Figuring Out FLEXX

Figuring Out FLEXX

So you’re an enterprise business interested in remote access, streamlining your creative teams, accelerating their workflows, enabling better team collaboration, and all that good stuff. By now, you have (hopefully) heard of BOXX FLEXX data center platforms. If not, here’s the quick rundown: FLEXX offers all the power and performance of multiple desk side workstations in a rack-mounted, high-density form factor. Each FLEXX node inside the platform is purpose-built to deliver state-of-the-art performance, reliability, and flexibility for content creation, rendering, and simulation.

More good news: a FLEXX platform fits in easily with your existing IT infrastructure and can simultaneously support multiple types of FLEXX compute nodes, providing the highest application performance for engineers, architects, designers, artists, and other content creators. This means you can provision virtual workstations in minutes, accelerate workflows onsite or remotely, and access data, creative content, team projects, and more. Accessible from any connected device, FLEXX GPU workstation/render nodes or FLEXX CPU render nodes deliver the same level of performance you get from BOXX desk side workstations.

The FLEXX chassis supports up to ten 1VU nodes or five 2VU nodes.* You can mix and match sizes (for example: four 1VU nodes and three 2VU nodes) because each can be inserted or removed without disrupting neighboring nodes.

About now, you’re thinking, “This sounds perfect for my company, design studio, architecture firm, etc., but how do I configure the correct one for my workflow?” Let’s start with the applications.



Creating & GPU Rendering



Think of this as a BOXX APEXX A-class, desk side workstation in a slender, high density form factor—because that’s exactly what it is.  So if you create in 3ds Max or Maya, as well as Revit, AutoCAD, or Navisworks, and do GPU rendering, this model is purpose-built to optimize your workflow.  Each A1G node includes an AMD Ryzen™ 5000 CPU and NVIDIA GPU.



Here’s where it gets beefier. The same creative applications apply (3ds Max, Maya, Revit, AutoCAD, Navisworks, etc.) and P2G is also built for GPU rendering, but this is a 2VU form factor because it houses a 64-core AMD EPYC™ 7002 series processor, 4TB of memory, and up to two NVIDIA GPUs. 



This is our flagship, APEXX S3 desk side workstation condensed into a node built for creating with 3ds Max, Maya, Revit, AutoCAD, Navisworks, SOLIDWORKS, and GPU rendering. S1G features an eight-core, Intel® Core™ i7/i9 overclocked up to 5.4GHz, liquid cooling, and one pro (NVIDIA or AMD) GPU. 


CPU Rendering and Simulation



The same applications apply here (3ds Max, Maya, Revit, AutoCAD, Navisworks) but D1 is the high density node version of our BOXX APEXX D-class workstation. Therefore, it’s built for CPU rendering and simulation. D1 features dual Intel® Xeon® processors (up to 56 cores) and multiple hard drives.

That’s the overview, but for more detailed info, visit our FLEXX product page, check out the models, the spec sheets, and do not miss the video at the bottom of the page. Finally, for living, breathing, expert advice without pushy sales talk, call a pro BOXX performance specialist at 877.877.BOXX.


*Nodes are measured as VUs (vertical units)