BOXX Technologies introduces essential building block for advanced visualization and computing solutions

Austin 27 May 2008BOXX Technologies Inc., an innovator in high-performance visualization and computing platforms, has released vizBOXX, the first BOXX product specifically designed to power virtual reality (VR) systems, very large displays, and take advantage of the expanding possibilities of GP-GPU massively parallel computing.

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vizBOXX features a perfect balance of CPU and GPU processing power in a hyper dense 2-by-4U form factor designed to drive high-end simulation and visualization systems. With five modules fitting in 4Us of a standard rack, vizBOXX packs the graphics power of five NVIDIA Quadro FX professional-class graphics cards for a total of up to twenty DVI outputs. Five vizBOXX modules also include ten Quad-Core Intel Xeon CPUs, which is more than enough processing power to perform the intense real-time computations required by immersive virtual reality implementations.

The vizBOXX platform delivers visualization power in a format that inserts itself easily in high-performance computing (HPC) environments used by scientists and engineers working on complex challenges in fields including defense, oil and gas exploration, biomedical research, and product development. vizBOXX is the core element in solving tough problems in computational molecular biology, finite element modelling and analysis, network simulation and medical imaging. vizBOXX clusters trigger new insights, foster a collaborative approach to problem-solving, and accelerate time-to-market.

vizBOXX's exceptional GPU density makes it the ideal platform to take advantage of the massively parallel architectures of NVIDIA Quadro FX graphics processors, now accessible for general purpose (GP) computing through the CUDA development environment. Substantial improvements in processing performance ranging between 10x to 400x are achievable depending on the application. With its compact design, vizBOXX is also the ideal host for getting the most out of NVIDIA Quadro Plex systems.

"After many years of meeting the exacting requirements of customers in the defense, aerospace, medical, and manufacturing fields on the basis of custom projects, we are excited to formally introduce the vizBOXX, a platform designed for visualization, simulation, and advanced computing", stated Francois Wolf, director of marketing at BOXX Technologies.

Each vizBOXX module combines the power of a NVIDIA Quadro FX professional-class, G80-based graphics card with dual Quad-Core Intel Xeon processors. Key Features of vizBOXX are the following:

  • Delivers industry-leading CPU (10) and GPU (5) density in 4U rack space.
  • Adds highly scalable and flexible high performance VR capabilities to existing or new engineering, scientific, and media clusters.
  • Industry leading performance delivers optimized work flow, increased system utilization, and maximum user productivity.

BOXX Technologies Inc., headquartered in Austin, Texas, is a developer and manufacturer of high-performance workstations and render nodes specifically designed to meet the high-performance and reliability requirements of digital content creators working in the 3D, animation, visual effects, digital film, architecture, game development, visualization and broadcast markets. BOXX's rapid integration of cutting-edge computing technologies selected and optimized to deliver the best possible performance when running digital content creation (DCC) applications is reflected in its extensive line of uniquely featured and highly customizable systems, including BOXX APEXX, 3DBOXX and 3DBOXX RTX workstations, and renderBOXX render nodes.


Leslie Versweyveld

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