I’m happy to now officially announce that Intel has signed on as a Platinum sponsor of the Gooseberry project! They’ve sent us two amazing servers for our studio server rack, almost doubling our render capacity. The servers are from their demo and testing pool, experimental hardware configurations that get seeded for testing and feedback.
Each server has:
We’ve been using the systems for a little while, and they’re already indispensable! It’s almost as fast as the old Justa Cluster (16 x i7) together. But that cluster was from 2010 — it’s about time for Moore’s law to come back to the studio. :) Read the first render test statistics here.