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07-04-2004, 09:15 PM

Apple recently previewed the PC version of their "Zero-Config" networking technology Rendezvous. They intend to make it an open platform. I think it is time for NewTek to consider it, as the basis for a Sreamernet replacement.

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07-05-2004, 08:24 AM
I agree

07-05-2004, 09:15 AM
Why dou you need it existing Tequila Screeam?

07-05-2004, 12:01 PM
Originally posted by Titus
Why dou you need it existing Tequila Screeam?


Rendezvous looks set to become a key networking API. Apple has pledged to make it an open standard, that is freely available to any developer on every platform. Lightwave will become a much better product if it relies on that technology for it's networking needs. We could see a surge in robust, easy to use network rendering applications.

Imagine a Rendezvous powered FPrime, that seamlessly draws on the freely available processing power in your office LAN or render farm. Hmmm...I wonder what those lunch time rendering figures could look like...:D

You can already experience Rendezvous at work by downloading Apple's iTunes. The music sharing features of the jukebox rely on the API.

I hope to come back to this later, and perhaps hear more of your views and ideas.


07-05-2004, 02:58 PM
If it is capable of netrendering without setting up additional screamer net nodes or clients of say Muster, Butterfly or Backburner, that would be great...But i'm still not sure how this technology works...there's no real explanation of what it does other than a simplified system that searches a Rendevouz network for other computers that are running with enough free processing power to use...

But how does it use them, does every node (processor) still need a client of the netrendering software, or is that gonna be a thing of the past (like a grid or cluster that works like one processing unit) ???

07-06-2004, 05:57 AM
Rendezvous will seek out other Rendezvous machines on a network. Not only will it find the machines, but it will "ask" them if they are render nodes and initiate a "handshake".

It won't do everything that we ever needed in a network renderer, but I think it would make the set-up easier. Newtek would have to design other functions that take over after the initial handshake, such as automated location of file directories and content. It can be done.

Rendezvous has always been based on open source code. I think Apple is making it easier for Windows software developers to incorporate it.