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"Frame, a startup based in San Mateo, California, promises to have any Windows application running in a virtual machine in the cloud in 15 minutes, making it usable from any phone, tablet, or PC. "
"We’be been working very closely with great partners like Microsoft Azure and FRAME, to provide free cloud access to our ANSYS Student product for the tens of thousands of students attending the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): A Hands-on Introduction to Engineering Simulations organized by Cornell University and edX."
"Frame has developed a workspace hosted on IaaS (Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform) that offers an elastic, pay as you go (PAYG) unified workspace service that is compatible with any HMTL5 browser without the need for plugins. "
"Unlike VDI in the data center, Frame’s cloud-based delivery doesn’t require IT staff to configure storage, servers, network switches, hypervisors and the like or to manage the data center infrastructure once it’s up and running."
"Frame's approach is similar to OnShape, with two important differences. First, it is designed to run any Windows or Linux application in a browser. That is, Frame is not in the business of marketing a CAD package, but instead enables you to run your existing CAD application — or any other type of Windows or Linux application — in the cloud via a browser."
"The first generation of SaaS was one vendor providing you their product on the cloud. Frame allows any vendor to deliver their software as SaaS, and you decide how much hardware horsepower supports your software."
"Companies like OnShape and Autodesk have their own browser-server software (aka 'cloud'), but some of it, like AutoCAD 360, is too immature for production use. That's where service providers such as Frame come in."
“The company’s new Frame Pro 64GB system features significantly enhanced CPU, GPU and memory resources making it ideal for users of design visualisation or simulation software, such as Ansys Fluent or Mechanical, Chaos Group VRay & VRay-RT, Nvidia iRay and Luxion Keyshot”
“Frame Unveils Powerful New Visual Supercomputer in the Cloud - New Quad-GPU System Is Now Available On-Demand to Millions of Design Professionals for Under $4 per Hour”
“Frame virtualization platform has provided a cost-effective platform to host your PDM in the cloud.”
“There was no lag between moving the mouse and the cursor responding on screen. Models rotated smoothly. There really was no discernible difference to using a local desktop workstation.”
“Autodesk and Frame just put Revit on the Mac, Officially”
“With Frame, that workstation happens to be in the cloud, so you also get a level of flexibility that you simply can’t get from a desktop machine..”
“On my work connection you would not be able to distinguish the performance between the local system and the Frame system.”
“5 Questions to Ask Before Moving Your Cad Work to Cloud Using Fra.Me”
“The Launch of Frame: Why Your Next Windows Experience May Be In the Cloud”
“We’ve outsourced the storage of our devices onto the cloud through services like DropBox, so why not look to shift the muscle behind them to the cloud as well?”
“Frame has shown no signs of slowing down their pursuit of allowing users to put any Windows application in their own personal Cloud.”
“Renamed Frame, the cloud-based hosting service for software is becoming popular with graphics software vendors.”
“Frame Raises $10M From Columbus Nova Technology Partners and Bain Capital Ventures to Build the Next Generation of Personal Computing in the Cloud”
“Frame Raises $10M to Stream Apps from the Cloud.”
“Frame’s big potential to the CAD and DCC market is that products that have been Windows based may find their way onto both Macs and Chromebooks with relative ease, using Frame.”
“Revolutionary-turned-entrepreneur wants to shake up education software via the cloud”
“Bright Canopy‘s streaming service for the Second Life and Firestorm viewers uses the Frame service, which can run any application in a browser.”
“Enabling CAD to run in a browser on any device anywhere brings down a huge barrier to making design tools accessible to everyone in a construction project.”
“Frame for Education Solves the #1 Challenge for Schools Using Chromebooks”
“The entire CAD industry is on the brink of a radical evolution and Frame, formerly MainFrame2, is at the leading edge of helping to usher in the new era.”
“Overall if you have the need for cloud computing (for any of the reasons and benefits that cloud computing offers) and SOLIDWORKS is part of that mix then you should have a closer look at what Frame has to offer.”
“Combining CAD and the cloud can revolutionize the construction industry. Case in point: Frame launched the public BETA of its new end-user product, furthering its leadership role in bringing CAD into the cloud environment.”
“Frame’s new product lets anyone quickly and easily move any Windows application into Frame’s secure cloud environment, automatically, with just a few clicks.”
“Videos of the talks from DEVELOP3D LIVE are now available - it’s an amazing insight into how we’re going to be designing and engineering products in the future.”
“Designers can now take CAD/BIM apps into the cloud. The move to open up its cloud platform to end users marks a broadening of focus for the company.”
“CAD Windows apps can now be moved to the cloud thanks to Menlo Park, California-based startup Frame (formerly MainFrame2). This represents what is likely to become a sea-change for CAD.”
“Presentation, panel, off line conversation [at Develop3D LIVE] made me think about this interesting “cloud moment” in engineering software. I’ve heard it from many people during the event – it is a time to shake the CAD industry again.”
“Frame (previously Mainframe2), today announced the public BETA of its new end-user product, furthering its leadership role in bringing the CAD industry into the cloud environment.”
“Frame Is About to Put All of Your CAD Apps in the Cloud: Our Interview with CEO Nikola Bozinovic”
“The new option allows Solid Edge to be accessed without any install, with access streamed over the web to any HTML5 capable browser, is powered by Frame’s (formerly Mainframe2) Nvidia GRID GPU-based technology.”
“Mainframe2 offers a clean interface and a relatively straightforward way to provide access to Windows apps to people who use Chromebooks.”
“A new cloud platform is coming soon that caters specifically to hosting education applications.”
