Houdini Virtual Workstations

for Students/Universities

 

Features

 
Access Houdini  
via PCoIP
Universities: Scale your desktops
quickly/affordably
Access
powerful artist machines

 

STUDENTS and UNIVERSITIES - Instantly access one or many powerful artists workstations running Houdini's educational license.  Available on a short or long term basis, these affordable workstations are configured with 48 or 96 GB of ram RAM and are equipped with Tesla P4 NVIDIA GRID GPUs, 8 and 16 CPU threads, 100GB HDD.  Partnered with Teradici, we leverage PCoIP to ensure responsiveness. Houdini's educational license comes pre-installed with your machine(s).

Interested, but not a student or university?  Get in touch at contact@gridmarkets.com.

Flexible pricing
and
usage periods
Access the virtual Houdini machine from anywhere
Integrated with GridMarkets rendering

 

Supporting

 

Educational licenses only (for now)

 

 

Pricing

 

Our 48 or 96 GB RAM machines are equipped with Tesla P4 NVIDIA GRID GPUs, 8 and 16 CPU threads, 100GB HDD.  The chart below provides the (USD) pricing details for two configuration options.  We charge for the machine time used to the machine-second.

Config

vCPUs

Config

memory

per

Hour

8 vCPUs

48 GB

$4

16 vCPUs

96 GB

$6

 

Get Started in 2 Steps

 

NOTE: a $US1 minimum charge applies.

1.

Create a GridMarkets Account

Already have a GridMarkets Student account - skip to step 2.  Else, register here for a free account, which includes (20) free credits (1 credit = $1) that last for 14 days from account creation.​   Be sure to tick the "student" option on the "I am*" field of the signup form.

Note: Students also receive a 25% bonus on your rendering credit purchases (buy 4 and get 1 free).  

2.

Activate Your Virtual Machine

 

These steps will get you up/running on a powerful Houdini machine.

  1. Login to GridMarkets portal and click on the Virtual Workstation tab.

  2. Deploy your machine flavor by clicking on the Deploy Virtual Workstation button.

  3. After a few minutes the login credentials will be available. You can access them by clicking on the KEY icon that will appear on the right side.

  4. Download and install the Teradici PCoIP Client from HERE

  5. Start the PCoIP client and create a new connection using the login credentials received in the portal.

  6. Login and enjoy your new workstation in the Cloud!

 

Helpful Links

 
 
Receipt
- Use this link if you need a receipt for GridMarkets credits purchased.
 
Gift Credits
- Use our gifting option to purchase and allocate credits to a friend or to a project artist.
FAQ
- answers a number of frequently asked questions

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P.O. Box 29920
San Francisco, CA  94129

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