Logitech’s new Quest stylus, Nvidia and HPE partner on AI, and more computing news

Engineering.com's roundup of recent computing news.

Logitech’s Quest stylus

Logitech revealed that it’s developing a new mixed reality input device. The MX Ink is a stylus made for the Meta Quest 3 that allows users to draw, annotate and interact with virtual objects. Logitech says the stylus offers haptic feedback, pressure sensitivity, low latency and a long battery life, and can be paired alongside Meta Quest controllers. The MX Ink and accessories, including a charging dock and drawing mat, will be available in September 2024.

A Meta Quest 3 user with the Logitech MX Ink stylus. (Image: Logitech.)

Nvidia AI Computing by HPE

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Nvidia announced a new portfolio of co-developed AI solutions called Nvidia AI Computing by HPE. HPE Private Cloud AI is one new solution that the companies say will give enterprises of all sizes a way to develop and deploy generative AI applications. It’s expected to be available this fall.

“To unleash the immense potential of generative AI in the enterprise, HPE and NVIDIA co-developed a turnkey private cloud for AI that will enable enterprises to focus their resources on developing new AI use cases that can boost productivity and unlock new revenue streams,” said HPE president and CEO Antonio Neri during his keynote at HPE Discover in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Campfire coming to Apple Vision Pro

Campfire, a developer of enterprise augmented reality (AR) software for CAD collaboration, announced its plans to support the Apple Vision Pro. Campfire for Vision Pro will be available in Apple’s App Store this fall, according to the company, which says it grew its customer base by more than fifty times since it began supporting Meta’s Quest 3 headset in November last year.

Apple debuts Math Notes calculator

Apple announced many updates to many products during its annual worldwide developer conference (WWDC) last week. For engineers, the most interesting may be the new calculator app coming to the iPad in iPadOS 18. Called the Math Notes calculator, the app will solve equations that have been handwritten with the Apple Pencil. It can also accept variables and plot equations, according to Apple. iPadOS 18 will be available this fall.

The Math Notes calculator app is coming to iPadOS 18 this fall. (Image: Apple.)

Supermicro’s plug-and-play AI data center

Supermicro, Inc. unveiled a new liquid-cooled data center solution in its “AI Supercluster” portfolio. Optimized for Nvidia AI Enterprise software and Nvidia’s latest Blackwell compute platforms, Supermicro says its plug-and-play AI SuperCluster hardware can significantly reduce data center power usage.

“From cold plates to CDUs to cooling towers, our rack-scale total liquid cooling solutions can reduce ongoing data center power usage by up to 40%,” Charles Liang, president and CEO of Supermicro, said in a press release.

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