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11-29-2008, 05:52 PM

The Centre for Parallel Computing (CPC) at the University of Westminster, London are test-driving their 250-CPU Grid. It's built around Blender and they're inviting YOU to render your work there.

Zsolt Lichtenberger wrote:We are the Centre for Parallel Computing (CPC) at the University of Westminster, London. As the name suggest, we are interested in parallel computing, particularly in computer grids. We would like to promote Blender on the Grid and we kindly ask for your help.

We created a simple rendering portal, which uses our 256 CPU AMD Opteron cluster. You can use it to render your Blender projects and we are offering this free of charge. Please give it a try!

We are looking for feedback because we wish to understand the needs of Blender users and to improve the portal.


Rendering portal (
email link : (

11-30-2008, 01:29 AM
wow this is really a greate offer for people that have a big project :) :)

11-30-2008, 10:48 PM
God, I could really do with one of these right now - got made redundant and have loads of stuff to render and so little CPU power, except need 3ds max!

This sounds like a great idea though. Hope it come sin useful for someone!

12-01-2008, 09:35 PM
Does this link no longer work?

12-02-2008, 01:56 PM
Link works for me. Sounds handy for all the blendery peeps!

12-06-2008, 11:53 PM
Its working now alright. But as for my render it doesn't say if it has been completed. May be I have to reupload it or something.

12-09-2008, 12:29 AM
It didn't work out for me.:curious: I guess the ocean fried the chips:applause:

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