Fusion-io has announced at NAB that the ioFX workstation acceleration platform will be available with 1.6 TB of capacity. The Fusion ioFX memory tier with its high capacity is perfect for computer assisted design, 4K and stereoscopic production, video editing as well as DI and colour grading.
The Fusion ioFX removes traditional data storage bottlenecks to allow high performance CPUs and graphics processing units (GPUs) to operate at their full potential. Founded on the Fusion ioMemory platform trusted to accelerate data centres around, the 1.6 TB Fusion ioFX drastically improves workstation application performance. The ioFX is ideal for enabling artists to composite, edit, playback and finish digital content with significantly greater speed and efficiency in addition to speeding up encoding, transcoding, particle simulations and working with large amounts of cached data.
Fusion-io’s Director of Visual Computing, Vincent Brisebois, has spoken of the capabilities of Fusion ioFX, saying "Digital production is undergoing a resolution revolution as production moves to 4K and beyond, while production budgets and deadlines continue to tighten. To overcome these opposing forces, the Fusion ioFX can help digital artists efficiently deliver creative work faster, even when faced with the most demanding production requirements.”
More information on the Fusion ioFX 1.6TB will be announced closer to its release date in the summer.
In addition to this news from Fusion-io, HP has signed on to integrate ioFX into its HP Z Family workstations including the 420, 620 and 820. It will also be extending the option to current HP workstation owners, to simply add the card to their existing machines.
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