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NVIDIA Iray Server is a software solution that provides distributed Iray rendering across networked machines.

 

NVIDIA® Iray® Server uses a common installation and license to deliver traditional offline batch rendering and interactive rendering to all NVIDIA Iray plug-in products, without the need to install any other application. All machines running Iray Server coordinate with each other to reduce the time needed to render an image. This allows a render farm to process poster-size images in a fraction of the time of a single machine. A central management console provides flexible control over submitted jobs with the ability to adjust and rerun past jobs. Iray Server also speeds up your creative process by bridging to your Iray application and streaming back the rendered results as you manipulate your scene. Soon, even a modest laptop will be able operate Iray at the speed of your most powerful rendering rig.

 

 



 

 

SUGGESTED IRAY SYSTEMS

 

APEXX 2 2402

The premiere system for single-threaded applications, the world’s fastest CAD and 3D design workstation supports multiple GPUs and up to 64GB of RAM.


UP To 4.4 GHz
UP To 4 cores
UP To 2 GPU
UP To 64GB

Ships in 5 - 7 business days.

Basic Configuration Specs

  • Intel® Core™ i7-6700K 4.0 Processor OverClocked
  • 16GB DDR4-2133 (2 - 8GB DIMMS)
  • Nvidia® Quadro™ K620 2 GB GDDR3 Memory
  • 256GB SSD M.2 PCIe Drive
  • Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 Bit

Starting at
$2,997.00

DETAILED SPEC SHEET
APEXX 2 3402

Compact, overclocked eight- core workstation perfect for CAD design, multi-threaded applications, and rendering/simulation.


UP To 4.125 GHz
UP To 8 cores
UP To 2 GPU
UP To 64GB

Ships in 5 - 7 business days.

Basic Configuration Specs

  • Intel® Core™ i7-5960X Extreme 3.0 Processor OverClocked
  • 16GB DDR4-2400 (4 - 4GB DIMMS)
  • Nvidia® Quadro™ K620 2 GB GDDR3 Memory
  • 240GB SSD SATA 6Gb/s
  • Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 Bit

Starting at
$4,569.00

DETAILED SPEC SHEET
APEXX 4 7404

Overclocked ten-core CPU and up to four GPUs deliver powerful performance for single-threaded applications and rendering/simulation.


UP To 4.3 GHz
UP To 10 cores
UP To 4 GPU
UP To 128GB

Ships in 8 - 10 business days.

Basic Configuration Specs

  • Intel® Core™ i7 5th Generation Processor, Overclocked
  • 16GB DDR4-2400 (4 - 4GB DIMMS)
  • Nvidia® Quadro™ K620 2 GB GDDR3 Memory
  • 180GB SSD SATA 6Gb/s
  • Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 Bit

Starting at
$7,246.00

DETAILED SPEC SHEET
APEXX 5 8904

The world's most advanced GPU dense workstation, accomodating up to 5 GPUs with additional slots for PCIe add in cards like high speed storage and networking, and dual Intel® Xeon® processors.


UP To 3.7 GHz
UP To 44 cores
UP To 5 GPU
UP To 512GB

Ships in 13 - 15 business days.

Basic Configuration Specs

  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2650v4Turbo Mode up to 3.7 GHz Turbo
  • 12 cores 2.2 GHz 24 Total Cores
  • 32GB DDR4-2400
  • 1 NVIDIA Quadro M5000
  • 240GB SSD
  • Windows 7 Professional

Starting at
$10,900.00

DETAILED SPEC SHEET

 

IRAY SERVER FEATURES

 



Rendering
 
  • Runs on Windows or Linux, independent of submitting applications
  • Uses all supported GPUs and CPUs within the machine
  • Features sophisticated cache management that minimizes submission times
  • Same installation supports distributed rendering between machines or interactive streaming from a single machine

 


Streaming
 
  • Interactive streaming to host machine (with at least one NVIDIA GRID™, Quadro® or Tesla® GPU)
  • Streaming behavior that’s identical to local rendering with minimal latency
  • Incremental updates that minimize transmission for fluid editing workflows
  • Streaming quality control of H.264 video or sequential image formats for balancing quality with bandwidth

 


Queuing
 
  • Reliable distributed rendering solution for all NVIDIA Iray products
  • Flexible render queue management system with user accounts
  • Super-fast job submission that quickly frees host application
  • Fastest possible Iray rendering, free of any host application overhead
  • Incremental updates for highly efficient animation rendering
  • Automatic cluster configuration between Iray Server machines
  • Ability to edit past jobs to adjust rendering options without resubmission
  • Job progress reporting and remote image result viewing

 

PERFORMANCE SCALING FOR
EFFICIENT CLUSTER RENDERERING

 

 

 

 

 

 

NVIDIA Iray for Maya is a plug-in for Autodesk Maya® that delivers exceptional physically based Iray rendering.

 

Scene lighting and design are extremely interactive and intuitive throughout the entire look-development process using native Maya controls. This means you can easily create or modify physically based lights and materials with material nodes integrated directly into Maya. All the materials and lights, including the NVIDIA vMaterials Library, are built with the NVIDIA Material Definition Language, so they can be shared with other MDL-compatible tools.

 

 

NVIDIA® Iray® for Cinema 4D is a plug-in for MAXON’s Cinema 4D that delivers exceptional phyically based rendering.

 

The entire look-development process becomes extremely interactive and intuitive using the novel live-rendering feature, which gives you immediate visual feedback while lighting and designing a scene. You can continue to use the physically plausible material options of the Cinema 4D material nodes and shaders, and even add your own material designs and procedural functions using NVIDIA Material Definition Language (MDL). The full NVIDIA vMaterials library is supported, as well as material exchange capabilities with other MDL-compatible applications.

 

 

NVIDIA® Iray® for Rhino is a plug-in rendering solution that helps designers using McNeel Rhinoceros® to quickly produce physically based, photorealistic visualizations.

 

Iray is integrated into Rhino, rendering directly within its viewports to give you continual, realistic feedback as you craft your model’s form, materials, and lighting. Iray’s physically based capability predicts the behavior of real-world materials and lights, giving you accurate results with minimum setup or specialized knowledge. It also supports the NVIDIA vMaterials Library—which includes hundreds of materials—as well as material exchange capabilities with other NVIDIA Material Definition Language (MDL)-compatible applications.