“School IT admins can now deploy and manage all of their Windows apps from one place, without an expensive data center to manage and cumbersome VDI to operate.”
“Mainframe2 is both the future of software distribution and personal computing in the post-mobile era I’m going to call ubiquitous computing. And no, I don’t own any shares in the company, though I wish I did.”
"By offering a complete package of managed hardware, streaming technology, links to public and private storage, an app store and ecommerce capabilities, it is promising firms a low risk way to give their customers access to cloud hosted software without having to modify their core code."
“Mainframe2 has raised $2.2 million for a software platform that opens the cloud to engineers, scientists and other people who need heavy-duty graphics applications that now have to run on PCs.”
"New funding will enable us to expand the service to accommodate thousands of businesses and educational institutions that reached out asking to move their Windows apps to the cloud.”
"...the future of running graphics applications in the browser has clearly arrived and Mainframe2 is well positioned to be a major player."
"Mainframe2 built the first self-service, global, production-ready platform that provides end-to-end support to customers on their journey to SaaS. There's nothing like it on the market."
"As soon as we turned on the Photoshop demo, we knew we were onto something big. Hundreds of software vendors wanted to see their own Windows software on our platform... We were flying high."
"Mainframe2's elastic model is a win-win for end-users and ISVs. As the end-user, you no longer need to pay ten or fifteen thousands dollars to get started with Creo; you can now start with a $200 laptop."
"Software makers reap a few benefits from bringing their Windows apps to Mainframe2. First and foremost, they can turn their apps into service-based businesses with very little effort, but they also benefit from other Mainframe2 features, like real-time collaboration."
"Beginning a multi-person session on Mainframe2 is as simple as copying and pasting a link to someone else, similar to how you’d share a file on Dropbox. Then the other person can click and immediately begin to control the app. It works with two or more people for any app on Mainframe2."
"I get the biggest kick out of Mainframe 2. It presented in my session -- I was one of the morning judges. Mainframe 2 puts your desktop in the cloud and is one of the most aggressive users of Nvidia Grid, the platform Nvidia created to host desktops."
"Take that, Google! Self-driving cars, virtual reality headsets, smart devices and heaven knows what is all fine and dandy. But then something like Mainframe2 shows up and reminds you just what the internet is really capable of and where our focus should be."
"Mainframe2 just came out of stealth in October, and it's one of the most impressive things I've seen in awhile... ...the craziest thing about Mainframe2 is how easy it is to setup."
"In our tests, Autodesk Inventor trial was ridiculously easy to try out. The response is surprisingly smooth. Once you’re in the Mainframe 2 system, it’s as if you’ve gotten yourself into another, much better computer."
"Mainframe2 demonstrated how easily any CAD software can now serve users from the cloud at AU Las Vegas -- the premier conference for the international community of architects, engineers, and designers."
"I've had the opportunity to test all of these technologies and many more yet to be announced. But the one that took my breath away was Mainframe2's Photoshop demo."
"This may be the future of computing in the post-PC era. Embedded in this page is a fully functional copy of Adobe Photoshop running in the cloud using the Mainframe2 interface to Amazon Web Services’ EC2 graphical cloud."
"Mainframe2 envisions a future where you can use computationally demanding applications right in your web browser. That future is closer than you might think — in fact, it’s seconds away from happening."
"The new instance types, launched by AWS on EC2, 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 high-end computing 2D and 3D design software in the cloud."
"Mainframe2 promises to run graphically intensive Windows software right in your web browser. To do that reliably, it’s getting a little help from Amazon. Mainframe2 has been working on AWS support for months and demoed the service at this week’s Amazon re:Invent conference."
"As a result, Mainframe2 will help accelerate mainstream adoption of cloud computing and at the same time enable a whole new range of users to unleash their creativity, design new products, and solve some of the world's most challenging problems."
"Mainframe 2, a startup that aims to run thousands of heavy-duty non-web Windows and Linux applications on HTML 5-supporting browsers without plug-ins, now supports Amazon’s fancy new GPU instance. For 50 cents an hour in infrastructure costs you can run all this software."
"Users can simply sign in to Mainframe2 from any HTML5 capable browser and have instant access to their apps. No plugins, such as Java or Flash, are required. Applications are streamed directly from the cloud as video stream (encoded using technology provided by by NVIDIA, Intel, and AMD)."
"Mainframe2 has announced a service that purports to run Photoshop from any HTML5-capable browser at least as fast, if not faster, than its desktop counterpart.In fact, you can apparently run any Windows application in a browser using this technology."
"The service uses Nvidia Grid as the central technology to provide a massive amount of performance on the cloud through your browser. The demo I received was Adobe Photoshop running in the cloud, and performance was equal to or better than it would be had I been running the application locally."
"Mainframe2 claims to be able to scale power to the nth extreme by using as many CPU’s and GPU’s as your job requires. Think of it as engineering workspaces in the cloud. Mainframe2 supports nVIDIA’s virtual GPU standard so that graphical intensive programs will be the primary targets."
"Mainframe2 announced and demonstrated its unique ability to deliver any software to a Web browser at DEMO 2013. Dr. Nikola Bozinovic, founder and CEO of Mainframe2, showed how any device (e.g. Google Chromebook Pixel) running only a browser can now run high-end 2D and 3D design software from the cloud."
"Mainframe2 is a form of remote computing but it isn’t VNC or RDP, it isn’t VMware or Citrix, it’s something totally new that can scale power like crazy (as many CPUs and GPUs as you like) which those others can’t. I wonder what people will end up doing with it? Because I’m sure this will tap a vein of creativity in the user community."