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Thread: VCA Discontinued - Iray Next?

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    Default VCA Discontinued - Iray Next?

    My reseller recently informed me that the NVIDIA VCA has been discontinued.

    Will Iray be discontinued soon as well then?

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    It is correct that NVIDIA is no longer making the Quadro VCA. This is because we are transitioning to a VCA-Certified program through numerous system integrators around the world. This will enable quicker and more flexible VCA configurations than NVIDIA can do on its own. We learned a lot about building the most reliable rendering server available, and we're bringing that know-how to a series of trusted partners that will take it much further. The VCA "software stack" for configuring clusters and doing IQ mode rendering with Iray will continue through these new systems. Information on this new program will be released next month. In the meantime, fill out the "Contact Us" form on the VCA page: http://www.nvidia.com/object/visual-...appliance.html

    As of 2/10, our first VCA Partner is making the Quadro VCA available: http://www.pny.eu/content/28-35-prof...fied-by-nvidia
    And also: http://blog.pny.com/blogpnycom/boxx-...lidworks-world

    - Phil
    Last edited by Phillip Miller; February 10th, 2017 at 20:01.

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    Hi Phil, sorry to hog this thread. We're currently getting quotes for a multi-GPU setup that should be used for Iray Server and Iray for Maya (headless only). Currently we're aiming for a DELL PowerEdge C4130 Server with a 4-way P100 setup using NVlink.

    Since these are compute cards only the question came up if this causes a problem?

    Regards,

    Matthias

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    The P100 cards are by far the fastest cards currently available, so what you describe will be a very good rendering machine.
    Iray doesn't support NVLink yet though, so you won't need those connectors (which cost extra) right now.
    The goal is for NVLink to be supported by the end of the year in shipping product.

    - Phil

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    Great, thanks Phil.

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