Million core-hour rendering simulation on Cloud – Mitigating hybrid, scale, security and Cloud capacity challenges

Geoff Newell, AppsBroker

Visual FX studios performing final renders for Hollywood movies often require large amounts of additional compute over short periods of time to ensure they meet immovable deadlines. Cloud can provide that HPC capacity affordably via Preemptible VMs but running a render fleet at this scale requires a considered approach that embraces the unique capabilities of Cloud and the exacting security constraints of the Motion Picture industry. Hear from Appsbroker how they built such a system and mitigated the many challenges associated with a hybrid solution of this magnitude.