BOXX Announces NVIDIA-Powered Data Center System at GTC Digital
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AUSTIN, TX – BOXX Technologies, a leading innovator of high-performance computer workstations, rendering systems and servers, today announced the new FLEXX data center platform as the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) Digital begins on March 25th. FLEXX is specifically designed for content creation and is available in a variety of sizes and functions, NVIDIA RTX GPUs, multiple CPUs, and other innovative design breakthroughs, and supports NVIDIA GPU virtualization software for remote workstations.

"FLEXX offers all the performance and performance of a desktop workstation in a high density rack form factor," said Bill Leasure, BOXX VP of Marketing. "This unique system is based on NVIDIA RTX GPUs and enables companies to accelerate workflows and work remotely, to access data, creative content, team projects and more."

FLEXX is a data center capable system with several nodes and can support several types of computer nodes at the same time. This provides the highest application performance for engineers, architects, designers, artists and other professional content creators working on-site or remotely. Computing nodes include NVIDIA Quadro Virtual Workstation nodes that can be accessed from any connected device. They offer performance that was previously only available on desk-side workstations, as well as multi-CPU rendering nodes and multi-GPU workstation or rendering nodes. With the new FLEXX system, companies can deploy virtual Quadro workstations in just a few minutes, so designers and artists who work from home can stay productive.

The nodes, available in various sizes, are measured as VUs (vertical units), and the FLEXX housing supports up to ten 1VU nodes or five 2VU nodes. Nodes can be mixed (for example: six 1VU nodes and two 2VU nodes) and can also be removed or inserted without disturbing neighboring nodes. The FLEXX chassis is five rack units high and has redundant power supplies. The new systems are recommended for Autodesk Revit, Maya, 3ds Max and Arnold as well as for SOLIDWORKS Simulation & Visualize, V-Ray and other applications.

FLEXX includes the RAXX P6G Jupiter with up to 16 NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000 GPUs. The 6U rack system is ideal for deep learning development, rendering, simulation and other GPU-centric workflows.

Predictive Science, Inc. (PSI), a San Diego-based company that offers cutting-edge scientific solutions to real-world problems, recently completed a NASA-funded project to add PSI's magnetohydrodynamic solar physics simulation to a first GPU Acceleration to expand code called MAS. This was achieved with OpenACC to ensure portability and a single code base. An important application of MAS is space weather, which allows scientists to simulate multiple parameterized models of solar flares to align observations that could eventually lead to a real-time prediction system.

"Many simplified simulations are used to refine the parameter selection," said Dr. Ronald M. Caplan, PSI. "While these simulations can be run quickly on a large HPC cluster, it is highly desirable to run them internally on a single system." Running a 60 million cell simulation on a 32 core processor takes almost 3.5 days if all 16 NVIDIA Quadro 8000 GPUs are used in the RAXX P6G Jupiter. The same simulation is done in just an hour and a half. "

The BOXX product update is rounded off by the APEXX W4L ProViz workstation with four NVIDIA Quadro RTX GPUs and an Intel Xeon W-3275 processor with 28 cores (56 threads) and 128 GB memory. APEXX W4L is specifically designed to accelerate rendering and simulation and is ideal for powering leading computer graphics applications such as 3ds Max, Maya and Maxon Cinema 4D, as well as rendering engines such as Arnold, V-Ray and Redshift.

"From creative design to data visualization, sophisticated graphics workflows require powerful, purpose-built solutions," said Bob Pette, vice president of professional visualization at NVIDIA. "With BOXX systems accelerated by NVIDIA RTX GPUs, professional digital artists, engineers, architects, designers, and data scientists can be confident that they have the performance needed to work with the most graphics-intensive applications from anywhere . "

For more information on BOXX systems, financing options and how to contact global resellers, go to www.boxx.com.

Source: BOXX Technologies

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