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Nvidia lifts the lid on Iray Server

by on24 February 2016

Distributed networks provide high performance renders

Nvidia has just spilt the beans on its Iray Server which is a clever bit of kit which allows distributed networks to pool resources create high-performance renders.

The software manages machines into WAN clusters, combining their resources to speed up the creation of images during development. According to Nvidia the Iray Server can also stream interactive rendering from the server to another machine and submit jobs to a queue for easy management. This will allow the queue to be managed from any browser connected to the network.

Phil Miller, director of product management at Nvidia, said that the Iray Server is a great tool for designers and the production companies employing them because it speeds up the creative process.

"Machines running Iray Server coordinate with each other to reduce the time needed to render an image. This allows you to process images in a fraction of the time it would take a single machine."

The set up runs on Nvidia GPUs and there are cloud plug-ins for industry standard applications including Autodesk 3DSMax and Maya. Iray Server is available as a 90-day free trial starting today.

Last modified on 24 February 2016
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