Looming deadlines, larger and more complex datasets, enabling your creative and technical resources to be as productive as possible - these are all critical issues facing special effects shops, game developers and teams involved in scientific visualization, simulation and engineering analysis. As advancements in technology and graphics applications create more photo-realistic 3D models and environments, the desire to push the envelope even further follows. However, no matter how powerful a single workstation becomes, or how many computers you can harness for a render farm, the impact on the overall productivity and profitability is negligible - unless there is higher level data management of all resources - content creation, rendering, data sharing, etc.
For over 25 years SGI has been tackling these data management issues with domain expertise and product solutions that enable creative and technical communities with solutions to optimize the dataflow of computational fluid dynamics analyses, process simulation, 4K resolution digital intermediates, and collaborative design review. Users achieve and sustain competitive advantage with SGI's high-performance computing, scalable storage systems, high-speed data delivery and efficient data management solutions to achieve the higher levels of realism in far less time.
For content creators (including game developers, animators, and scientists), the SGI® UV® and SGI® ICE server lines offer a range of systems to give you a complete workflow solution for all project requirements.
Coupled with SGI® InfiniteStorage NAS and SAN solutions, SGI provides a complete heterogeneous file system workflow solution for 3D modeling and rendering. SGI and PipelineFX offer a complete 3D render management solution to make the most of your resources - compute, storage and, most importantly, human. By providing a simple to use interface to all of your server and storage needs, the SGI and PipelineFX Render Management Solution enables designers, artists and scientists to: