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Iray Bridge


 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