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Iray Bridge

The Bridge is a feature of The Iray SDK that allows simple and efficient use of the resources of a remote cluster with minimal integration effort. More...

Modules

 Bridge client
 The Bridge client is integrated in the application that wishes to use the resources of the remote cluster.
 
 Bridge server
 The Bridge server is a single remote host that makes its resources available to Bridge clients through a proprietary network protocol over a single TCP/IP connection.
 

Detailed Description

The Bridge is a feature of The Iray SDK that allows simple and efficient use of the resources of a remote cluster with minimal integration effort.

Data is transferred to the remote cluster in a way suitable for comparably low-bandwidth, high-latency connections such as an Internet connection, where normal The Iray SDK clustering would not work.

The Bridge supports server-side caching of data and incremental changes to minimize the amount of data sent, as well as low-latency, hardware H.264 video to efficiently use the available bandwidth.

Rendering using Iray Bridge is exposed as a render plugin with the same interface as local renderers. This means that an application will require minimal configuration to use the resources of a remote cluster. Iray Bridge can also be used to efficiently transfer scene data to a remote cluster to perform other tasks such as off-line batch rendering.

See Also
Bridge client, Bridge server