The NVIDIA RTX-Powered Workstation: A Workflow for Your Flow State
For creative professionals, there’s nothing better than losing yourself in your work. It’s the time when you forget the world around you and become fully immersed in the task at hand. Athletes commonly refer to this as a “flow state.” Regardless of your profession, people often do their best work in those moments, and cherish them as they come. Some even train in order to sustain that state longer, which is thought to provide a competitive edge.
It follows then that interruptions can be extremely annoying, especially if it’s caused by something beyond your control, like technological limitations. Right now, there are countless digital artists, architects, or video editors whose creative potential is being stunted by outdated or subpar equipment. They all rely on hardware to enable and accelerate their creativity, but unfortunately, it’s doing the opposite. Sluggish viewports and long render times coupled with increasingly large datasets and mounting pressure to meet shifting deadlines all combine to create a stressful environment that is not conducive to entering that coveted flow state.
That’s where BOXX comes in.
BOXX cut its teeth building high-end workstations for the media & entertainment industry. We know hardware, and the software that goes with it. Over the years, we’ve expanded our role to include industries like manufacturing, architecture, and data science, and through it all we continue to work closely with our partners at NVIDIA to design systems that cater to professionals running software-specific workloads. Together we’ve made the most efficient, powerful, flow state-inducing system ever—the NVIDIA RTX-Powered Workstation, built by BOXX.
It may sound like hyperbole, but it’s really not. The difference between, say, the Quadro P6000, and the brand-new Quadro RTX 6000, is enormous. NVIDIA’s Turing architecture is a giant leap forward in every measurable way: dedicated RT Cores for ray tracing and Tensor Cores for AI-based acceleration. More transistors,1 higher clock speeds, and more TFLOPs2 bring significant gains in performance, which translates to faster rendering, higher photorealism, quicker deep learning insights, and smoother design experiences than ever before.
No longer will a film editor, rushing to make last-minute changes, have to worry about a stuttering or lagging viewport. No longer will an architect lose their flow with a design because of slow render times. No longer will an animator or product designer be annoyed by slow scene visualizations. Quadro RTX cards, with their massive scalable memory capacity, support 8K HDF raw video content, and accelerate AI-enhanced tools that allow for truly uninterrupted workflows. In short, for GPU-accelerated workloads, creative professionals will finally be able to realize their full potential.
Let’s talk specifics: say you’re using interactive rendering in Autodesk Arnold via the NVIDIA IRAY plugin. It generates photorealistic imagery by accurately simulating the physical behavior of light and materials. It was created for professions like product design, 3D content creation, and lighting design. In this scenario you’d have two open viewports: one with the scene you’re working on, and one next to it with a fully rendered image. With interactive rendering you can make changes (e.g., move objects, change colors, alter lighting, etc.), and in seconds you’ll see it rendered. This removes the guesswork of wondering what your final image will look like and allows you to finalize a scene much faster, without interrupting your workflow.
Or let’s say you’re a data scientist looking to train better models and iterate faster. With a BOXX Data Science Workstation combined with NVIDIA Quadro RTX GPUs, you can hit the ground running with pre-installed software carefully chosen to reduce time to insight and lower the cost of your data science projects.3
Regardless of your industry, there’s a BOXX model and an NVIDIA RTX card that can maximize your creativity and your workflow. Do you work mostly in lightly-threaded applications like SOLIDWORKS? You’ll likely want our professionally overclocked APEXX S3, coupled with a single Quadro RTX card. Or if you need a more versatile workstation for complex production pipelines and demanding 3D content creation, the APEXX T4, with room for up to four dual-slot GPUs, may be a better fit.
Consult with a BOXX performance specialist today to learn more about how we can help you reach your full creative potential and maintain that flow state.
1 6600 million more, compared to the P6000.
2 TFLOP, short for “teraflop,” refers to the capability of a processor to calculate one trillion floating-point operations per second. It’s a measurement of the raw processing power of the GPU. The RTX 6000 has 1.05 more TFLOPs than the P6000.
3 Watch this short video to learn more.