NVIDIA Ships Visual Computing Appliance

The device provides accelerated ray tracing and is equipped with eight high-end GPUs.

NVIDIA has shipped its Visual Compliance (VCA), a device that accelerates ray tracing, enabling users to interact with computer models of high visual fidelity. It was first introduced in March at the GPU Technology Conference as the NVIDIA Iray.

The NVIDIA VCA is a scalable, network GPU (graphics processing unit) rendering appliance with eight high-end NVIDIA GPUs. It is ideal for designers and artists to create photorealistic images of their creations. Designers can interact wither their models or scenes in real-time instead of waiting for rendered images to come back. This means, the company states, that users can study light and reflection from their designs and catch flaws such as interior glare or see how the lobby of an office building will look throughout the day.

“As an early adopter of NVIDIA Iray, Bunkspeed has always relied on delivering uncompromising performance and quality in its tools for the 3D visualization community. In tune with pushing the boundaries of real-time rendering, we were once again proud to be among the first to expose connectivity with NVIDIA VCA in several successful early trials. We take great pride in announcing general availability of Bunkspeed products due in late 2014 that will fully leverage NVIDIA VCA. Get ready to embrace the absolute easiest, fastest and highest quality visualization experience,” said David Randle, general manager, Dassault Systemes 3DXCITE/Bunkspeed.

The VCA is available through NVDIA’s global VAR network of certified system integrators.

For more information, visit NVIDIA.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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