It’s great to see that Pixar will be releasing RenderMan on the upcoming release of Windows HPC 2008. 

The rendering software behind such hit animated movies as The Incredibles, Ratatouille and Monsters Inc. should become even more powerful when it becomes available on Microsoft Corp.'s most advanced operating systems later this year.

At the Siggraph 2008 computer graphics conference in Los Angeles this week, Pixar Animation Studios Inc. said that a new RenderMan Pro Server 14.0 release will be the first version of the software that runs on Windows HPC Server 2008, the upcoming release of Microsoft's operating system for high-performance computing clusters and supercomputers. RenderMan 14.0 will also support the 64-bit version of Windows Vista, according to Pixar's announcement.

Siggraph: Pixar animation software to get boost on Windows supercomputers

Cross Posted from Dan Fay's Blog (http://blogs.msdn.com/dan_fay)