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by colincbn
Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: Rendering
Topic: Render Farm Nodes for a Japanese Biology Institute
Replies: 6
Views: 3213

Hi, This project was put on the back burner, but has now been given the go-ahead and funding is secure. I still need to decide on a final hardware list though. The above information is a bit out-dated, and the GPU rendering situation seems to be picking up speed. Does anyone with linux or renderfarm...
by colincbn
Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:24 am
Forum: Rendering
Topic: Render Farm Nodes for a Japanese Biology Institute
Replies: 6
Views: 3213

Well, that is exactly what I am trying to do with this thread :wink: Also since I will be building 12 of these nodes anything more than $50 would be out of my budget range I think. Since the AMD APU chips come with built in GPUs, by using crossfire I can get two per node without breaking the bank. I...
by colincbn
Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Rendering
Topic: Render Farm Nodes for a Japanese Biology Institute
Replies: 6
Views: 3213

Render Farm Nodes for a Japanese Biology Institute

Hi, I work at a biology research institute in Japan. One of the lab heads has asked me to look into helping him build a low cost render farm to use with Blender in his lab. At first he will simply be rendering standard blend files, but at some point in the future he is planning on using the BioBlend...
by colincbn
Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:31 am
Forum: Rendering
Topic: Render farm, how simple is it?
Replies: 1
Views: 3036

I'm working on the same thing

The way I see it there are several ways to go about it. The first is to buy a professional server rack setup from a server vendor. The pros are that you will get a professional grade system and professional support. The main con is obviously the cost. You could try and find a server rack system on e...
by colincbn
Mon May 17, 2010 8:03 am
Forum: Blender Open Projects
Topic: A video about how your handling sound?
Replies: 0
Views: 2365

A video about how your handling sound?

Hi all, I love the Sintel production videos on the Blender Foundation YouTube channel. But how about one concerning sound? I know it is not technically a 3D subject, but I feel it is a major part of the movie making process that has been somewhat over-looked. In fact I just sent this message to Jan ...