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NVIDIA and BOXX Introduce First Gelato-Ready Server Node

 
 

NVIDIA Corporation:

Andrew Humber
European PR Manager
NVIDIA Ltd
ahumber@nvidia.com

Press Relations:

Ciarán Brennan or Clive Gorman
Bastion (NVIDIA PR)
Tel: +44 (20) 7490 1323
clive@bastion.co.uk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NVIDIA and BOXX Introduce First Gelato-Ready Server Node

Robust New Server Offers Performance and Flexibility for Digital Content Creation

SIGGRAPH―LOS ANGELES, CA—AUGUST 10, 2004—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, in conjunction with BOXX Technologies, a leading developer of award-winning digital content creation systems, today introduced the first server-based solution for GPU-accelerated final-frame rendering with Gelato™ graphics rendering software.

This solution is the first server system to run Gelato graphics rendering software in a renderfarm, making the most of the software renderer’s advanced feature set for accelerating the final-frame rendering process. Gelato graphics rendering software is already the fastest final-frame film renderer on the market and in a renderfarm of networked Gelato-ready BOXX server systems, production speed is poised to increase dramatically. The systems are available in both AGP and PCI Express® configurations. The readback capability of PCI Express and the network parallel rendering feature of the soon-to-be-released Gelato 1.1 graphics rendering software significantly accelerates the rendering process, validating NVIDIA’s strategy that Gelato graphics rendering software will become increasingly faster with advances in hardware technology.

Combined with NVIDIA Quadro® FX professional graphics solutions, the Gelato-ready BOXX server system makes final-frame rendering easier and faster. These server-based solutions also feature NVIDIA Quadro FX graphics boards and dual Intel® XEON® processors, providing maximum performance for a variety of markets, including animation, broadcast, digital video, film, and more.

“The Gelato-ready BOXX server system fits seamlessly into any existing film production pipeline,” stated Beth Loughney, general manager of the digital film group at NVIDIA. “Once a part of that pipeline, the Gelato-ready BOXX server system will help reduce render times by offloading the rendering process from the workstation to the render farm, thus allowing the artist to be more effective and more creative.”

“BOXX immediately recognised the potential for NVIDIA’s Gelato software to revolutionise film rendering,” stated Ed Caracappa, director of sales and marketing at BOXX. “We created a unique hardware solution for Gelato that will maximise the application’s performance and deliver an ROI for our customers that will blow competitive rendering products away.”

Demonstrated at SIGGRAPH in the NVIDIA booth (#1732), the Gelato-ready BOXX server system is available now, with PCI Express pricing starting at $3,300. NVIDIA Quadro FX graphics boards and Gelato graphics rendering software are additional.

About BOXX

BOXX Technologies, headquartered in Austin, TX, is a leading manufacturer of high-performance award-winning workstations and turnkey solutions for digital content creation. BOXX workstations are used extensively throughout the 2D, 3D, visual effects, animation, broadcast, post production, digital video and film and HD communities. BOXX systems are available direct in North America and through resellers worldwide.

For more information visit the BOXX web site at www.boxxtech.com.

About NVIDIA
NVIDIA Corporation is a market leader in visual computing technology dedicated to creating products that enhance the interactive experience on consumer and professional computing platforms. Its graphics and communications processors have broad market reach and are incorporated into a wide variety of computing platforms, including consumer digital-media PCs, enterprise PCs, professional workstations, digital content creation systems, notebook PCs, military navigation systems and video game consoles. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and employs more than 1,900 people worldwide. For more information, visit the Company’s Web site at www.nvidia.co.uk.

Certain statements in this press release, including any statements relating to the Company's performance expectations for NVIDIA's family of products and expectations of continued revenue growth, are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, manufacturing and other delays relating to new products, difficulties in the fabrication process and dependence of the Company on third-party manufacturers, general industry trends including cyclical trends in the PC and semiconductor industries, the impact of competitive products and pricing alternatives, market acceptance of the Company's new products and the Company's dependence on third-party developers and publishers. Investors are advised to read the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly those sections entitled "Certain Business Risks," for a fuller discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.

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