Multi-core Computers Render Farm Setup

If you are lucky enough to have a computer with a large cpu core count, setting up a render farm can really take advantage of using all of the cores at 100%. This is much faster than the default automatic threading capability. Since you don’t need to communicate with other computers, you will not have to be concerned about TCP communication or shared disks/files; only localhost nodes. On the terminal we will open many instances of CINELERRA-GG by connecting them to the jobs created. The number of such jobs can be the total number of CPU threads (-1) or not. When you are going to be doing other work simultaneously while rendering a large job, you will want to leave some of the cpus available for that. Be sure to set Project SMP cpus in the Settings Preferences, Performance tab to your CPU count.

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