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A SHOT AT SOMETHING OUT OF THIS WORLD...

CRESS IS OUR NEW SYSTEM

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A SOCIAL COMPUTE SHARING PLATFORM

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!! 👇👇

 

WATCH THE VIDEO 

CRESS (Compute REsource Sharing System) is a new thing we're working on to help you be more creative. Its going to work by letting you use the power of lots of computers at once, and make that ridiculously easy. Letting you team up and share hardware, create virtual compute clusters from any computer anywhere.

SUPPORT OUR EPIC GAMES MEGAGRANT
APPLICATION!

We've applied for a Megagrant to help fund the making of CRESS! We're currently being assessed and it would really help us have a shot at this if you added your support to our application!

All we're asking is for you to write a brief letter of support that we can send to the Megagrant assessment team! We've been super lucky to have nearly 40 people already do this :) But we want to get to 100 at least! So it would be rad if you could help by writing a letter of your own!

 

We've create a template you can adapt, or you can totally freestyle if you want ;) Just copy the template text below into a new e-mail, please make sure to replace the text in {curly braces} with your own stories/thoughts/feelings, etc! 

Then send your letter as an e-mail to  "info at crowdrender dot com dot au", we'll then send it on to the team at Epic Games.

TEMPLATE TEXT

To the Epic MegaGrants team,

I am writing this e-mail to support Crowdrender's application for a MegaGrant.

I really Value Crowdrender because it helps me ...

{please write a short sentence or even paragraph about why you value our project :)}

Being able to both remotely access my computers and collaborate or share directly with others would be ...

 

{please describe how you'd feel if you could access your computers from anywhere and share with others :)}


This is because...

 

{please describe why this would help you even more, maybe you're in lockdown and can't remotely access your office's render farm? Maybe teaming up with friends would help you increase your render power without having to spend thousands on a new GPU?}

I am happy for you to contact me in regards to Crowdrender's application to your program.

Yours faithfully
{name}

 

 

SOME OF CRESS'S HIGHLIGHTS

CRESS will be a standalone system, working in the background to support apps like Blender. Its going to be able to support other apps this way and;

  • Let you share your hardware with others and vice versa in a peer to peer style

  • Let you remotely access workstations or servers from home and render as if you're 'at work'

  • Let you add extra servers from cloud providers when you need to

  • Let you combine all of the above into one virtual super cluster

  • Be an open source platform, hosted on github

  • Be open source licensed so you can use it to build and accelerate your own apps

IF YOU WANT TO HELP OUT SOME MORE

You can help by sharing your letter of support on social media, this is awesome cause a public display of support is sends a very strong signal of support. You can also make your letter into a video instead!

 

Send us either an unlisted link (send the link to the same e-mail as the letter, see above) or public, both are fine :)

If you want to tag posts, please use #crowdrender_moonshot and use the social links below :)

Finally, share this page! Every little bit helps, and getting the word out about what we're shooting for would be awesome! Make sure to follow us on twitter as well. We'll be posting there about the progress we make. 

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SUPPORT US FINANCIALLY

Our development fund has been growing steadily since it started in 2020. You can help us keep our project going by signing up to support us monthly or with a one off donation to help our project become self sustaining.