Monthly Archives: October 2014

Major update is coming…

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As we have announced a while ago, within the next update of GPUBox Arion will join the portfolio of officially supported GPU-based renderers. Our cooperation with RandomControl developers already resulted in exceeding the limit of 8 GPUs (that some of you might have noticed while watching our previous video). We are thrilled about that because the GPUBox-Arion combination exhibits astonishing potential in terms of scalability and performance. Just take a look at the video:

Stay tuned for the next updates. Soon we are going to reveal some more information about supported scientific applications and further GPU-based renderers (yes, V-Ray RT as well…)

GPUBox is going to support Arion

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We can now officially announce that GPUBox is going to support RandomControl Arion.

Arion is a hybrid, GPU-accelerated, and physically-based production render engine capable of generating hyper-real images. RandomControl offers it in stand-alone version as well as plugins for 3ds Max and Rhinoceros. First tests of this renderer running on GPUBox proved that it exhibits great scalability and nearly-native performance while using multiple GPUs virtualized with GPUBox.

We launched the Arion benchmark on 4 x GTX 690 (8 GPUs) running within our local testing environment as well as on 6xGRID K520 within GPUBox Web Service:

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Official support for this outstanding renderer will be introduced to GPUBox within the next major update. Besides Arion, GPUBox is also going to open for scientific applications such as LAMMPS, CUDASW++, HOOMD-blue, Gromacs or BarraCUDA to name just a few. And last but not least – GPUBox GPUServer will no longer require Linux. Windows version is currently in the beta-tests stage.

Short video tutorials for OServer and GPUServer

Some of our users claimed that the installation process of GPUBox components – especially OServer and GPUServer – is sometimes a bit problematic. As we understand that for lots of GPUBox users it is something completely new, we have prepared two short video tutorials presenting an exemplary installation of OServer and then GPUServer. We believe that those videos will be a good supplement for the documentation. In the video we used the demo version that can be downloaded for free in the Products section of our website. However the installation process for the full version looks nearly the same. Continue reading


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