By DE Editors
BOXX Technologies Inc. (Austin, TX) released vizBOXX, the first BOXX product to power virtual reality (VR) systems, very large displays, and to take advantage of the expanding possibilities of GP-GPU massively parallel computing.
vizBOXX offers a balance of CPU and GPU processing power in a hyper-dense 2-by-4U form factor designed to drive high-end simulation and visualization systems. With five modules fitting in 4Us of a standard rack, vizBOXX offers the graphics power of five NVIDIA Quadro FX professional-class graphics cards for a total of up to 20 DVI outputs. Five vizBOXX modules also include ten Quad-Core Intel Xeon CPUs, which is said to be enough processing power to perform the intense real-time computations required by immersive virtual reality implementations.
The vizBOXX platform delivers visualization power in a format that inserts itself easily in high-performance computing (HPC) environments used by scientists and engineers working on complex challenges in fields including: defense, oil & gas exploration, biomedical research, and product development. It can help solve tough problems in computational molecular biology, finite element modeling and analysis, network simulation, and medical imaging.
The density of its GPU lets it take advantage of the massively parallel architectures of NVIDIA Quadro FX graphics processors, now accessible for general purpose (GP) computing through the CUDA development environment. Substantial improvements in processing performance ranging between 10X to 400X are achievable depending on the application.
Each vizBOXX module combines the power of a NVIDIA Quadro FX professional-class, G80-based graphics card with dual Quad-Core Intel Xeon processors.
For more information, visit BOXX Technologies Inc.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.