Issue: Animation - Aug 29, 2003


MONTREAL - Now available from Discreet ( is Burn V.1, the Linux-based network solution for its visual effects systems Inferno, Flame and Flint, which the company claims can render much faster than current apps.

Burn delivers double the offline rendering performance of complex visual effects, allowing post artists to stay focused on the creative process while concurrently augmenting their productivity.

Burn ships with Backburner, Discreet's network rendering management software. Working with the Inferno, Flame and Flint systems, Backburner prioritizes and allocates requests for more efficient workload sharing across multiple render nodes. With as few as two render nodes, Burn can reduce the rendering time of a single Flame system in half.

Burn software is available immediately and requires Linux Red Hat V.8.0. Burn ships with licenses that can be installed on a variety of supported hardware configurations.

Burn is $5000 per render server license or $16,000 for five licenses. The pricing is the same no matter the number of CPUs the server contains.