CoreWeave acquires Conductor Technologies, enhancing its offerings to VFX studios
January 25, 2023

CoreWeave acquires Conductor Technologies, enhancing its offerings to VFX studios

CoreWeave, a specialized cloud provider built for large-scale GPU-accelerated workloads, today announced its acquisition of Conductor Technologies, developer of the Conductor cloud-based task management service that simplifies access to cloud resources at scale.
The Conductor service will enable CoreWeave to expand its offering to deliver burst rendering solutions to visual effects (VFX) studios while removing friction in the setup process. Bolstering existing functionality, Conductor customers will additionally be able to leverage CoreWeave’s solutions, including access to the broadest range of NVIDIA GPUs available on the market, as well as unmatched access to scale, the ability to burst on-demand, and responsive autoscaling out-of-the-box.

“Demand for cloud-based GPU resources to render VFX and animation projects has skyrocketed, while persistent supply chain challenges have hampered access to compute. CoreWeave offers the specialized resources that our customers rely on at scale, expanding options for studios and artists to render work quickly and efficiently,” said Mac Moore. “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.”

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

CoreWeave already helps modernize VFX and rendering workflows as one of its core offerings – providing flexible on-demand artist workstations, virtually unlimited rendering capacity, and network-attached storage. Customers can tap into NVIDIA GPUs and CPUs that are highly optimized for rendering, on-demand and at scale. Modular solutions across the VFX pipeline provide flexibility, scalability and an intuitive path to migrating to the cloud.

“You’d be hard-pressed to find a more effective path to accessing cloud-based resources than Conductor. 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,” noted Michael Intrator, CoreWeave CEO.