Open Source Render Farm

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- A device used for large scale networking

- Consists of various network swithces in a rack cabinet

Used For

- Rendering Advanced 3D Movies, Shows, and Games while creating them

- Live Editing/Color Grading 4k/5k/6k/8k films (both conventional and "Bubble"/360/VR)

- AI/Deep Learning/Machiene Learning

- Scientific Simulations

- Huge Data Crunching

- Bitcoin/Other Cryptocurrency Mining(see Open Source Bitcoin Mining Rig it is essentially a more energy efficiency minded version)

Industry Standards


Existing Open Source Designs


Minimum Viable Product

- As cheap and power efficient as possible, while still retaining high power and speed (ie a nice balance if you were to make a graph with the two as the x and y axis)

- Scalable to many formats/standards form sub GB ethernet all the way to 300 Gbit/s infiniband

- Low Latency

- Scalable from low users, to airport/concert level of users

- Optional Built in VPN, and Tor + any othe encryption capabilities

- Made in partenership with OCI and the Free Network Foundation

Basic Design

Rack Cabinet


GPU Based Server Computer


1 GBE Swithch(s)


10 GBE Switch(s)


100 GBE Switch(s)


Infiniband Switch(s) (Coaxial Cable Variant)


Infiniband Switch(s) (Fiber Optic Cable Variant)



- ?x Satalite Modem(s)

- ?x Cellular (4g or 5g most likely) Modem(s)

- ?x Fiber Modem(s)

- ?x Coaxial Cable Modem(s)

- ?x DSL Modem(s)

- Network Aggregator(s)

Power Supply Units




See Also


Useful Links

- Wikipedia Page on Render Farms