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Mainframe2 Offers Interactive Graphics as a Service
Mainframe2, an innovative startup in cloud computing and browser-based application distribution, has announced its support of new NVIDIA-based cloud instances

invent idea  Web Services ’ annual re:Invent 2013 conference. The Mainframe2 technology has been optimized specifically for the new G2 instance type, which features NVIDIA’s powerful GRID graphics processing units (GPUs). The new instance types, launched by AWS on EC2 last week, enable Mainframe2 to scale its customers’ deployments to any size. The combination of AWS, NVIDIA, and Mainframe2 technologies enables any browser-compliant device to run even high-end computing and bandwidth intensive 2D and 3D design

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Software Test Tools

Tools exist to support software testing at all stages of a project. Some vendors offer an integrated suite that will support testing and development throughout a project's life, from gathering requirements to supporting the live system. Some vendors concentrate on a single part of that life cycle. The software test tools knowledge base provides functional criteria you might expect from a testing tool, the infrastructure that supports the tool, and an idea of the market position of the vendor.  

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