Fusion-io to Integrate ioFX Acceleration Into HP Z Workstations

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LAS VEGAS — Fusion-io is collaborating with workstation leader HP to integrate Fusion-io into the HP Z820, Z620, and Z420 Workstations.

The integrated solutions will offer development platforms for professional artists in visual effects, upstream exploration of oil and gas, digital content creation (DCC) and computer-aided design (CAD). In addition, professionals interested in adding the Fusion ioFX to their current HP Workstation can purchase the ioFX as a custom integration component.

"I consider HP one of the best engineering companies in the world, so I'm thrilled to see HP and Fusion-io working together to advance workstation computing architectures," said Steve Wozniak, Fusion-io Chief Scientist. "The Fusion ioFX brings the intelligence of the Fusion-io approach to HP's incredible workstations, adding even more powerful application performance to the precision engineering HP is known for around the world."

The Fusion ioFX provides application acceleration to leading workstation applications such as those from Adobe, Assimilate, and The Foundry. The new solution will integrate the Fusion ioFX into the HP Z Workstations with Intel Xeon processors. The architecture is designed to deliver a platform for digital content creation applications by moving beyond the performance limitations and bottlenecks of traditional systems.

Said Jeff Wood, vice president of product management, Commercial Solutions Business Unit, HP: "Providing the Fusion ioFX in our high-end HP Z Workstations will offer customers improved performance to tackle their most challenging projects faster."

Tuned for sustained performance in multithreaded applications, the ioFX enables artists to work on 2K, 4K and 5K content interactively, in full resolution, as well as to manipulate stereoscopic content in real time. With powerful throughput to maximize NVIDIA GPU processing, the ioFX will slash application wait times in HP WZ Workstations to accelerate both the hardware and software essential to professional digital content creation.



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