Author Archives: Marc Hamilton

About Marc Hamilton

Marc Hamilton – Vice President, Solutions Architecture and Engineering, NVIDIA. At NVIDIA, the Visual Computing Company, Marc leads the worldwide Solutions Architecture and Engineering team, responsible for working with NVIDIA’s customers and partners to deliver the world’s best end to end solutions for professional visualization and design, high performance computing, and big data analytics. Prior to NVIDIA, Marc worked in the Hyperscale Business Unit within HP’s Enterprise Group where he led the HPC team for the Americas region. Marc spent 16 years at Sun Microsystems in HPC and other sales and marketing executive management roles. Marc also worked at TRW developing HPC applications for the US aerospace and defense industry. He has published a number of technical articles and is the author of the book, “Software Development, Building Reliable Systems”. Marc holds a BS degree in Math and Computer Science from UCLA, an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from USC, and is a graduate of the UCLA Executive Management program.

Tesla HW2 Autopilot Tips

I’m not sure I’ve ever enjoyed being stuck in freeway traffic before autopilot, but a few tips thanks to my adventures yesterday. To engage the beta traffic-aware cruise control you need to be traveling at least 5 MPH. But once … Continue reading

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Tesla HW2 Autosteer First Drive

Yesterday evening I was driving on the CA 87 freeway in Santa Clara, heading South to San Jose with three other NVIDIA solution architects. It was after sunset, raining, and slow traffic even in the carpool lane. Then, alsmost as … Continue reading

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Tejon Ranch to Gilroy With Tesla HW2 Autopilot

Headed North today on California’s interstate 5, with plenty of charge to make it to the Buttonwillow supercharger, I pulled into Tejon Ranch supercharger around lunchtime today not because of the nearby In-N-Out Burger but hoping I had driven enough … Continue reading

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Tesla HW2 Autopilot Upgrade (v2.50.185)

As Elon Musk promised in his New Year’s Eve tweet and exactly two weeks and 649 miles after taking delivery of my Tesla Model S, on New Year’s day I received my HW2 Autopilot software upgrade. The only nicer surprise … Continue reading

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Tesla v8.0 (2.50.180) Update

On Christmas morning, I awoke to find a minor software update waiting for my 8 day old Tesla Model S. While the install screen warned me the update would take 1 hour 40 minutes, it actually completed much quicker. Being … Continue reading

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The Perfect GPU For The Holidays

If your shopping for that perfect holiday gift, there is still plenty of time to buy a new NVIDIA Titan X or other Pascal based GPU. This year however, I decided on an NVIDIA GPU in a slightly different package, … Continue reading

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GTC India Keynote

NVIDIA’s Shanker Trivedi kicked off the opening keynote at GTC India today. One of Shanker’s key messages to India’s GPU developers was to make sure to sign up for our Developer Program to get access to all the latest NVIDIA … Continue reading

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