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High performance render server announced by Symbolics
ontact: Don Miskowich
Symbolics Graphics Division
(617) 221-1021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SYMBOLICS ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE
Render Server Speeds 3D Image Rendering by up to 10 Times
LOS ANGELES, July 27 -- Symbolics Graphics Division today
announced the availability of Symbolics Render Server*, a high
performance rendering sub-system designed to process 3D images
created with Symbolics Animation and Paint Systems. The Render
Server, based on Silicon Graphics' new IRIS 4D/210S computer,
improves the rendering speed of a typical project by a factor of ten.
Because Render Server is a separate sub-system, it permits the
Symbolics system to work on other tasks while rendering is
"This system has been created in response to Symbolics users'
requests for high speed off-line rendering capability," says Don
Miskowich, marketing manager. "In operation, the Render Server
accepts data directly over the Ethernet link from a Symbolics 3650
workstation and performs the compute intensive rendering task off
line. Thus the graphics operator can continue to create new
animation or perform other tasks while prior designs are rendered."
Miskowich explained that the Render Server is one in a
planned series of products designed to extend the company's
comprehensive family of computer-based animation and paint
systems. "The Render Server system is part of our strategy toward
supporting industry standard platforms that will enable us to serve
broader markets and provide products that take full advantage of
performance advances available in the industry."
The Render Server utilizes the recently announced 25MHz
Silicon Graphics IRIS 4D/210S computer with 16MB of memory
installed, a built-in 380MB ESDI system disk and 150MB SCSI
cartridge tape drive. The 4D/210S, as a member of Silicon Graphics'
IRIS Power Series*, can be expanded to accommodate up to eight
processors. All necessary software, including Symbolics 4.2 Render
client software for the Lisp machine, is included in the list price of
$83,650. The software as supplied is Renderman-ready.
Symbolics, Inc., headquartered in Burlington, Mass., and with
operations in Chatsworth, Calif., is the leading provider of symbolic
processing systems used for the development and delivery of expert
systems, computer aided software engineering (CASE), computer
aided design and engineering (CAD/CAE) and advanced image
generation and processing.
For further information, contact Symbolics Graphics Division,
1401 Westwood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024, or call (213)
Symbolics, Symbolics Render Server and Symbolics 3650 are
trademarks of Symbolics, Inc.
IRIS is a registered trademark and IRIS Power Series is a trademark
of Silicon Graphics, Inc.