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Boxx for Arnold

  • On March 28, 2017

Arnold is an advanced Monte Carlo ray tracing renderer built for the demands of feature-length animation and visual effects. Originally co-developed with Sony Pictures Imageworks and now their main renderer, Arnold is used at over 300 studios worldwide.


Arnold is used at over 300 studios worldwide including ILM, Framestore, MPC, The Mill, and Digic Pictures. Notable projects that have implemented the use of Arnold include films such as The Avengers, Gravity, Pacific Rim, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. The ray tracing process is hardware intensive and requires a large amount of power, without utilizing a custom built workstation or render farm, you’re losing out on performance. BOXX offers a line of unique, CPU-dense render nodes and workstations that will help you reduce your render times.


APEXX 1 1802 – Single-socket APEXX 1 1802 features a powerful Intel Xeon processor with up to 22 cores and additional memory for CPU-intensive applications and rendering.

APEXX 4 7403 – Featuring a liquid-cooled, safely overclocked, eight-core Intel Core i7 combined with up to four professional dual-width NVIDIA Quadro or AMD RadeonPro graphics cards, APEXX 4 7403 delivers advanced performance for both single-threaded and multi-threaded applications.

APEXX 4 7404 – The ultimate combination of power and performance, APEXX 4 7404, featuring an overclocked, liquid-cooled, ten-core Intel Core i7, is ideal for both single-threaded and multi-threaded applications.

APEXX 4 7902 – With dual Intel Xeon processors (22 cores max), up to three professional, dual-width GPUs, and an unmatched 256GB of maximum memory, APEXX 4 7902 provides unparalleled multi-threaded performance for ANSYS and other professional applications.


Unlike 3D modeling and animation tasks, rendering your 3D assets is a highly multi-threaded process. The more CPU cores you have in your system (or systems) the better.

Offload Your Rendering! Rendering is a computationally intense task that should be offloaded. The purpose of a workstation is to work and remain productive. Productivity comes to a halt when you tie up your workstation with rendering final frame animation sequences. BOXX offers unique, dedicated desk-side rendering solutions like the renderPRO as well as a complete turnkey render farm. If you rely on GPU rendering our APEXX 4 supports up to 4 full size GPUs and the APEXX 5 supports up to 5 GPUs.

renderBOXX – With dual Intel Xeon processors (up to 22 cores each) and up to 128GB of memory, each renderBOXX node provides ultimate CPU compute density.

RenderFarm On Wheels – The ultimate turn-key render farm, expandable ROW features up to ten renderBOXX nodes per 4U rack space.

renderPRO 1 – Engineered for quiet, deskside CPU rendering or simulation, ultra-compact renderPRO 1 supports 24/7 workload operation.

renderPRO 2 – The custom-designed, dual socket render node delivers high core counts and unmatched deskside CPU rendering/simulation.

To find out more about their products, do visit their website.

Source – BOXX


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