BOXX Technologies Commits to New AMD Athlon™ MP Processor 2200+ with QuantiSpeed™ Architecture
3DBOXX and RenderBOXX R and H Series of High Performance Workstations and Rendering Systems Feature Newest AMD Multiprocessor
AUSTIN, TX --
BOXX Technologies, a leading provider of award-winning digital content creation systems for the entertainment and digital film industries, today announced its R and H series of high-performance 3DBOXX workstations and RenderBOXX rendering systems now feature the AMD Athlon™ MP processor 2200+ with QuantiSpeed™ architecture and Smart MP technology.
The 3DBOXX and RenderBOXX series featuring the new AMD Athlon MP processor 2200+ with QuantiSpeed architecture and Smart MP technology provide optimal performance for compute-intensive applications such as 3D modeling, CAD, animation and digital video editing.
“Our customers are eager for processing power and continually driven by deadlines,” says Rick Krause, president and CEO of BOXX. “By offering the latest AMD Athlon MP processors in our 3DBOXX and RenderBOXX series of workstations and rendering systems we can deliver the processing power they need to quickly streamline workflow and keep project deadlines under control.”
Designed for Microsoft Windows 2000 or Linux, 3DBOXX and RenderBOXX are available in single and dual processor configurations enhanced with NVIDIA Quadro4 XGL architecture and optimized for modeling and rendering 3D content and animation with popular software programs such as Maya, 3ds max, Softimage 3D, LightWave 3D, and Houdini.
“Users of compute-intensive applications require peak reliability and productivity from their workstations, and the AMD Athlon MP processor 2200+ is designed to meet that requirement,” said Ben Williams, director of server and workstation marketing for AMD’s Computation Products Group. “The systems that BOXX is offering are designed with content creators in mind to help them meet their deadlines.”
About 3DBOXX and RenderBOXX
Available in single and dual processor configurations running Microsoft Windows 2000 or Linux, the 3DBOXX series features high-performance workstations built for digital content creation. The series includes enhanced system architecture and accelerated graphics capabilities and utilizes the new NVIDIA Quadro4 XGL graphics adapters with NVIEW™ multidisplay technology.
The RenderBOXX series of high-speed rendering nodes are designed to streamline the rendering process for HD, digital film, video, game development, 3D design and animation. Available in a 1U (1.7”) form factor, RenderBOXX offers unparalleled processing power over conventional rendering systems to reduce rendering times and increase throughput.
Pricing and Availability
The 3DBOXX and RenderBOXX series introducing the AMD Athlon MP processor 2200+ with Quantispeed architecture are currently shipping. Pricing varies with system configuration.
About the AMD Athlon MP Processor
The AMD Athlon™ MP processor is a seventh-generation x86 processor designed for high-performance multiprocessing servers and workstations.
AMD Athlon MP processors are used by leading corporations to increase productivity in areas such as oil and gas exploration, Web-hosting services and motion picture rendering. In addition, many of the world’s most prestigious universities use AMD Athlon MP processors in superclusters for compute-intensive research applications.
A key advantage of AMD’s multiprocessing platform is Smart MP technology, which greatly enhances overall platform performance by increasing data movement between the two CPUs, chipset and memory system. Smart MP technology features dual point-to-point, high-speed 266MHz system buses with Error Correcting Code (ECC) support designed to provide up to 2.1GB per second per CPU of bus bandwidth in a dual-processor system. Smart MP technology also has an optimized Modified Owner Exclusive Shared Invalid (MOESI) cache coherency protocol that manages data and memory traffic in a multiprocessing environment.
The AMD Athlon MP processor features the patented QuantiSpeed™ architecture, which includes a high performance full-speed cache with hardware data pre-fetch, a fully pipelined superscalar floating point engine, and an exclusive L2 Translation Look-aside Buffer (TLB). The processor also incorporates 3DNow!ä Professional technology, which has 51 new instructions that extend AMD’s 3DNow! technology, enabling smoother, richer and more lifelike images, more precise digital audio and an enriched Internet experience. The AMD Athlon MP processor is compatible with AMD’s stable Socket A infrastructure, and supports DDR memory technology.
BOXX® Technologies, headquartered in Austin, TX, is a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance, high-bandwidth Microsoft Windows 2000 and Linux-based hardware and software solutions for the 3D, animation, digital film, and HDTV broadcast markets. BOXX solutions are designed to increase productivity and performance and include 3DBOXX®, RenderBOXX® and HDBOXX®—all complete systems for 3D, rendering, HD non-linear editing, compositing and playback, respectively. For more information on BOXX Technologies, please visit the BOXX web site at www.boxxtech.com
or call toll free 877-877-BOXX (2699) or 512-835-0400 (outside North America).
AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD, a Fortune 500 and Standard & Poor’s 500 company, produces microprocessors, Flash memory devices, and support circuitry for communications and networking applications. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD had revenues of $3.9 billion in 2001.
BOXX, 3DBOXX, RenderBOXX and HDBOXX are registered trademarks of BOXX Technologies, Inc., registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD Athlon, 3DNow!, and combinations thereof, and QuantiSpeed are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other product and company names herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. BOXX Technologies, 9390 Research Blvd., Kaleido II, Ste. 300, Austin, TX 78759, tel: 512-835-0400, fax: 512-835-0434.
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