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CoreWeave Acquires Conductor Technologies

Deal for the cloud-based task management platform bolsters the cloud provider’s suite of solutions for VFX and animation studios, adding on-demand burst rendering.

CoreWeave, a cloud provider for large-scale GPU-accelerated workloads, has acquired Conductor Technologies, the Conductor cloud-based task management application developer. The cloud-based platform addition expands CoreWeave’s suite of solutions for VFX and animation studios, supporting the cloud integration of workloads with the addition of burst rendering solutions. In addition, existing Conductor customers will gain access to a range of NVIDIA GPUs and the ability to burst on demand with responsive out-of-the-box autoscaling.

As of January 1, 2023, all Conductor Technologies employees have been integrated into CoreWeave, bringing the company’s total headcount to 95. Additionally, Conductor CEO Mac Moore is now head of the Media and Entertainment division under the purview of CoreWeave CEO Michael Intrator.

“Demand for cloud-based GPU resources to render VFX and animation projects has skyrocketed, while persistent supply chain challenges have hampered access to compute,” commented Moore. “CoreWeave offers the specialized resources that our customers rely on at scale, expanding options for studios and artists to render work quickly and efficiently. Until now, we’ve focused our development on easing pain points, specifically in content production with the artist in mind, and are excited to extend Conductor’s functionality to also benefit CoreWeave customers across high-performance compute workloads, including AI and ML.”

“You’d be hard-pressed to find a more effective path to accessing cloud-based resources than Conductor,” noted Intrator. “With intuitive orchestration across diverse compute options and application license management, it removes the headaches associated with spinning up cloud resources. We’re thrilled to bring the Conductor team and development resources under the CoreWeave banner as we collaborate with the shared goal to help shape the future of cloud-based technology.”

Source: CoreWeave

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.