MAXIMUS FOR 3D DESIGN
In ultracompetitive markets, it's critical to shorten design cycles to get products to market faster. Digital prototyping provides an invaluable tool that allows designers to iterate and visualise extremely quickly and accurately. Plus, the organisation can involve clients much earlier in the design process while giving them higher confidence in what they're commissioning.
Maximus-class workstations unleash the interactive potential of applications like SolidWorks, Siemens NX, PTC, CATIA and 3ds Max, allowing designers and artists to breathe life into their creations using an intuitive approach matching the real-world behavior of light and materials. The graphics and computing power of NVIDIA Quadro® and Tesla® graphics cards minimises rendering times and maximises interactivity to speed the creative process so you can get your products to market faster.
MAXIMUS FOR ENGINEERING ANALYSIS
Simulation Engineers are constantly looking for new ways to improve product quality while reducing development time and cost. This often involves simulation methods such as computer-aided engineering (CAE) tools for finite element structural mechanics, computational fluid dynamics, and electromagnetics. However, these systems often require investments in centralised server environments that are relatively complex and costly in their deployment.
Maximus-class workstations leverage Quadro® and Tesla® GPUs to restore simulation turnaround requirements and remove all productivity bottlenecks. This GPU acceleration has benefited key CAE applications from ISVs such as ANSYS, Altair Engineering, Autodesk, FluiDyna, IMPETUS, MSC, Prometech, SIMULIA, Vratis, and others. As a result, engineers can now experience much faster simulations from their desktops. This lets them realise model fidelity that was previously impossible—and produce more design variations in less time.
PHOTOREALISTIC RENDERING AND DESIGN
With Maximus technology, you can perform rapid photorealistic rendering of your designs in applications such as 3ds Max or Bunkspeed while still using your system for other work.
Maximus Performance for 3ds Max 2012 with iray1
Relative Performance Scale vs 8 CPU Cores
RAY TRACING WITH CATIA LIVE RENDERING
With Maximus technology, photorealistic rendering is interactive. And it allows you to simultaneously run other applications without bogging down your system.
Maximus Performance for CATIA Live Rendering2
Relative Performance Scale vs 8 CPU Cores
ENGINEERING ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
With Maximus technology, you can perform simultaneous structural or fluid dynamics analysis with applications such as ANSYS while running your design application, including SolidWorks and PTC Creo.
FASTER SIMULATIONS, MORE JOB INSTANCES3
Relative Performance Scale vs 2 CPU Cores
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING
"Last year, we were forced to compromise, eliminating a lot of great features and dumbing things down because our computer technology wasn't fast enough to perform the design and rendering we needed. This year was an entirely different story. The NVIDIA Maximus-powered system gave us the time to explore different options - with Maximus systems we can now be 10 times more creative. In a given amount of time, we can explore so many different options and get to a better end product."
Alan Barrington, Mercedes Advanced Design Center California.
"Oh my! This truly feels like heaven. To think that it was just yesterday that we had to design first and then let the machine wait hours rendering.. and we're onto pulling off both at the same time!..."
Matthew DeCarlo, Techspot
"The NVIDIA Maximus-powered system is like getting three people's worth of use on a single machine. This system is a beast. We haven't yet found anything it can't handle, even simultaneous CAD, analysis, and additional number crunching in remote rendering jobs. We can do all our highly complex analysis or rendering without interrupting other work going on."
Jason Calaiaro, Director of Information Systems for Astrobotic Technology
"By bringing FEA and CFD processing power back to local machines, NVIDIA offers engineers an ideal multitasking possibility: They can now design their product's geometry in CAD software, evaluate its aesthetics in near real-time rendering mode, and verify its structural integrity and functions through simulation."
Kenneth Wong, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop
1 - Test consists of a collection of hard surface objects rendered outdoors in 3ds Max with iray 1.2 comparing an NVIDIA Tesla C2075 and the indicated Quadro GPU with the CPU relative to an Intel 3ghz x5570 Xeon CPU with 8 cores rendering. ECC has been turned off for all GPUs. Values shown are percent increase in render speed relative to CPU.
2 - The comparison presented for Catia Live Rendering is based on industry standard workstation: HP z800 with dual quad core Xeon W5580 CPU @3.2GHz and appropriate CPU or GPU combination, 12GB RAM, Win7-64bit OS. 275.89 Dassault Certified Driver was used in the benchmark running Dassault Catia V6R2012.HF6 (18.104.22.168) at 1920x1200 resolution. The comparison shows average frames rendered per second (on a total of 100 frames). CPU-only result is based on 8 CPU cores, and CPU+GPU results are based on 6 CPU cores.
3 - Benchmark obtained comparing 2 and 8 CPU cores verses 8 CPU Cores + Tesla C2075 running ANSYS Mechanical 14, V14sp-5 Model, Turbine Geometry, 2.1M DOF, Static Nonlinear, Direct Sparse, CPU: 2 x Westmere Xeon X5690 at 3.47GHz.