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How can you calculate the cost of a render farm, and does Max 9 render quicker than 7 with mental ray?
show user profile  dry_erase
How can you calculate the cost of a render farm, i.e. I see prices quoted, but don't know how to equate that with my render. Any suggestions for cheap render farms? I'm concerned that if I email my render in, the pointcache won't reconnect because of where it is stored on my system... any solutions? Also, does Max 9 render quicker than 7 with mental ray?
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2/20/2009 3:22:00 AM (last edit: 2/20/2009 3:22:00 AM)
show user profile  ea6b607
What kind of estimates do you have for ghz-hrs? Or can you just give me the time/frame and what CPU you were trying on. I've got a few Dell 1950's with dual quad xeons sitting around our office that we are trying to test out on some renders. I may be able to do this for free for you. If you use all relative paths on your files you shouldn't have any issues. If you are interested send me a message at erik.hagerup@powerdnn.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
"Trying is the first step towards failure."
-Homer J Simpson-


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2/20/2009 7:49:58 AM (last edit: 2/20/2009 7:49:58 AM)
show user profile  Chris123643
is this a free render farm service your offering here?


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2/20/2009 7:53:27 AM (last edit: 2/20/2009 7:53:27 AM)
show user profile  ea6b607
For a bit it will be free, just need to get some benchmarks (power draw, additional costs in cooling energy, network usage, RAID server r/w's etc...) see exactly how much it is going to cost us if we end up converting a few cabinets from webservers to render nodes. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
"Trying is the first step towards failure."
-Homer J Simpson-


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2/20/2009 8:01:27 AM (last edit: 2/20/2009 8:01:27 AM)
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