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Free SquidNet 2.6.6

Cross-Platform Network Render Manager

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  • Linux
  • Windows

History

Created:01/07/2009
Last Modified:12/19/2012
File Size: 51.1 MB

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SquidNet Software's Cross-Platform Network Render Manager allows just about any distributed processing application (Maya, Blender, Lightwave, research-based, etc...) with a command-line based interface to evenly distribute job "slices", segments or frames amongst one or more network processors. These network processors, called Tipnodes, pull and process outstanding job requests from a centralized virtual queue. This virtual queue contains jobs requests that are submitted from SquidNet users via the SquidNet Management Console (SMC) which  provides a GUI-based interface into the network.

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SquidNet supports the following features:

  • Submittal of jobs requests based on application templates (Maya, 3DS Max, Blender, Generic, etc...).
  • Cross-Platform support (WINDOWS, LINUX).
  • Region Rendering
  • Platform Path Translation Manager. Issue a single path/file destination in cross-platform job requests.
  • Manage remote network installations from embedded Network Installation Manager.
  • Assignment of Job Priorities (0-highest, 24-lowest).
  • Centralized interface that provides users advanced flexibility and management options, including the ability to tap CPU power on desktop workstations during off-peak hours.
  • Support for multi-core processor systems.
  • Independent views into each subsystem  (job queue, work queue, tipnodes, etc...)
  • Streamlined digital pipeline from one or more independent locations.
  • Monitors all render nodes on a network, and includes real-time CPU, memory and network traffic views.
  • Ability to specify the number of network tipnodes that a job will use.
  • Automatic restart of job slices if their processing times exceed a specific time period.
  • Priority Boosting --- automatically increase priority of specific jobs every N minutes.
  • Selectable thread processing priorities. (Idle, Normal, High and Real-time).
  • Execution Script. Process job slices within criteria of O/S dependant batch file or shell script.
  • Job states: Queued, Processing, Interrupted, Suspended, Resumed, Error and Completed.
  • Increase/Decrease/Change job priorities.
  • Real-time log for system monitoring.
  • Real-time job log.
  • Real-time job slice log.
  • Rendered image capabilities.
  • Tipnode activation and de-activation.
  • Tipnode start/stop processing.
  • Email notification on specific job processing events.
  • Pool Management. Assign any tipnode to one or more network pools.
  • and more...


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