Why does SquidNet require a network storage device ?

Render farms require centralized storage of render content. Farm render nodes access (render) the project content stored on the storage device. Upon render completion, the images are typically written to the same storage device. Any network accessible storage (NAS) device will suffice. However, use of Windows (non-server) mapped drives are not recommended because Microsoft limits [...]

How does SquidNet process jobs on each farm node ?

SquidNet runs as a background service (daemon on Linux and Mac OS). This service runs at all times and is persistent between host restarts. The main SquidNet GUI connects to the service via direct inter-process communications (IPC - TCP/IP). Service prerequisites are as follows: Windows (Vista, 7, 10, etc...): Full Administrative privileges. Network access privileges [...]

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