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Desktop Engineering Reviews The 3DBOXX 8550 XTREME

Desktop Engineering Reviews The 3DBOXX 8550 XTREME

I just finished reading through an excellent review about the 3DBOXX 8550 XTREME. If you are looking for a fast workstation, you should read this too.

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Fri 6 May 2011: 11:50am

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iPad – is it CG Friendly?

iPad – is it CG Friendly?

Last year, Apple shook the tech world when it released the iPad, and it quickly became the must have gadget for 2010. Apple is now in the spotlight again with lots of hype around iPad 2. It's all very well lusting after one of these little babies, but for me, the real question is "what can a 3D pro like me actually use it for?".

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Fri 1 Apr 2011: 11:20am

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StudioSysAdmin Event Wrap-up

StudioSysAdmin Event Wrap-up

Thank you to everyone who came along to last Thursday’s StudioSysAdmin event at Framestore. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did, and gained a little more insight into virtualisation and PC-over-IP technologies.

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Tue 29 Mar 2011: 10:58am

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BOXX's Entry-level Workstation Gets Editor's Choice Award

BOXX's Entry-level Workstation Gets Editor's Choice Award

The 3DBOXX 4860 may be BOXX's entry-level single CPU machine, but it performed very well in a recent review, picking up the Editor's Choice Award from 3D Professor.

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Mon 28 Mar 2011: 11:30am

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Teradici and BOXX to Talk at StudioSysAdmin Event

Teradici and BOXX to Talk at StudioSysAdmin Event

There’s been a lot of talk about virtualisation and PC-over-IP lately, with a lot of studios asking what benefits it can bring to a CG pipeline. It’s a fair question that’s best explained by the experts, so we’ve asked Teradici to come along to this Thursday’s StudioSysAdmin event at Framestore, and shed a little more light on this emerging technology.

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Tue 22 Mar 2011: 12:05pm

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Tech Industry will be Affected by Mega Japanese Earthquake

After the shocking events that hit Japan there is of course a severe knock on effect to our industry in terms of technology.

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Thu 17 Mar 2011: 9:24am

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3D Artist Reviews the BOXX8550

3D Artist Reviews the BOXX8550

Did any of you see the review of the 3DBOXX 8550 Xtreme in the latest issue of 3D Artist magazine? I can't say that I was surprised when I read that it had taken the title of the fastest rendering machine ever seen. We have been running test on this machine in our labs ourselves and have seen it deliver some pretty outstanding results.

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Wed 9 Mar 2011: 9:42am

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Nvidia Cleans up at the Oscars

Nvidia Cleans up at the Oscars

There may have been only one winner for the Best Visual Effects award at the Oscars, but it was the top line-up of nominees that gave NVidia a real cause to celebrate.

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Thu 3 Mar 2011: 8:15am

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3DBOXX 8550 is the Editor’s Choice

3DBOXX 8550 is the Editor’s Choice

BOXX’s flagship machine has again wooed the reviewers, this time picking up the Editor’s Choice award from 3D Professor.

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Tue 22 Feb 2011: 10:15am

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Virtualisation and PC-over-IP technology

Virtualisation and PC-over-IP technology

I’m seeing a lot more studios looking at virtualisation and using new PC-over-IP technology to change their workflows - something that hasn’t always been possible within a CG environment.

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Tue 22 Feb 2011: 7:28am

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Managing Storage in Virtual Environments

Managing Storage in Virtual Environments

Isilon have released a new "Storage in Virtual Environments" White Paper, which looks at the challenges studios face when adopting virtualisation. It shows how you can tackle the issue of managing huge amounts of data, giving you an useful insight into scale-out storage and why it’s better suited to managing next-gen storage requirements.

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Fri 11 Feb 2011: 4:21pm

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DNeg adopt NVIDIA GPU-based render farm

DNeg adopt NVIDIA GPU-based render farm

GPU-rendering technology is starting to gain momentum as more studios are incorporating NVIDIA’s GPU technology into their pipelines. Always one to take advantage of new technology, DNeg have developed their own GPU-based render farm to speed up their production.

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Fri 11 Feb 2011: 10:00am

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Enter the Draw to Win a BOXX Workstation

Enter the Draw to Win a BOXX Workstation

If you’ve read the BOXX reviews and seen the results, you’ll be pretty excited to learn that we are giving away a BOXX super-fast high performance machine, in a brand new competition.

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Fri 28 Jan 2011: 3:06pm

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3DBOXX8550 Sets the Benchmark in Architectural Visualisation

3DBOXX8550 Sets the Benchmark in Architectural Visualisation

BOXX has impressed the reviewers again at UK's Develop3D magazine, this time proving it’s a serious contender in the Architectural Visualisation space.

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Fri 28 Jan 2011: 12:00pm

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BOXX: An Inside Perspective

BOXX: An Inside Perspective

There has been a lot of talk and reviews of BOXX machines lately. To find out a little more about what makes them perform so well, I caught up with BOXX’s Director of Marketing and Business Development, Shoaib Mohammad to get the inside scoop…

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Thu 20 Jan 2011: 5:26pm

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3DBOXX 4860 tops the charts

3DBOXX 4860 tops the charts

BOXX has again topped benchmarking tests in a new product review by Desktop Engineering released this week.

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Fri 7 Jan 2011: 10:09am

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3 Reasons BOXX 8550 is The Fastest Workstation in the World

3 Reasons BOXX 8550 is The Fastest Workstation in the World

There has been a lot of talk about the BOXX 8550 XTREME lately, and why it’s the fastest workstation in the world. Many of us are naturally suspicious of all the marketing hype, but on proper investigation, these claims are actually based in pretty solid facts... Here’s the low down.

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Thu 9 Dec 2010: 3:35pm

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Is Technology Making Us Stupid?

Now, I realise that it’s a bit of a leading question, especially as all of us in this industry rely so much on technology…

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Tue 9 Nov 2010: 12:37pm

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BOXX to ship with new Quadro Fermi 2000

BOXX to ship with new Quadro Fermi 2000

BOXX machines will now be even faster following nVidia’s recent announcement that they will be releasing a brand new graphics card, the Quadro Fermi 2000. This is the lastest addition to the nVidia Quadro Fermi Series, which are the industry’s only GPU-accelerated cards made for coping with HD-SDI video and 3D stereoscopics.

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Wed 3 Nov 2010: 10:44pm

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HDR Video the next stage...

It's been a few years since Paul Debevec produced his paper with Jitendra Malik, Recovering High Dynamic Range Radiance Maps from Photographs, at SIGGRAPH. Since then, people all the world have begun to generate high dynamic range still images and probes - essentially capturing all the light information from a scene in mulitple passes using digital cameras and then merging these into a single HDR image. A simple web search for HDR Images in google images will present you with an array of hyper-real looking images, or try here for some examples.

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