SIGGRAPH 2013 Demo


12 GB/s Fusion Powered Pipeline!

Visit booth #651 to see a complete flash memory visual studio solution that makes over 12 Gigabytes per second of performance available to artist workstations. This enhances artist creativity and productivity and improves the overall user experience.

The Fusion-io demonstration for SIGGRAPH 2013 shows this solution in action for the following partner applications:


ioMemory eliminates the I/O and bandwidth bottlenecks common to visual studios. This demonstration illustrates a high performance and balanced pipeline that meets the needs of the most demanding projects.

  • Artist Workstations. Adding the ioFX to artist workstations accelerates tasks like playback, match-moving, compositing and review, even enabling artists to work interactively on uncompressed 4K and 4K stereoscopic content.
  • Content Servers. Visual studios typically must deliver massive amounts of data to artist workstations. The demonstration uses ioTurbine to cache 24TB of data off a high performance ioControl Hybrid Storage system to deliver large volumes of data at very low latencies and extremely high bandwidth.


Demonstration Overview

The illustration below provides an overview of the demonstration.

Figure 1. Complete Fusion Powered Pipeline


Demo Specifications


ioControl Hybrid Storage System

ioTurbine Cache

Artist Workstations

  • ioControl Hybrid Storage 48TB (available up to 192TB)

  • Network interface to server: 4 x Intel 10GigE ports

  • HP Z820

  • 2 x Cubix PCIe Xpanders

  • ioMemory: 8 x 3.2TB

  • Network interface to workstations: ConnectX3 InfiniBand HCA

  • HP Z820

  • ioMemory: 1 x ioFX 1.6TB

  • Network interface: ConnectX3 InfiniBand HCA

  • ioControl
  • OS: Windows Server 2012 R2
  • ioTurbine
  • OS: Windows Server 2012 R2

  • Applications:
    • Autodesk 3dsmax
    • Autodesk Maya
    • Autodesk Mudbox
    • Thinkbox Krakatoa
    • Adobe Creative Cloud
    • Tweak RV
    • Assimilate Scratch