Swinburne Astronomy Productions operates a significant rendering facility as part of the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing's Supercomputer. The entire supercomputer has a theoretical peak operating capacity of 10.0 Terraflops. Each node is a Dell Power Edge 1950 each with:
- 32 dual quad-core Clovertown processors at 2.33 GHz blades with 16Gb RAM
The Clovertown processors offer performance gains with increased performance-per-Watt over previous processors.
With such a large amount of RAM, the machines are capable of rendering tasks that would normally require multiple passes, increase the rendering output and lowering times of jobs.
The render farm currently supports 3d Studio Max 2010 (and can run 7,8, 2008 and 9), Vray 1.5, mental ray for 3dS Max and lightwave, but we will consider adding different renderers and plugins for rendering jobs of appropriate size.
Currently installed plugins:
The render farm is available for hire for rendering in small, medium and large scale projects.
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