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Licensing

RenderMan XPU is only available to commercial customers of RenderMan.


  • RenderMan XPU™ is a hybrid rendering engine that can target multiple hardware devices. It can run in three modes:

    • CPU only
    • GPU only
    • CPU + GPU

    See below for more details of the supported hardware and platforms.

    Hardware and platform requirements

    CPU

    RenderMan XPU requires a CPU that supports the AVX instruction set or better.

    A minimum of 16GB of RAM is recommended for hybrid (CPU + GPU) processing.

    GPU

    For GPU acceleration, RenderMan XPU™ supports NVIDIA graphics cards from the Quadro, Tesla or Data Center GPU ranges, with the Maxwell architecture or later.

    See Operating Systems for graphics driver requirements.

    We recommend a minimum of 24 GB of VRAM for dealing with complex assets.

    Operating Systems

    RenderMan XPU is currently supported on 64-bit Linux and Windows systems with appropriate NVIDIA graphics drivers installed.

    Linux requirements

    • CentOS/RHEL 7 
    • NVIDIA graphics driver version 440.59 or above. We recommend using the latest version wherever possible.

    Windows requirements

    • Windows 10
    • NVIDIA graphics driver version 460.41 or above. We recommend using the latest version wherever possible.

    macOS

    • Not currently supported