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Source:  3Dup.com - The Computer Graphics Portal
URL:  http://3dup.com/news/view.vfx?nid=40
Category:  Hardware
New Workstations Provide Fast Render Preview and Significant Power Savings
3Dup.com - November 18, 2007 - 15:41
BOXX Technologies Inc. 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 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 François 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."

More Information at: www.boxxtech.com - Images Courtesy of Boxx Tecnologies Inc.