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PolarGriD is Looking for GPU Renderfarm Beta Testers


PolarGriD writes:

Dear Fellow Blender Users,

Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Peter Uhlich and I am what you would call a 3D Veteran. I was working with the Commodore Amiga with Sculpt 3D and Imagine in the '80s. I worked in the '90s with Cyberware 3D Laser scanners when Maya was called Alias and when Houdini was called Prisms. We even had a Symbolics 3650 in our office in Frankfurt Germany. Since that time when I was running a CGI and VFX boutique, I never lost interest in 3D and VFX.

Since Blender was born I have been watching it. And now I think the time has come and this will be Blenders big-time breakthrough in mainstream productions. Since 2 years I have been thinking of how I can support this thriving market and came to the conclusion render time is always too long. Now and also 30 Years ago. So I decided to set up in one of our Nordic Green Energy Datacenters some solid 3D GPU and CPU rendering resources.

One of the Blender core developers helped me to program a full Blender Integration with an easy to use interface for "shopping" computing power on demand. And here we are, the birth of the PolarGriD Renderfarm or maybe we call it a Rendershop :) Besides professional services we also offer economy services to empower any Blender user to be more productive. So, I am looking for a limited amount of the first Beta Testers who can use our various systems free of charge and check them out how they can increase productivity.

Please take your time to visit our website with an integrated signup form for the Beta test.

Truly yours,

Peter Uhlich
PolarGriD Project

About the Author

Peter Uhlich

I have a legacy with CGI for over 30 years! I was working with the Amiga with Sculpt 3D and Imagine in the '80s. I worked in the '90s with Cyberware 3D Laser scanners when Maya was called Alias and when Houdini was called Prism. We are operating green energy datacenters in the Nordics.


  1. Having a renderfarm available within the EU sounds really great! I hope your project gains some traction and you can soon roll out. What are your plans on pricing though?

    And a little critique as a sidenote: Your webpage could be a little more organized. Right now, it's a wild mixture of German and English. Doesn't bother me (I'm german) but I think many others may be confused.
    I'm just not getting the "professional" vibes I'd expect from someone I want to confide my data with.

  2. David's not wrong, but will note that Chrome's autotranslate gets the point across perfectly, even if it's still not quite English-speaker "sounding."

  3. I stayed with Alias Eclipse 2D and since I was running an SGI Indy, I demo’d Alias Animator. I switched from studio still-life to 3D. I was forced to use Maya when the scrapped Alias. I moved to Softimage. That too has been shelved. I took up Blender and love it. The community is great.

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