Tech Specs

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Here is a quick reference to supported softwares and recommendations to system hardware. Please follow the links for more detailed information.

Supported Software

Content Creation Applications

*Standalone submissions currently limited to command line configurations. Renderers running within Maya and Nuke have GUI support.
**Supported plugin’s for Maya. Yeti inquiries should contact support@conductortech.com
***Supported plugin’s for Nuke

Browser

Conductor Technologies is developed on or tested in the latest version of the following web browsers. To access our web application, Conductor recommends using:

 

Cloud Instances Hardware

Here are some of the specifications regarding the instances processing you jobs.

Operating System

Debian Linux 8

CPU/RAM configurations available

(All available as preemptible instances for considerable cost savings)

  • 2 Core, 7.50GB RAM
  • 2 Core, 13.0GB RAM
  • 4 Core, 15.0GB RAM
  • 4 Core, 26.0GB RAM
  • 4 Core, 26.0GB RAM
  • 8 Core, 7.20GB RAM
  • 8 Core, 30.0GB RAM
  • 8 Core, 52.0GB RAM
  • 16 Core, 14.4GB RAM
  • 16 Core, 60.0GB RAM
  • 16 Core, 104GB RAM
  • 32 Core, 28.8GB RAM
  • 32 Core, 120GB RAM
  • 32 Core, 208GB RAM
  • 64 Core, 57.6GB RAM
  • 64 Core, 240GB RAM
  • 64 Core, 416GB RAM

Scalability

Max storage allowance = No Maximum (Storage cost will apply)

Max concurrent instances/cores =  theoretically no max

(tested in production up to 36,000 cores per user, up to 1,200 instances). 

 

Artist Hardware
This machine will be the source of job submissions. Unless using a separate Uploading/Downloading daemon machine(see below), it will also be used for File IO.

System

The artistic tools that are Conductor supported are some of the most resource hungry applications available. Unless otherwise noted, meeting minimum for software like Autodesk Maya will cover the needed hardware for running Conductors Client tools.

RAM

Scraping resources during submission requires a high burst of memory resources. we recommend a minimum of 8 GB of RAM (16 GB or more recommended, depending on the size and number of dependencies)

Disk Space

Conductors Client tools have a minimum 200MB of free disk space for install. Anticipating storage needs for downloads to local machines should also be considered.

Python

Python 2.7

Bandwidth

Conductor Technologies is a cloud based service requiring the uploading and downloading of your data. Performance and experience will be directly impacted by available bandwidth. Studios should try to match their bandwidths to file size, total data usage and number of projects. We recommend a minimum of 100mbps symmetrical for most users.

 

Daemon Hardware (optional)

Serves as an optional IO machine for upload/downloads. Must have access to the same files and folder structures  as the artist workstations

System

This machine will be uploading dependent files and downloading resulting renders. It will need to minimally be able to run any of the supported operating systems.

Disk Space

200 MB of free disk space for install. If resulting renders are going to be downloaded to this machine, ample storage to collect them should be considered.

Python

2.7

Bandwidth

Conductor Technologies is a cloud based service requiring the uploading and downloading of your data. Performance and experience for this machine will be directly impacted by available bandwidth more than any other. Studios should try to match their bandwidths to file size, total data usage and number of projects. We recommend a minimum of 100mbps symmetrical for most users.