaboration and visualization. Prior to that, he was CEO of Perceptive Pixel, where he successfully steered the company through its acquisition by Microsoft. Bob also previously held executive management roles at Silicon Graphics.

Waskul.TV – Powered by HP and NVIDIA

HP Z Workstations with NVIDIA® Quadro GPUs play a vital role in our Waskul.TV production workflows. StudioXperience showcased the full range of HP Z Workstations at SIGGRAPH 2018 including several HP Z8 Workstations with NVIDIA Quadro GV100 GPUs that powered our virtual set at 4K 60p during our live broadcast. Learn more by visiting our StudioXperience site.