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Deadline Render Farm Management System

Deadline is a hassle-free administration and rendering toolkit for Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX based render farms. It offers a world of flexibility and a wide-range of management options for render farms of all sizes, and supports over 40 different rendering packages out of the box.

Deadline 6 introduced an incredibly flexible and efficient User Interface across all platforms, combined with a new highly-scalable database backend. The new User Group Management system allows users to be split into groups, with different permissions assigned to each group. Farm administration is made easier with the ability to stream the render log from remote machines.

Deadline 6.1 is the latest version of Thinkbox Software's render farm management system, and features improved stability, enhanced housecleaning operations and faster job submission. With highly optimized functions that can perform more than 10x faster, this significant update can also be easily scaled up to support thousands of machines. Additionally, Deadline 6.1 incorporates Draft 1.1, the latest iteration of Thinkbox’s lightweight compositing and video processing plug-in designed to automate typical post-render tasks, which now includes improved OpenEXR support.

Deadline will run without a license on up to two slaves in the so-called LICENSE-FREE MODE. To use Deadline on three or more slaves, you can purchase a license or request a trial license by filling out the form on the Sales page. Please note that once you license Deadline, you must purchase licenses for every node you intend to run Deadline on, including the two machines supported in LICENSE-FREE mode.

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