Solution Performance

Pixar’s RenderMan* is the industry standard rendering solution for high-end visual effects and feature animation. It is constantly evolving and the current RIS ray tracing framework is a state-of-the-art system optimized for physically-based rendering effects.

Product and Performance Information


Pixar’s RenderMan*: Version 21 July 2016. Commercial release binary built with –axSSE3. Tests performed in March 2017.
Workloads: PxrPathTracer.rib, PxrUPBP.rib (both bundled with commercial released version).
Baseline: Executed with 72 threads. 2S Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2697 v4, 2.3GHz, 36 cores, turbo and HT on, BIOS 86B0271.R00, 8x16GB 2400MHz DDR4, Red Hat Enterprise Linux* 7.2 kernel 3.10.0-327.
New: Executed with 80 threads. 2S Intel® Xeon® Gold 6148 processor, 2.4GHz, 40 cores, turbo on, HT on, BIOS 86B.01.00.0412.R00, 12x16GB 2666MHz DDR, Red Hat Enterprise Linux* 7.2 kernel 3.10.0-327.


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