Flame

Flame

Flame offers tools for fast, interactive 3D visual effects, finishing, compositing, advanced graphics, color grading, conform, editorial, and look development.

Component Recommendations

Processor

Autodesk certified processors for Flame based on the latest 2021 'HP Z8 system requirements':

New Generation: Dual Intel Xeon Gold 6226R | 16 cores, 2.9 GHz
Previous Generation: Dual Intel Xeon Gold 6136 | 12 cores, 3.0 GHz

Memory

Autodesk certified memory configuration for Flame based on the latest 2021 'HP Z8 system requirements':

192GB 2933MHz DDR4 ECC Memory for Intel Xeon Gold 6226R
192GB 2666MHz DDR4 ECC Memory for Intel Xeon Gold 6136

Note: Adding a secondary graphics card requires the RAM to be doubled.

Storage

1) CentOS Linux and Flame: 1x NVMe SSD (typically 500GB)

2) Flame Projects: 1x NVMe SSD [2500MB/s] or 2x NVMe SSD in RAID0 [4000MB/s] for performance (tyically 2TB to 8TB)

3) Optional Dual-Boot: 1x NVMe SSD for Windows

Graphics

Autodesk certified graphics cards for Flame based on the latest 2021 'HP Z8 system requirements':

New Generation: NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000
Previous Generation: NVIDIA Quadro P6000

Optional: Secondary NVIDIA Quadro Graphics

Note by Autodesk about NVLink Bridge for dual graphics cards:
Flame Family products do not use NVLink. Dual GPU configurations allow main GPU for interactive and second GPU dedicated for Background Reactor. Note that Background Reactor can also be used on single GPU configurations, but in this case, performance may vary since you are sharing the GPU for both interactive and background rendering.

Specialty Hardware

Video I/O:

AJA KONA 5 PCIe video I/O card
Blackmagic Design Decklink 4K Extreme 12G

Recommended Hardware References

Autodesk Flame Certified Configurations

HP Z8 G4 Workstation

  • Dual 16 cores, 2.9 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 6226R
  • 384GB (12x 32GB) of 2933MHz DDR4 ECC Memory
  • 512GB NVMe M.2 Solid-State Drive
  • 4TB NVMe M.2 Solid-State Drive
  • NVIDIA Quadro RTX A5000 24GB
  • NVIDIA Quadro RTX A5000 24GB

$20,800

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HP Z8 G4 Workstation

  • Dual 16 cores, 2.9 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Gold 6226R
  • 192GB (12x 16GB) of 2933MHz DDR4 ECC Memory
  • 512GB NVMe M.2 Solid-State Drive
  • 2TB NVMe M.2 Solid-State Drive
  • NVIDIA Quadro RTX A5000 24GB

$14,500

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Lenovo ThinkStation P620 Workstation

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3975WX | 32 cores, 3.5GHz base, 4.2GHz Boost
  • 256GB (4x 64GB) of 3200MHz DDR4 ECC Memory
  • 512GB NVMe M.2 PCIe 4.0 Solid-State Drive
  • 2TB NVMe M.2 PCIe 4.0 Solid-State Drive
  • NVIDIA Quadro RTX A5000 24GB

$13,450

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Condition

New: Purchased new from a HP authorized distributor. Never used. Ships in original manufacturer packaging.

Refurbished: Pulled from corporate environment in working condition. Tested upon arrival at our location and also after customization. Cosmetically grade A or B. Overall in good condition, but could have light scratches / scuffs. Ships in double-wall brown box with durable packaging material.