Fusion-io Showcases Ultimate Studio Solution for VFX at SIGGRAPH 2013

Fusion-io announced a complete studio solution for visual effects acceleration being showcased at SIGGRAPH 2013. Featuring Fusion-io products for servers and workstations, the powerful and cost-effective solution delivers 12 gigabytes per second (GB/s) application throughput across a network with drop-in application acceleration that unleashes artist productivity and creativity for even the most data-intensive 4K resolution and high frame rate projects.

“Fusion-io products were a fundamental, core component of our pipeline for ‘Star Trek Into Darkness,'” said Adam Watkins, Pixomondo Digital Effects Supervisor. “If you have a facility equipped with Fusion-io with the ioFX for workstations or ioDrive in the server, you get an overall productivity gain that increases efficiency of the equipment you already have. Those cost savings and increased bandwidth help you take on more work to be more competitive in the visual effects market.”

Fusion-io solutions eliminate the I/O and bandwidth bottlenecks common in visual effects studios. At SIGGRAPH 2013, the integrated Fusion-io studio solution delivers industry-leading application acceleration from the server to the workstation for a high performance, balanced pipeline that is easy to install and meets the needs of the most demanding productions:

  • Artist Workstations: Adding the Fusion ioFX to artist workstations accelerates playback, match-moving, compositing and review, enabling artists to work interactively on even uncompressed 4K and 4K stereoscopic content. At SIGGRAPH 2013, Fusion-io is showcasing workstation performance acceleration on a HP Z820 workstation for digital content creation applications from Adobe, Autodesk, The Foundry, Thinkbox Software, and Tweak Software.
  • Content Servers: As resolutions increase for high frame rate and stereoscopic films, VFX studios must deliver ever-increasing amounts of data to artist workstations. The SIGGRAPH solution caches 24TB of data on Fusion ioMemory with Fusion ioTurbine software and a high performance ioControl Hybrid Storage system (previously called NexGen) to deliver large volumes of data to workstations at very low latencies and extremely high bandwidth.

“Every studio and project has different needs that require unique solutions, making it important to accelerate the entire visual effects pipeline with a comprehensive portfolio from the workstation to the server for faster performance across modeling, composting, reviews, and rendering,” said Vincent Brisebois, Fusion-io Director of Visual Computing. “Time is money in the visual effects industry, and budgets are tighter than ever. Hosting application content on Fusion ioMemory throughout the production pipeline is a simple and cost-effective way to accelerate creative potential and opportunity for VFX studios and artists.”

The Fusion-io studio acceleration solutions are now available from leading systems vendors and resellers worldwide. For more information, please visit www.fusionio.com/contact/sales. To learn more about Fusion-io, visit SIGGRAPH booth #651 or go to www.fusionio.com. Follow Fusion ioFX on Twitter at twitter.com/FusionioFX and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FusionioFX.

About Fusion-io

Fusion-io delivers the world’s data faster. Our Fusion ioMemory platform and software defined storage solutions accelerate virtualization, databases, cloud computing, big data and performance applications. From e-commerce retailers to the world’s social media leaders and Fortune Global 500 companies, our customers are improving the performance and efficiency of their data centers with Fusion-io technology to accelerate the critical applications of the information economy.

Fusion-io, the Fusion-io logo, ioControl, ioFX, ioMemory, ioScale and ioTurbine are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Fusion-io, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.



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