HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING SOLUTIONS FOR ANIMATION & VFX

The AMPD team has over two decades of experience in technology solutions for animation studios and VFX production houses around the world. We supply high-performance computing solutions for the studio, and in the data centre, as well as AMPD Connect solutions to connect the two locations.


AMPD RENDER | AMPD STORAGE | AMPD CONNECT | AMPD STUDIO


SELECTED ANIMATION & VFX CUSTOMERS & PARTNERS


COMMODITY CLOUD IS INEFFICIENT AND COSTLY FOR ANIMATION & VFX

Current cloud infrastructure has many shortcomings when it comes to applications such as multiplayer video games, including eSports, next-gen digital production, or big data analysis and visualization. AMPD is building a network of smaller, distributed AMPD HPC Dmediaata Centres within urban environments to solve these problems. Our infrastructure design seeks to mitigate latency at every step., providing players with the best possible play experiences while costing games companies less.


AMPD REMOTE RENDER SERVICE™

AMPD’s Remote Render Service provides significant performance improvements and cost savings compared with other render solutions. The following example shows the cost savings for 10,000 physical cores / 20,000 vCPU comparing Google Cloud preemptible instances versus dedicated instances on the AMPD Remote Render Service.

The AMPD Remote Render Service results in an estimated cost savings of CAD $1.5M across three years while significantly improving performance.


AMPD STORAGE FOR ANIMATION & VFX – POWERED BY KAMINARIO

Kaminario’s K2 All-Flash Array represents the backbone of the modern data center and is the leading all-flash array in the market today.

  • Kaminario’s 6th generation all-flash platform delivers industry leading performance, scalability, innovation and cost efficiency backed by the most comprehensive business assurance program in the storage industry.
  • Software-defined storage for cloud datacenters.
  • Top-ranked all-flash storage by Gartner.

AMPD CONNECT FOR ANIMATION & VFX

Connect your studio to our data centres using dark fibre at speeds of up to 40Gbps for an unbelievably cost-effective flat monthly rate. We offer ‘Studio-in-the-Cloud’ solutions comprising industry-standard, non-proprietary resources customized to the needs of your specific project.

  • High Speed Internet (1 GB Unmetered) + access to the AMPD Metro Area Network.
  • Access the AMPD Cloud for on-demand virtual machines.
  • Cost-effective access to major data centers for colo via X-connects.
  • Offsite backup and data recovery capabilities.
  • Potential for highly available Internet via redundant providers.

AMPD STUDIO FOR ANIMATION & VFX

AMPD has been designing, building, and maintaining digital media studios for decades. We apply this expertise to pipelines, infrastructure, servers, storage, and networking, delivering best-in-class on premise and hybrid solutions including:

  • Workstations
  • Servers
  • Software | Middleware
  • Network Design & Implementation
  • Security
  • Storage & Recovery