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Render Farm

Hardware

HP BL460C G9 Blade Server

  • 200 blades
  • Each equipped with Intel Xeon E5-2630 v3 8-core CPU x1, 24GB RAM


HP WS460C G6 Blade Server

  1. 110blades
  2. Each equipped with Intel E5620 4-core CPU x2, 16GB RAM

Dedicated render workstations

  • 50 units Dell T5500 workstations: Intel Xeon X5650 6-core CPU x2, 24GB RAM, nVIDIA Quadro GPU
  • 40 units Dell T3500 workstations: Intel Xeon W3680 6-core CPU x1, 24GB RAM, nVIDIA Quadro GPU

User workstations

  • Users’ Dell and HP workstations (equipped with nVIDIA Quadro GPU) idled for over 1 hour will be automatically rebooted to join render farm
  • Total 180 user workstations available

Render farm storage

  • Total storage space: 180TB
  • EMC isilon S200 x10 nodes and EMC x400 x4 nodes

Software

Autodesk 3D Max

  • Versions  2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

Autodesk Maya

  • Versions  2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

Plugin and special effect software

  • Vray (version 3.4)
  • Nuke (versions 10, 9, 8, 7)
  • Arnold for Maya (version 2.0)
  • Mental Ray for Maya 2016

Management System

PipeLineFx Qube! Render farm manager system

  • Server side: “Supervisor” software (version 6.5)
  • Client side: “Worker” software (version 6.8)

Linux-based render farm server x2

  • One active server
  • One backup server

Use predefined render groups to control render job dispatch:

  • Different render hardware
  • Different render software and special effect software
  • Different render priorities