Nirvana. The Police. The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Cream. If you’re a music aficionado, or more specifically, a rock music aficionado (the best kind IMHO) then you know what these legendary groups have in common. They’re power trios, each consisting of three musicians who joined forces to change the musical landscape by redefining power and performance on stage and in the recording studio.
So what does that have to do with BOXX and our mission to provide purpose-built workstations for creative professionals? As an analogy, plenty, since we’re one third of a hardware power trio set to deliver incredible performance for 3D design, CAD, motion media, and other creative applications.
By now, you know all about the launch of the new Intel® Xeon® processors detailed here. With performance as awesome as their code name, these Sapphire Rapids (sounds like a 90’s alt-rock outfit) CPUs inside our APEXX W-Class workstations not only deliver high clock speed, but also offer up to 56 processing cores. The result is outstanding performance for highly threaded applications (which require multiple CPU cores), as well as any other software application you’re using, since lightly threaded apps require fast CPU clock speeds. The bottom line is this: today’s professional workflows are complex and compute hungry, and when it comes to supporting these workflows, the new Intel Xeon procs really deliver.
Back to my power trio analogy, if BOXX is riffing on guitar and Intel is holding down the bass groove, who’s on the drums?
The backbeat is provided by NVIDIA Ada Lovelace GPUs. I’m not making that up. And you simply don’t get any more rock & roll than the name, “Ada Lovelace.” There’s actually an entirely different story behind that nomenclature, but for the sake of this music-themed blog, let’s not spoil it with certain truths.
Speaking of truths, one which can’t be ignored is, “All that is digitally created, must be rendered.” That’s why our APEXX W-Class workstations are available with up to four NVIDIA RTX 6000 GPUs. These graphics cards deliver state-of-the-art, interactive rendering (and visualization) performance with blazing-fast onboard graphics memory technology and optimized software drivers. NVIDIA’s Shader Execution Reordering (SER) system enables on-the-fly organization and reordering of workloads by grouping similar-performing threads for the SM and RT Core so they operate more efficiently. For demanding graphics and visualization, real-time photorealistic rendering, immersive VR, or data science and AI, these NVIDIA RTX professional GPUs are the pinnacle.
“Creative and technical professionals are searching for a next-generation, advanced computing experience,” said Bob Pette, vice president of professional visualization at NVIDIA. “Working with BOXX and Intel, NVIDIA can provide the powerful underlying architecture that industries need for demanding visual computing workflows with NVIDIA RTX professional GPUs.”
Lastly, recall that organizations across multiple industries are not only facing increasingly complex 3D workloads, but also the challenges of a remote workforce. NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise is a scalable, end-to-end platform (supported by BOXX systems) enabling enterprises to develop custom 3D pipelines and simulate large-scale, physically accurate virtual worlds.
This demand for photorealistic rendering, physically accurate simulation (using the latest AI-augmented tools constructed around custom 3D pipelines), requires significantly higher levels of compute performance. BOXX APEXX W-Class workstations powered by the latest Intel Xeon processors and NVIDIA RTX Ada Generation GPUs provides the perfect combination of computing horsepower essential for modern workflows. And just like the aforementioned power trios who altered the musical landscape, this power trio will alter the digital creative landscape, accelerating your workflow like never before.
That’s the wrap up, so please don’t DM me about neglecting your favorite power trio in the opening (I’m looking at you, Rush guys). Besides, BOXX is in Austin, Texas, so if I’m guilty of omission, its ZZ Top and our own hometown heroes, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble.