Simulation analysis and CADWith Maximus technology, you can perform simultaneous structural or fluid dynamics analysis with applications such as ANSYS while running your design application, including SolidWorks and PTC Creo.
Photorealistic rendering and CADWith Maximus technology, you can perform rapid photorealistic rendering of your designs in applications such as 3ds Max or Bunkspeed while still using your system for other work.
Ray tracing with CATIA Live RenderingWith Maximus technology, photorealistic rendering is interactive. And it allows you to simultaneously run other applications without bogging down your system.
Fast, fluid editing with Premier ProWith Maximus technology, you can edit video with more effects, more layers and encode faster.
- Benchmark obtained comparing 2 and 8 CPU cores versus 8 CPU Cores + Tesla C2075 running ANSYS Mechanical 13.0 SP2, V13sp-5 Model- Turbine Geometry, 2.1M DOF, Static Nonlinear, Direct Sparse CPU: 2 x Westmere Xeon 5670 at 2.93 GHz
- Test consists of a collection of hard surface objects rendered outdoors in 3ds Max with iray 1.2 comparing an NVIDIA Tesla C2075 and the indicated Quadro GPU with the CPU relative to an Intel 3ghz x5570 Xeon CPU with 8 cores rendering. ECC has been turned off for all GPUs. Values shown are percent increase in render speed relative to CPU.
- The comparison presented for Catia Live Rendering is based on industry standard workstation: HP z800 with dual quad core Xeon W5580 CPU @3.2GHz and appropriate CPU or GPU combination, 12GB RAM, Win7-64bit OS. 275.89 Dassault Certified Driver was used in the benchmark running Dassault Catia V6R2012.HF6 (188.8.131.52) at 1920x1200 resolution. The comparison shows average frames rendered per second (on a total of 100 frames). CPU-only result is based on 8 CPU cores, and CPU+GPU results are based on 6 CPU cores.
Popular GPU Accelerated Applications
|Application||Description||Supported Features||Speed Up*||Multi-GPU Support|
|Autodesk Moldflow||Optimize design of plastic parts and injection molds||Linear equation solver||2x||Single Only|
|ANSYS Mechanical||Simulation and analysis tool for structural mechanics||Linear equation solver||2x||Single Only|
|MSC Nastran||Simulation and analysis tool for structural mechanics||Linear equation solver||1.4-2x||Yes|
|CATIA V6 – Live Rendering||Photorealistic rendering||Interactive. Fully integrated in CATIA V6. Network rendering||3-6x||Yes|
|Bunkspeed Pro Suite||Easy to use photorealistic rendering software||iray based ray-tracing. Animation support. Network rendering||3-6x||Yes|
|Autodesk 3Ds Max||3D modelling, animation, and rendering||iray interactive, photorealistic and physically correct rendering||6-10x||Yes|
|Autodesk Maya||3D modelling, animation, and rendering||Increased model complexity, larger scenes||10x||Single Only|
NVIDIA Maximus Technology Helps Drive the Silver Arrow Mercedes-Benz Concept Car
The Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Center in California recently installed two NVIDIA Maximus-powered systems on HP Z800 Workstations. The NVIDIA Maximus™ platform brings together the industry-leading, professional 3D graphics capability of the ultra high-end NVIDIA® Quadro® 6000 graphics processing unit (GPU) with the parallel-computing power of the new NVIDIA Tesla™ C2075 companion processor -- enabling simultaneous 3D design, simulation, and visualization at the desktop.
On these systems, the Mercedes-Benz designers run Autodesk 3ds Max, Bunkspeed's Move/Drive with NVIDIA iray®, Maya, Alias, Photoshop, and Adobe After Effects software.
Perform rapid photorealistic renderings in Autodesk 3ds Max 2012 with NVIDIA Maximus
Peter de Lappe, software product manager for NVIDIA, demonstrates how new NVIDIA Maximus technology empowers users with the ability to simultaneously design in Inventor and render in Autodesk 3ds Max 2012 — an incredible interactive rendering experience previously not possible that's also up to 9X faster than a single CPU.