This new integration broadens GPU availability for VFX, Animation, and Motion Graphics workloads; expands multi-cloud support for greater resource selection and availability
NEW JERSEY— August 2, 2023 — Specialized cloud provider CoreWeave today announced the completion of its integration with Conductor cloud-based rendering service. Conductor customers can now access CoreWeave compute resources for rendering visual effects (VFX), animation, motion graphics, and design projects, including for large-scale workloads requiring GPU acceleration. Visitors to the SIGGRAPH conference, held at the Los Angeles Convention Center August 6-10, 2023, will be able to demo the new integration in CoreWeave’s booth (#122) during exhibition hours.
“Using cloud-based resources over purchasing hardware provides perpetual access to the latest computing technology without the cost overhead. However, while GPU rendering is becoming increasingly important for content production rendering workloads, it's challenging to find performant cloud-based GPU availability,” said Mac Moore, CoreWeave Head of M&E. “CoreWeave is one of the only cloud providers offering NVIDIA RTX A5000 and A6000 cards, ensuring the artist’s local experience accurately translates to the cloud. With CoreWeave compute now supported, Conductor users ultimately have more flexibility; they can access the resources they need on demand and at a price point that fits their budget and production schedules.”
“Conductor is a great solution that has worked really well for us, especially when we needed that extra push to find resources quickly across various data centers. Now, we’re fully cloud-based on CoreWeave, and the fusion of these two technologies on the backend is an exciting development that will ultimately help us work faster and more efficiently,” said Rich Friedlander, co-founder and VFX supervisor at Brainstorm Digital.
“When CoreWeave acquired Conductor at the beginning of the year, this integration was our top priority. Now that we’ve achieved that goal, we look forward to helping our VFX and animation customers take their creative work to the next level,” said Brian Venturo, CTO and Co-Founder at CoreWeave. “We benchmark tested Conductor on CoreWeave for GPU rendering against the most widely used cloud provider in M&E, and renders returned faster and were less expensive in almost every case, even accounting for the reduced pricing of spare compute."
Conductor on CoreWeave Key Benefits
Performant, Available GPU Resources: CoreWeave provides on-demand access to NVIDIA Ampere GPU architecture, including NVIDIA RTX A5000 cards and NVIDIA RTX A6000 cards. This ensures that a studio’s local experience is preserved, if not enhanced, in Conductor on CoreWeave.
Consistent, Economical Pricing: Compute resources on CoreWeave are economically priced, and costs don't fluctuate based on demand. Though pricing aligns with spare compute offered by other cloud providers, CoreWeave resources on Conductor are only offered on-demand, so that once a job has been initiated, resources will not be reallocated to higher paying customers. Customers can be confident that their jobs will successfully render and they can plan accordingly, without additional wait time or budget overhead.
No Egress Charges: With no egress fees to move data between regions or cloud providers, customers using CoreWeave are not locked into long term agreements that can have financial penalties. This allows customers to use Conductor on CoreWeave with greater flexibility.
Broad GPU Selection: CoreWeave provides comprehensive GPU options, allowing artists and studios to right-size their instance selections, instead of overpaying for more resources than they need. In many cases, Conductor on CoreWeave enables users to create configurations that will be more performant and at a lower cost than with cloud providers with more limited selections.
Compatible with Linux, Mac, and Windows operating systems, Conductor can be used with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) compute resources, in addition to CoreWeave. It supports most industry-standard creative applications out-of-the-box, including Adobe After Effects; Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya and Arnold; Blender; Epic Games’ Unreal Engine; Maxon’s Cinema 4D and Redshift; Foundry’s Nuke, Cara VR, Katana, Modo and Ocula; Chaos Group’s V-Ray; Pixar’s Universal Scene Description, Pixar’sRenderman; Golaem; Bluegfx’s Miarmy; Ephere’s Ornatrix; Boris FX’s Silhouette; and Peregrine Labs’ Yeti.
To learn more about CoreWeave, visit: www.coreweave.com.
CoreWeave is a specialized cloud provider, delivering a massive scale of GPU compute resources on top of the industry’s fastest and most flexible infrastructure. CoreWeave builds cloud solutions for compute intensive use cases — VFX and rendering, machine learning and AI, batch processing, and Pixel Streaming — that are up to 35 times faster and 80% less expensive than the large, generalized public clouds. Learn more at https://www.coreweave.com/
Acquired by CoreWeave in 2023, Conductor is a secure cloud-based service that enables VFX, VR/AR, architecture visualization, and animation studios to seamlessly offload rendering and simulation workloads to the public cloud. Dynamically scalable, Conductor easily integrates into existing workflows and features an open architecture for customization. Follow @ConductorTech for more information.