BOXX Technologies

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Boxx Technologies
Privately Owned
Industry Computer systems
Headquarters Austin, Texas, USA
Products Servers

BOXX Technologies is a private company manufacturing high-performance computing hardware solutions focused toward the visual effects, game development, CGI animation and broadcasting markets. The company was founded in 1996 as Digital Emulsion of Phoenix, Arizona. BOXX Technologies has been located in Austin, Texas since 1998.[1]


BOXX Technologies computer systems are based on high-end commodity PC hardware. Configured systems use both Intel microprocessors (Core i7 and 64-bit Xeon) and AMD microprocessors (Opteron); systems come with either various versions of Microsoft Windows or Linux preinstalled. Graphics cards include those by both ATI and NVIDIA. As of 2016, the current line of BOXX Technologies systems include the APEXX workstation line (APEXX 1, 2, 4 and 5), GoBOXX mobile workstations, the renderPRO 1 and 2 and high-end renderBOXX rendering systems, and the XDI (S1, V4) virtualization and remote access workstations. Former products include the 3DBOXX 4100 series, 4900 series, and 8900 series.

Configurations of BOXX Technologies systems are tailored for lower-end 2D graphic design, 3D animation and architectural CAD, and advanced 3D animation and modeling (multithreaded applications as well as digital compositing and image rendering).

BOXX Technologies also has several specialized configurations, including the RTX (for Digital Intermediate and VFX/compositing film or broadcast television production), the 3DBOXX Special Edition (cutting-edge version of the core 3DBOXX line), and the redBOXX for users of the RED ONE digital camera.[2]

The company also produced a version of the NVIDIA Tesla Personal Supercomputer that utilized NVIDIA Tesla C1060 GPUs.[2][3]


BOXX Technologies has partnerships with several notable computer and hardware companies. Partners include Adobe Systems, Artbeats, Assimilate, ATI, Avid Technology, Autodesk, Blackmagic Design, Digital Vision, Digital Voodoo Pty Ltd., eyeon Software, FilmLight, IRIDAS, Microsoft, NewTek, NVIDIA, PNY Technologies and Sony.[4] The company also made workstations sold under the SGI Virtu name from April 2008 until SGI declared bankruptcy for a final time in April 2009.[5]