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New Workstations Provide Fast Render Preview and Significant Power Savings
Austin, Texas November 12, 2007 BOXX Technologies Inc., an innovator in high-performance computing systems for visual effects (VFX) professionals, today released the 3DBOXX 8400se, a world-class VFX Workstation that leverages the power of the exclusive 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon. The 3DBOXX 8400se is specifically designed for VFX and architectural design professionals who need maximum performance in a dual processor workstation to run compute-intensive tasks such as rendering animation on the fly or creating high-end 3D models.
The 3DBOXX 8400se runs with an exclusive 3.2 GHz processor, and combines world-class floating-point performance in a dual-processor workstation with reliability and stability when running advanced applications.
To harness the exceptional computing power of the 150W, 3.2 GHz Xeon, BOXX engineering implemented, for the first time, an advanced liquid cooling system. The innovative liquid cooling solution has enough thermal overhead to keep the new dual 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeons humming. Entirely self-contained, it provides, continuous and safe thermal dissipation for this exceptional configuration. This intelligent cooling system also incorporates advanced green design elements by implementing high-heat dissipation efficiency with low power consumption.
BOXX, today, also released the 3DBOXX 8400, which leverages the power of the new quad-core Intel Xeon processors to get the most out of multi-threaded applications. The 3DBOXX 8400 is thoroughly tested by BOXX Labs to run VFX, architectural design and Building Information Modeling (BIM) applications.
VFX and design professionals are constantly looking for ways to accelerate their workflows, said Francois Wolf, director of marketing for BOXX Technologies. VFX artists want to be able to preview images as they create them with the maximum number of effects turned on. Also, most of the imaging studios today are located in high-rent locations such as London, New York City, and Los Angeles, so being able to render images faster without taking up valuable floor space with additional render nodes or additional electrical power is critical.
The 3DBOXX W8400 and 3DBOXX W8400se can be ordered from BOXX starting November 12.
About BOXX Technologies Inc.
BOXX Technologies Inc., headquartered in Austin, Texas, is a leading 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 and broadcast markets. BOXXs 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. For more information on BOXX Technologies Inc., visit the BOXX website at www.boxxtech.com.
Submitted: 2007-11-16 00:49:06 UTC
Software: 3dsmax, Maya, Xsi, and Zbrush