iRender farm provides high configuration and high-performance machines to serve people who need to leverage the power of CPUs & GPUs. Users can take advantage of our machines for 3D rendering, AI modeling, VR&AR, simulation, and so on. You can do whatever you want on our remote server as well as install any software you need on it.
So, how to register and use our services?
To save your time and money, you should transfer your files from your PC to our remote server before connecting to it. There are 2 ways for you to transfer files:
One of the most effective and convenient ways for you to transfer your files to our remote server is via popular cloud services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive. Thanks to our special and unique Data transfer method in the world, your files can be transferred even when you have not connected to our server yet.
For example, you set up Dropbox on your PC and the remote server as well, then all the files that you upload on Dropbox will be easily 2-way synchronized without downloading them on the internet. You just need to go to the remote server and take your files from Dropbox to use as normal.
You can transfer files directly to our server by using GpuHub_sync tool (sFTP/FTP) even when the server is turned off, which saves your money. You click button GpuHub_sync and select GpuHub_sync for International.
After uploading data to the tool, they will be automatically synchronized to the Z drive at the server you want to use. In case you cannot see your files in the Z drive, please contact us.
We now support 3 Operating Systems:
Signing in to this tool is the same as signing in to your iRender account.
You click button Upload or drag & drop your files to the tool.
If you cannot download GpuHub_sync tool for Mac OS, please read the 9th error and solution at this link.
We have some installers for common software in the X drive, please refer them here. You just need to copy the installer from the X drive to Desktop, install it, and add your license key.
If you need to use different software or different versions, you should upload the installers through the GpuHub_sync tool first. Then when you’re in our remote server, you copy the installer from the Z drive to Desktop and install all software you want to use.
This picture shows data storage capacity in the GpuHub_sync tool that you can upload. If you need more, please contact us.
iRender now provides 2 main services: GPUHub and CPUHub. Depending on your demand, you select an appropriate service package. If you need us to recommend which server package is suitable for you, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Then click to “Create new”.
And select a package you want to use.
- Image Name: Type the Image name you want
- Select an operating system: Choose the OS type you want, Windows or Linux
- Image type: With “Pre-Install Software image“, slide the vertical scroll bar to find the software you need. If there is no software you need, please choose the “Clean Image” button.
We have some installers for common software in the X drive, please refer them here, you should click “Clean Image”, copy the installer from the X drive to Desktop, install any software you want on the remote server and add your license key.
If you need to use different software or different versions, you can upload the installers first via the GpuHub sync tool or Google Drive. Then, when you’re in our remote server, you copy the installers to Desktop and install it as normal.
If you are using Ubuntu OS, please refer to usage detailed steps here.
After creating a new Image, you need to “boot a machine” and wait for a couple of minutes.
Tips: To save your boot time for the next usage: take care of the state of your Image
- Good Image: you should save your files on our Desktop, the C & D Drive less than 20GB
- Normal Image: when you save your files on our Desktop, the C & D Drive over 30GB
- Bad Image: when you save your files on our Desktop, the C & D Drive over 50GB
You can connect to a server or multiple servers at the same time.
For normal users, you are able to create 2 Images. If the total of money you top up is at least 250$, you can use 3 Images at the same time. If you would like to create more, please contact us.
All images that you create are reusable. Use the server as if it were your personal computer.
After your image has been booted successfully, your user interface will appear a green button CONNECT (our system starts charging you at this step). You click it to download the Remote Desktop Connection file.
You will be provided with a .rdp (Remote Desktop Connection) file with credentials to connect to your Windows image on the server, which you can configure as you wish.
Tips: to open .rdp file for Mac OS, you need to download this app.
Here you are! You’re in our remote server! You will take full control of it, using it is the same as your own PC. As we suggest, you can install any software you want on the remote server and install ONLY ONE TIME.
Tips: You have to copy the installers (from the X, Z Drive, Download) to the Desktop to install the software. After installing, you should delete the installer to free up space for the C drive and Desktop, so that you save your boot time for the next usage.
To make sure your software license is safe, you should deactivate your license key once you stop using our machine.
When you have done your work, you need to shut down the remote server. Only when you click the red button SHUTDOWN on our website, does our system stop charging you.
Now you have 2 buttons to shutdown your remote server
- Button “Shutdown“: you shutdown the remote server as normal
- Button “Shutdown for clone“: If you need to use multiple servers that have the same software and applications, you will only have to install all of them on one remote server. After installing, you click the button “Shutdown for clone”, then you can see the button “Clone” as shown below
You click the button “Clone“, our system will automatically clone to as many machines as you want.
Our system starts charging you when the user interface appears the button CONNECT and stops charging when you click the red button SHUTDOWN on our website. It means that you will be charged per minute you have used our service.