BOXX Technologies, a leading innovator of high-performance workstations and rendering systems, announced the APEXX 2 2403, which it claims is the world’s fastest workstation. This workstation is being demonstrated at SOLIDWORKS World 2017, Feb. 5-8, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA.
A Dassault Systèmes Corporate Partner, designated SOLIDWORKS Solution Partner, and leading manufacturer of CATIA and SOLIDWORKS-certified workstations, BOXX will also showcase ProVDI and a new APEXX 8R multi-GPU system, among other hardware systems.
APEXX 2 2403 features a safely overclocked, 7th generation (Kaby Lake) Intel® Core i7 7700K processor. It has a 4.8GHz frequency and sustains it across all four cores. The new workstation also includes the same liquid cooling and compact chassis that have helped make APEXX 2 the flagship of BOXX hardware solutions.
Available with up to two, full-length NVIDIA or AMD Radeon Pro professional graphics cards, APEXX 2 supports Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS, as well as Autodesk Revit, 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, and other CAD/3D design applications.
BOXX will also showcase the soon-to-be-released APEXX 8R, a rack-mounted solution featuring eight NVIDIA Quadro P6000 graphics cards. The APEXX 8R will demonstrate SOLIDWORKS Visualize Power Boost rendering accessed by a BOXX APEXX 1 1202 workstation. The ultra-compact APEXX 1, equipped with the latest Intel Core i7 processor and an NVIDIA Quadro P1000 graphics card, will also host SOLIDWORKS modeling and design demos.
BOXX customer and Orange County Choppers (OCC) lead designer Jason Pohl recently upgraded his APEXX 1 with the new P1000 and is delighted with the results. “The NVIDIA Quadro P1000 enables me to work at the speed of thought,” said Pohl. “OCC relies on a number of 3D CAD design and visualization tools to build the most innovative custom motorcycles in the world and the P1000 easily handles everything we throw at it.”
Another key BOXX demo features ProVDI, the BOXX scale-out approach to Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) enabling an organization to host multiple users on a single physical server. ProVDI relies on an overclocked Intel Core i7.