Sustainable Render Farm Service
Green Power at Rebus Render Farm
CO2-free power from regenerative energy sources and energy-optimized technology
Climate protection and energy efficiency are two important subjects for one of the world's largest render farms. By constantly increasing the capacity of our render nodes, not only do we reach a higher cost-efficiency for our customers, but we are lowering the energy consumption per rendering hour as well. Furthermore, we are acquiring our power as green electricity from the DREWAG - Stadtwerke Dresden GmbH. This award-winning green electricity is produced from 100% CO2 and atomic waste free energy sources. The energy consists of pure water energy. Adding to that RebusFarm stands up for the expansion of production capacities for regenerative electricity, and its share in the energy mix to get increased. In the highly competitive market of render farms, this climate-friendly approach is ground-breaking.
Against cost explosion and growing energy consumption of Render Farms
Energy consumption and costs have grown, a tendency that will continue in the coming years. Costs for electricity turn out to be an essential factor in IT-structures of a render farm. That's why other render farms consistently choose cheap energy, produced by controversial nuclear power plants or the CO2-generating combustion of fossil fuels. But short-term saving of costs doesn't solve the problem: To be competitive in the long term, IT-service providers have to increase their energy efficiency. RebusFarm does this in three essential areas: hardware, cooling, and management software.
Highly efficient hardware lowers the energy consumption of a render farm
RebusFarm buys its hardware with a focus on the newest energy-saving technologies and only uses CPUs with high processing density, to optimize the energy consumption per rendering hour of its render farm. Thus superficially inexpensive technologies, like old dual- or even single-core CPUs, are already disqualified.
Cooling without air-conditioning
By running without the usage of air-conditioning in our render farm we are gaining an essential advantage in energy efficiency. An elaborate cooling concept of our nodes allows us to work without the energy guzzler no.1: the air con.
Intelligent render farm software management
Performance-optimized, custom-tailored render farm management software results in important but unobvious energy-savings. Not only does our intelligent software management protect our customers from nasty surprises with their rendering results, it also reduces unnecessary energy consumption of the render farm by avoiding redundant renderings. Our render farm development endeavors aim at the best possible efficiency to advantage both our customers and the environment.
Designing the future in an ecologically-minded way
Almost every year we achieve 25 percent energy-savings per render-hour. To continue with this trend we are constantly working on upgrading and developing new, energy-saving technologies in the render farm. This has a positive effect on the companies balance, the customer's purse as well as the environment. But that's not enough: Thanks to the GrundGrün Energie GmbH, we run on 100% CO2 and nuclear waste free energy, in spite of drastic price cuts for the customers. Hence it's obvious: When you choose RebusFarm, you are deciding environment-friendly render farm while saving hard cash.
RebusFarm energy identification
The green energy mix of our contractual partner is composed according to the chart. In comparison, you can see the average energy mix of other render farms on the right. Our CostCalculator includes a listing about how much carbon dioxide emission and atomic waste you will spare the environment with your current rendering job, compared to conventional render farms or rendering on your own machine.
The values show the origin of the electricity in accordance with § 42 of the energy industry act. They refer to the year 2019.