NVIDIA and BOXX Introduce First Gelato-Ready Server Node
Robust New Server Offers Performance and Flexibility for Digital Content Creation
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SIGGRAPH―LOS ANGELES, CA—AUGUST 10, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, in conjunction with BOXX Technologies, a leading developer of award-winning digital content creation systems, today introduced the first server-based solution for GPU-accelerated final-frame rendering with Gelato™ graphics rendering software.
This solution is the first server system to run Gelato graphics rendering software in a renderfarm, making the most of the software renderer’s advanced feature set for accelerating the final-frame rendering process. Gelato graphics rendering software is already the fastest final-frame film renderer on the market and in a renderfarm of networked Gelato-ready BOXX server systems, production speed is poised to increase dramatically. The systems are available in both AGP and PCI Express® configurations. The readback capability of PCI Express and the network parallel rendering feature of the soon-to-be-released Gelato 1.1 graphics rendering software significantly accelerates the rendering process, validating NVIDIA’s strategy that Gelato graphics rendering software will become increasingly faster with advances in hardware technology.
Combined with NVIDIA Quadro® FX professional graphics solutions, the Gelato-ready BOXX server system makes final-frame rendering easier and faster. These server-based solutions also feature NVIDIA Quadro FX graphics boards and dual Intel® XEON® processors, providing maximum performance for a variety of markets, including animation, broadcast, digital video, film, and more.
“The Gelato-ready BOXX server system fits seamlessly into any existing film production pipeline,” stated Beth Loughney, general manager of the digital film group at NVIDIA. “Once a part of that pipeline, the Gelato-ready BOXX server system will help reduce render times by offloading the rendering process from the workstation to the render farm, thus allowing the artist to be more effective and more creative.”
“BOXX immediately recognized the potential for NVIDIA's Gelato software to revolutionize film rendering,” stated Ed Caracappa, director of sales and marketing at BOXX. “We created a unique hardware solution for Gelato that will maximize the application’s performance and deliver an ROI for our customers that will blow competitive rendering products away.”
Demonstrated at SIGGRAPH in the NVIDIA booth (#1732), the Gelato-ready BOXX server system is available now, with PCI Express pricing starting at $3,300. NVIDIA Quadro FX graphics boards and Gelato graphics rendering software are additional.
BOXX Technologies, headquartered in Austin, TX, is a leading manufacturer of high-performance award-winning workstations and turnkey solutions for digital content creation. BOXX workstations are used extensively throughout the 2D, 3D, visual effects, animation, broadcast, post production, digital video and film and HD communities. BOXX systems are available direct in North America and through resellers worldwide.
For more information visit the BOXX web site at www.boxxtech.com or call toll free 1-877-877-BOXX (2699) or 512-835-0400 (outside North America).
NVIDIA Corporation is a market leader in visual computing technology dedicated to creating products that enhance the interactive experience on consumer and professional computing platforms. Its graphics and communications processors have broad market reach and are incorporated into a wide variety of computing platforms, including consumer digital-media PCs, enterprise PCs, professional workstations, digital content creation systems, notebook PCs, military navigation systems, and video game consoles. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and employs more than 2,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit the Company’s Web site at www.nvidia.com.
Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to the benefits, capabilities, performance and features of the Gelato-ready BOXX server system and the impact of advances in hardware technology on Gelato are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, manufacturing and other delays relating to our current and new products, difficulties in the fabrication process, NVIDIA’s reliance on third-party manufacturers, general industry trends including cyclical trends in the PC, handheld and semiconductor industries, manufacturing costs and the pricing of components such as memory, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, changes in industry standards and interfaces, market acceptance of our new products, our dependence on third-party developers and publishers, the impact of litigation and other proceedings and other risks detailed and from time to time in NVIDIA’s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended April 25, 2004 and other filings made from time to time with the SEC. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
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