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
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.
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.
RenderMan XPU is currently supported on 64-bit Linux and Windows systems with appropriate NVIDIA graphics drivers installed.
- CentOS/RHEL 7
- NVIDIA graphics driver version 440.59 or above. We recommend using the latest version wherever possible.
- Windows 10
- NVIDIA graphics driver version 460.41 or above. We recommend using the latest version wherever possible.
- Not currently supported