20 09, 2019

AMD EPYC 7002 Workstations

128 Core Workstation, Anyone? if you haven't heard, AMD has taken the server class CPU game to a new level, or perhaps more accurately, into a new realm. With the second generation EPYC 7002 CPUs, AMD’s flagship EPYC 7742 offers 64 CPU cores per chip, compared to Intel’s scalable Xeon flagship Intel® Xeon® Platinum

30 08, 2019

Houdini Software System Requirements And Benchmarks – Cache Disk and RAM – Part II of III

Last week we shared Part I of III exploring Houdini software system requirements, we looked at how different hardware configurations performed rendering Flip, Grains and Pyro scenes with a focus on Houdini’s built-in render engine Mantra.  Today we present Part II in the series, the role of cache disk and RAM in a Houdini workflow.

2 08, 2019

Mid-Year Check-In

Even though it's summer, and you're probably thinking about the beach, the mountains or maybe a road trip with friends and family, summer is a good time to reflect. Though it's certainly not always the case, things often move a little slower in summer, and it's a good time to do a quick mid-year check-in.

14 11, 2018

Interview with Optimus Chicago

Christopher: What is the core focus of what Optimus does in terms of content creation? Ken Winke: Sure. So first, we call ourselves a post production house. Primarily we do post work for advertising clients, brands, and agencies here in Chicago. So that’s anything from a traditional 30 second TV spot, to something that’s more