Holiday Upgrades to the Render Farm

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!

Blue LED Render Farm 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.

Abbott Animation Render Farm

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

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