Lots more software updates just rolled out to the farm. V-Ray in Max and Maya 2015 and 2016 has been updated to version 3.40.02. alShaders in all supported render apps has been updated to RC17. The Melena plug-in has been added to Softimage.
In hardware news, we’re upgrading many nodes to 64GB of memory and getting rid of older nodes. We’re also trying out a new hardware platform internally over the next week or two. On paper, it brings even more efficiency to the table, so we’re quite excited about it.