RenderNation, a render farm specialist and tenant at Sensor City, recently announced its partnership with Verne Global, a provider of sustainable data center solutions for high performance computing (HPC).

Renowned for computer generated imagery (CGI) and visual effects (VFX), RenderNation has over 15 years of experience providing bespoke render farm solutions to the film, television, architecture and design, video gaming and virtual reality industries. Their experienced production team offers a tailored service and expert support, working with clients to deliver projects of the highest quality, cost-effectively and on-time.

Their new partner, Verne Global, delivers sustainable data center solutions at industrial scale, allowing high performance and intensive machine learning applications to operate in an optimized environment. Verne Global’s hpcDIRECT platform provides customisable bare metal HPC on a reserved and on-demand basis, supported by a world class HPC technical team.

Purpose built for the compute-intensive workloads involved in CGI and VFX projects, hpcDIRECT can be integrated with, and optimised for, the latest rendering applications, plug-ins and file transfer solutions for any operating system.

In addition to first-class performance and on-site HPC support, Verne Global offers a sustainable alternative to fossil-fuelled compute power. hpcDIRECT is powered by 100% renewable hydro-electric and geothermal energy, with free cooling from Iceland’s year-round lower temperatures.

Dan Thomason, Director at RenderNation said: “We’re passionate about delivering the best quality service to our clients, on short notice and under tight deadlines. We have no appetite to expend time and resources to manage or maintain hardware and infrastructure.”

Dan continued: “With Verne Global, we can harness the power of hpcDIRECT, knowing it’s supported by a world-class, HPC-optimised data center and a skilled team of engineers, and at a predictable cost. This ensures we always have the compute capacity we need on-demand to meet our clients needs on-time and on-budget, every time.”

Simone Warren, VP of Global Customer Strategy at new partner Verne Global added: “RenderNation is the perfect partner for Verne Global. We share the same customer-led focus, where everything we do is aimed at helping the client succeed by tailoring to their needs. With Verne Global, RenderNation can maintain their own personalised specifications, and at the same time utilise sustainable, and cost-effective, HPC cloud services. We’re excited to be a part of RenderNation’s CGI and VFX innovation and can’t wait to see what’s coming next.”

We are really pleased to see RenderNation’s development and this new found partnership, we look forward to seeing how it develops.

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