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The following operating systems are supported for this release. RenderMan may operate outside of this requirement, but it may be unstable and is not supported:

  • Linux CentOS  6 and higherCompatible with any Linux distribution supporting gcc 4.4.5 and glibc 2.12 or higher (e.g. RHEL6 and newer)

RenderMan is designed to efficiently scale across many CPU cores, so while the above is a minimum requirement, systems with multiple processors will see the best performance.

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The flavor string includes the common distribution, e.g. RHEL6, the gcc/icc versions, and the microprocessor instruction set. Putting them all together provides, for example, a Linux CentOS an RHEL package named RenderMan-Installer-21.0_1590950-linuxRHEL6_gcc44icc150.x86_64.rpm.

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