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 60 different rendering packages out of the box.
Deadline 7 is the latest version of Thinkbox Software’s scalable high-volume compute management solution. It features built-in VMX (Virtual Machine Extension) capabilities, which allow artists, architects and engineers to harness resources in both public and private clouds.
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 must purchase a license through Thinkbox Software. 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.