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BOXX Introduces World's First Overclocked Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
BOXX Technologies, the leading innovator of high-performance workstations and rendering systems, today announced the introduction of XDI 8401R-V, the world's first overclocked virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution. XDI 8401R-V hosts multiple virtual workstations on a single server while preserving the performance and experience for users of graphics intense applications. This one-of-a-kind system also provides organizations with remote access, data centralization, data security, and high speed shared storage.

"All VDI systems host multiple users on a single server," said Tim Lawrence, BOXX VP of Engineering, "but only the XDI 8401R-V takes advantage of a safely overclocked Intel Core i7, providing engineers, architects, and 3D artists with unparalleled bare metal workstation performance in a virtual environment."

The latest offering from PRO VDI, the BOXX line of both GRID-based and XDI-based optimized configurations, XDI 8401R-V is designed to fully support Autodesk Revit, Maya, Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS, and other single-threaded, graphics-intense applications. The rack mounted server relies on the same overclocked Intel Core i7 processor found in BOXX APEXX desktop workstations.

"Since 3D modeling CAD applications are single-threaded or lightly threaded, they only make use of a single CPU core," explained Lawrence. "The low frequency Intel Xeon processors used in competing VDI systems actually limit CAD productivity. The only way to boost performance and productivity is to increase the frequency through the safe overclocking integrated into the XDI 8401R-V."

Another key advantage of the XDI 8401R-V is the use of NVIDIA vDGA rather than vGPU graphics acceleration technology. Ideal for working with graphics, vDGA allows a virtual desktop to access a professional grade graphics card such as the NVIDIA Quadro for faster frame rates in the application viewport. Economically, it also serves to eliminate licensing costs associated with NVIDIA GRID software.

Published Wednesday, October 26, 2016 1:15 PM by David Marshall
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