Speed-up Octane Render with iRender Farm
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Are you working on a 3D or architectural project with Octane Render thinking you need a solution to shorten the rendering time? In this article, we will discover an amazing solution to speeding up your Octane Renderer. Let’s get started!

Overview of Octane Render

Octane Render is known as one of the most powerful GPU-accelerated render engines nowadays. It can be integrated easily across multiple software solutions as well as libraries of materials. Also, Octane can render faster with higher quality than almost any other rendering engine on the market. Therefore, Octane is being adopted by numerous professional 3D artists, studios, and architects.

Octane Render has a lot of new features. It offers a rendering process that is up to 50 times faster than CPU rendering based on unbiased rendering. It has optimized machine learning, out-of-core geometry support, massive 10-100x speed gains in the scene graph, and RTX ray-tracing GPU hardware acceleration. Besides, Octane can run on the cloud and enhance the creative processes across multiple industries. We are discussing projects such as commercials, feature films, and architecture.

OctaneRender supports all major platforms:

  • Windows 7 or higher (64-bit)
  • Linux (64-bit)
  • MacOS 10.13.6 High Sierra (NOTE: 10.14 Mojave and 10.15 Catalina do not support NVIDIA CUDA)

However, if you want Octane to deliver the best quality and speed possible, your computer needs to be powerful enough. You can refer to the recommended system requirements for Octane by Otoy:

  • 8GB RAM  is the minimum requirement, but 16GB of RAM or more is recommended.
  • OctaneRender requires the latest CUDA® 10 drivers and a CUDA-enabled NVIDIA® video card with support for compute capability (3.0 or higher).
  • For Octane Version 3.03.2 or higher, Nvidia GTX Titan X, GTX 1080, and GTX 1070 are recommended, and with Octane Version 3.08 or higher, Octane users should use Nvidia RTX or Nvidia Titan V.

So, if you want to run Octane at home or at work and you don’t have the required hardware, you can consider investing in your own machine or upgrading your existing computer.

Another optimal option is to use render farms to save time, money, and more.

In this article, we want to introduce you to a powerful and different render farm for Octane. It is called the iRender Farm - and it is the next generation of render farm technology.

Speed up Octane Render with iRender Farm

iRender provides cloud rendering services in the form of an IaaS product (Infrastructure-as-a-Service). It allows you to rent GPUs and CPUs on the cloud for 3D rendering purposes. With the iRender Farm, you can replicate the work environment (including 3D software, plugins, custom scripts, etc.) and choose a package with the hardware you want.

An easy-to-replicate work environment

You can replicate your work environment on iRender’s server and install plugins, additional software, features, custom scripts, etc. If you want to have more than one environment where you can speed up render times for your project, you only need to install the software once. All data and installed software/applications will be stored after each use. iRender also has many options for you to switch between configuration packages without hindering your already set-up working environment, ensuring optimal costs for each project.

Powerful rendering package

All iRender's GPUs are RTX 3090, one of the most powerful GPU types available, with robust, heavy-duty processors, multiple cores, and high clock speeds to support the heaviest workload.

The iRender Farm also provides a wide variety of packages with powerful CPU & GPU ranging from single - GPU 1x RTX 3090 to Multi-GPU 2/4/6/8 x RTX 3090. You can choose any type of server that is suitable for your needs. Besides, iRender offers a powerful processor, AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 3955WX @ 3.90GHz, and 512 GB – 2 TB of SSD storage, which helps load Octane scenes quickly.

iRender’s Octane Render servers cost from $7.2 to $28 per node (machine) per hour and support all 3D software that uses Octane Render for rendering (including Cinema 4D, Houdini, Maya, 3ds Max, Blender, Unity, Daz Studio, and more).

If you are using OctaneRender Enterprise, you can choose packages ranging from 4/6/8 RTX 3090. iRender recommends starting with lower servers first to try the render farm out, and then you can upscale at will. You can easily change the server with a few clicks, and all your work environments will still be saved.

For the OctaneRender Studio license, which works on a 2 GPU limit, you can try the server package with 2 x RTX 3090, and the CPU is AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 3955WX. This server will help you maximize your rendering performance. Besides, the on-demand NVLink will help you double the amount of VRAM to 48 GB, which is powerful enough for very large projects/cache.

In addition, you can always precisely determine the server specs, what type of CPU and GPU it has, how much it costs, etc. All information about the server configuration is published on the iRender website.

Other iRender’s outstanding features

  • You will get 100% performance from our physical machines once you start using them. There are no hidden costs for storage or file transferring; you will pay for the amount of time you spend using our machines.
  • You can have several machines running simultaneously (without reinstalling software) to shorten your render time.
  • iRender offers an Octane License for Prime customers.
  • 100% of the information and data from customers is secured. An NDA document will be provided - companies and individuals can use NDAs to preserve their claim of intellectual property rights and to maintain the confidentiality of their business processes.

Final words

Whether you're a freelancer, an architect, or a studio, we believe that being creative freely, even during the rendering process, is the most important thing. And, finally, without a doubt, with the iRender Farm, you can easily speed up Octane Render to get a high-quality output faster. If you are interested in the iRender Farm, please register here to test the servers for free.