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KaizerKaizer
02-24-2009, 06:31 AM
Hi,

I have a simple question, yet hard to answer.

A free rendering manager, where can I find one which works?

I've tested Spider (doesn't work with our network), Dr.Queue, NDRserver.

Someone told me ButterflyNetRenderer was free, but it seems not legaly free, so please if you know any which works with 6+ computers.

hulud
02-25-2009, 09:26 AM
Hi KaizerKaizer,

We have started a lightweight GPL task manager called Coalition.

http://coalition.googlecode.com

You can give it a try if you like. It is easy to deploy under a linux environment.

A job is simply a command to run in a specific directory.
You can manage jobs with a web interface, a python script or HTTP requests.
Jobs have priorities, affinities, retry counter and logs.

See how it looks like :

run the server :
python server.py

run a worker :
python worker.py http://myserver:8080/

add a job :
python control.py -c myCommand -d myDir http://myserver:8080/ add

manage the server :
firefox http://myserver:8080/

Cheers,

Cyril

magnoborgo
02-25-2009, 09:32 AM
Frantic Films Deadline is great, and the first 2 licenses are free.

http://www.franticfilms.com/software/products/deadline/download/

KaizerKaizer
02-25-2009, 10:54 AM
Thanks for the tip, but I need a free render manager which can handle at least 5 computers, no less.

nrgy
02-25-2009, 06:47 PM
Check out drqueue (http://forums.cgsociety.org/www.drqueue.org)

KaizerKaizer
03-04-2009, 12:20 PM
Yeah, I've checked it out but it's not very usefull since it doesn't work very well under Windows XP's environment. Got it connected, but the damn "manager" doesn't work. ei a dead case.

Check out drqueue (http://forums.cgsociety.org/www.drqueue.org)

KaizerKaizer
03-05-2009, 11:47 AM
Any suggestions on setting it up on a windows machine? Got python, activePython, Twisted. Still can't run it.


Hi KaizerKaizer,

We have started a lightweight GPL task manager called Coalition.

http://coalition.googlecode.com

You can give it a try if you like. It is easy to deploy under a linux environment.

A job is simply a command to run in a specific directory.
You can manage jobs with a web interface, a python script or HTTP requests.
Jobs have priorities, affinities, retry counter and logs.

See how it looks like :

run the server :
python server.py

run a worker :
python worker.py http://myserver:8080/

add a job :
python control.py -c myCommand -d myDir http://myserver:8080/ add

manage the server :
firefox http://myserver:8080/

Cheers,

Cyril

hulud
03-05-2009, 01:58 PM
Hi KaizerKaizer,

Ok, the last version works under windows, worker and server. You have to update the sources. Be sure to use python 2.5. You also need the python module win32api. I have started an installation guide in the wiki with all the details.

Send me a private message if you need help.

Have fun,

Cyril

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