The Era of Infinite Computing (or Limitless Computing): Jeff Kowalksi, CTO of Autodesk, talks Rendering on the Cloud at Autodesk University 2010

The theme of “Infinite Computing” was introduced by Jeff Kowalski, CTO of Autodesk, during the general session keynote last week at Autodesk University 2010. Infinite computing, or limitless possibilities where computing power is no longer treated as a limited resource, is an emerging tool for architects and the industry.  How will architects utilize this new limitless computing resource? Kowalski highlighted rendering as an ideal application of cloud computing because it is a computer intensive process that ties up workstations. To make full use of this powerful new infinite computing toolkit, Kowalski called for a change in mindset.  Cloud computing, Kowalski said, has two primary benefits for rendering:

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