SquidNet 3 Now Available !!

( Please excuse us … website currently under construction )

SquidNet is an advanced render farm and distributed computing solution for the TV, film, 3D animation and visual effects (VFX) industries.

A SquidNet render farm consists of submitting workstations (clients), a workflow manager (master) and rendering engines (slaves). The master node accepts processing requests from multiple sources and evenly distributes those requests to available CPU and GPU resources. The following advanced features are supported:

  • Complete Workflow Management

  • CPU and GPU Rendering Workflows

  • CUDA and OPENCL GPU Support

  • Batch Scripting and Automation

  • Local Rendering Framework

  • Web-based Rendering Framework

  • Internet-Capable Desktop Applications

  • Internet Secure Communications

  • Local In-application Plugins

  • Remote In-application Plugins

  • SQL Database Storage and Retrieval

  • Multi-User Management

  • Complete Render Farm Service Solution

  • Automatic Upload and Download of Rendering Content

  • Local and Remote Command Line Interface Support

  • Resource sharing between SquidNet Render Farms

  • Consultation Services for Render Farm Startups

  • Custom Branding of User Interfaces

  • Drag and Drop Render Job Submissions

SquidNet manages distributing computing requests from workstations residing within the local network or from client workstations accessible over the internet.  SquidNet can support hundreds of CPU rendering nodes and GPU devices. All rendering nodes and GPU devices are automatically detected on the local network and seamlessly integrated into all workflows.

Specific workflows are available for animation studios, hobbyists, educational institutions and  render farm services utilizing both bare-metal computers and virtual machines.