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Preemptible Plan

Machines used with this plan are discounted by 50% - and can be interrupted at any time. If a machine rendering your frame is interrupted, we automatically resubmit that frame to an available machine of equal or greater power.


Preemptible Plan Calculator

Use the calculator that follows to estimate the total cost of your Preemptible Plan submission.  If you prefer to see our pricing in a table format, see HERE.

  • "Service Level" = the maximum concurrent machines count/submission (see "Max. Machines)"

  • "Machine-Hour Cost (USD)" = the cost of running  one machine for one hour

  • "Est. Time (hh:mm:ss)" = Elapsed time in hours:minutes:sec to complete the submission

  • "Est. Cost (Credits)" = cost estimate (in GridMarkets credits)​

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How to Find Your Average Render Time per Frame

  1. Enter your preferences for "Service", "Renderer" and "Machine".

  2. Submit 5 to 10 representative frames.

  3. Enter the average render time (see "Average Task Time"  in the screenshot example below) into "Ave. Render Time per frame (mins)".

  4. Enter the total number of frames in the "Frames" box.

  5. Hit "Calculate" to get your estimate.

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NOTE: The calculator results are not precise - and should serve only as a guide.

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How to Select Preemptible Machines

 

In Envoy profile page, see the "Update Machine Preferences" section (see next).  Select any machine with a "Preemptible" suffix.

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Preemptible Pricing

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Service
Type
Machine
CB | OB rating*
RAM (gb)
Economy Pricing: (1-5 machines)
Standard Pricing: (6-40 machines)
Houdini
CPU
GM1600
CB = 5,000
32
$0.53
$0.66
Houdini
CPU
GM4800
CB = 14,000
64
$1.39
$1.74
Houdini
gpu
OB165
OB = 165
30
$0.83
$1.04
Houdini
gpu
OB330
OB = 330
96
$1.48
$1.85
Maya
CPU
GM1600
CB = 5,000
32
$0.53
$0.66
Maya
CPU
GM4800
CB = 14,000
64
$1.39
$1.74
Maya
gpu
OB165
OB = 165
30
$0.83
$1.04
Maya
gpu
OB330
OB = 330
96
$1.48
$1.85
C4D
CPU
GM1600
CB = 5,000
32
$0.53
$0.66
C4D
CPU
GM4800
CB = 14,000
64
$1.39
$1.74
C4D
gpu
OB165
OB = 165
30
$0.83
$1.04
C4D
gpu
OB330
OB = 330
96
$1.48
$1.85
Blender
CPU
GM1600
CB = 5,000
32
$0.30
$0.37
Blender
CPU
GM4800
CB = 14,000
64
$0.95
$1.18
Blender
gpu
OB165
OB = 165
30
$0.57
$0.72
Blender
gpu
OB330
OB = 330
96
$1.02
$1.28
3ds
CPU
GM1600
CB = 5,000
32
$0.53
$0.66
3ds
CPU
GM4800
CB = 14,000
64
$1.39
$1.74
3ds
gpu
OB165
OB = 165
30
$0.83
$1.04
3ds
gpu
OB330
OB = 330
96
$1.48
$1.85

 

* Costs are represented in $US/machine-hour.  We charge by the machine-second.  Costs are all inclusive (i.e. machine time; operating system and software licenses; data egress and 15 days of data storage are included).

"OB" refers to a machine's approximate Octane Benchmark performance used to deliver the service.

"CB" refers to a machines CINEBENCH performance.

Note: To help balance its machine inventory, GridMarkets may run your submission on the performance equivalent of your machine selection. Your project costs and performance will not be impacted in such cases.

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