Hello everyone, hope you all enjoyed the holidays and had a merry ol’ time. We at Abbott Animation must have been especially good this year, check out what Santa brought us – a couple of brand spanking new render nodes!
Okay, so some assembly was required. At the heart of each machine is an AMD Threadripper CPU, cooled by a Corsair Liquid CPU Cooler which keeps temps low with it clocked up to 3.8GHz. These are 16-core/32-thread processors, ideally suited for rendering. The motherboard is the ASRock X399 Taichi, we have 64GB of G.Skill Flare X memory on board and a GeForce 1050 Ti for video-out duty. These machines will deliver a much-welcomed boost to our rendering horsepower. Have a look at some video and photos of the build progress. A complete list of the components can be found below.
The full build:
ARK IPC-3U380D Black 3U Rackmount Server Case
NORCO RL-20 Heavy Duty Slide Rail
ASRock X399 Taichi sTR4 AMD X399 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX AMD Motherboard
AMD RYZEN Threadripper 1950X 16-Core / 32 Threads 3.4 GHz Socket sTR4 180W Desktop Processor
Corsair Hydro Series H80i V2 Water / Liquid CPU Cooler. 120mm
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1050 Ti DirectX 12 ZT-P10510E-10L 4GB 128-Bit GDDR5
G.SKILL Flare X Series 64GB (4 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM
EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G1 120-G1-0650-XR 80+ GOLD 650W
SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5″ 250GB SATA III 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD – PFC Sinewave UPS Systems