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.
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).
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