Render Aware – Reliability

The reliability of your renderfarm is paramount and will degrade your productivity significantly if you have issues further down the line. Once you are used to harnessing the power of a render farm, you will quickly alter your workflow and will struggle to work without

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Render Aware – Price

Prices for rendering systems can vary from a few hundred to a few tens of thousands of pounds. Restricting your budget initially can cost you more in the long run, and we recommend you look into the future before purchasing any kind of speed increasing

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Render Aware – Maintenance

The maintenance of a render farm is the only negative aspect associated with such an investment. Although once setup (correctly) they can almost look after themselves, they will require some aspect of user intervention at some point during the year (as with any computer system)

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Render Aware – Manageability

Managing a render farm might sound like a full time IT engineers’ job but it doesn’t have to be. Render farms like any computer network need to be maintained. This can include security, operating system updates or application hot fixes etc. The more render nodes

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Render Aware – Return On Investment (ROI)

Return on Investment (ROI) is an important factor to consider. How fast can your render farm pay for itself, and start actually making you money? Quicker than you might think….. Based on a standard freelancer fee of £25 per hour, a 12 core render node

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Render Aware – Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

The total cost of ownership (TCO) of any render farm, whether this be 2x or 200x nodes is more than just the outright purchase price. When investing in a 3D renderfarm for your business you need to be aware how much this type of technology

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Render Aware – Efficiency

Render node efficiency is more than just how power efficient it is. Efficiency can also scale into the workflow aspect and a render farm that is easy and efficient to use starts to become an asset to the business rather than a pain to use.

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Render Aware – Power Consumption

Power consumption is a key running cost that end users need to be aware of. A render farm is made up of a number of individual render nodes. These render nodes (or render servers, render blades as they are also known) are powered by the

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Render Aware – Scalability

Opting for a scalable render farm is a great way to make future business growth/expansion easy. How nice would it be to re-order more nodes and simply have them up and working within 10mins of the delivery driver pulling away? Who knows what the future

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Render Aware – Performance

Performance on a render farm is gauged at more than just CPU (processor) GHz. It is gauged as a combination of the number of CPUs per node (typically TWO), the number of CPU Cores in total (ALL nodes), the combined GHz of the farm (again

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