Fusion-io has announced the launch of a PCIe-based flash card for workstations, Fusion ioFX, which utilises ioMemory technology to offer high-end visual effects processing.
The Fusion ioMemory platform is one which is used to boost performance in data centres for leading enterprises across the globe.
The Fusion ioFX itself boasts a 420GB capacity and connects via the PCI Express bus, sporting low latency data performance.
Even when working with high resolution stereoscopic content, Fusion-io says its new solution allows creative professionals to view changes in real-time. The ioFX accelerates video playback and rendering, editing, and encoding and transcoding, not to mention other data intensive activities which are common in contemporary digital production.
Ben Grossmann, Visual Effects Supervisor at Pixomondo, commented: "Fusion's ioMemory products have helped Pixomondo not only meet tight deadlines, but also explore new ideas and approaches that otherwise might never have been possible because of the time it would take to make changes and new effects."
"Pixomondo used ioMemory during our work on ‘Hugo.' It's incredibly liberating to know you don't have to wait anymore to see how an effect might look. As a new memory tier for accelerating our workstations, Fusion-io's technology unlocked the potential of our tools and our creativity."