Cloud Computing by GridMarkets

Posted Aug. 11, 2015

GridMarkets and SideFX today announced a strategic partnership designed to increase productivity and reduce costs for studios and artists who create Houdini visual effects and Houdini Mantra renderings. By leveraging an on demand grid of high performance computing resources and global data centers, it will be easier than ever for artists to create blockbuster worthy content.

The GridMarkets rendering service launches with the simple push of a button from within the Houdini interface and is easily integrated into existing workflows. Project data and processing are then securely managed from the moment a request is submitted to the return of the rendered frames. Submissions are processed rapidly and affordably using GridMarkets’ frictionless scalable global resource pool. The video shown below demonstrates the setup process in Houdini:

Studios and independent artists need rendering solutions that are simple to use and that address budget and time pressures. GridMarkets is a proven platform that delivers significant computational horsepower to critical rendering projects and the interface and business model make it simple and affordable to use. We are pleased to be announcing this strategic partnership today.

by Kim Davidson, President and CEO, Side Effects Software

SideFX is a global leader in the 3D animation and visual effects software market. GridMarkets is excited and honored to have been entrusted by Side Effects to deliver such a critical service to its global community of Houdini artists and studios. In fact, to design the service that is being launched today, we worked directly with the Houdini community of artists and engineers. GridMarkets is committed to continuously improve this service using the same collaborative community approach.

by Mark Ross, GridMarkets’ Co-founder


GridMarkets has created a powerful and global rendering resource by leveraging the world's abundant spare server capacity . The GridMarkets platform is able to orchestrate work across high performance and globally distributed servers in a secure and convenient way. The GridMarkets platform is particularly suited to powering computationally demanding use cases like animation rendering, engineering and financial simulations where demand is highly variable and there is a competitive advantage from timetomarket.

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