Pricing - Rhino 7 on Servers

We’re still working on the details of how licensing will work for server-based instances of Rhino. Here’s our current strategy:

Core-Hour Billing

Soon, you’ll be able to:

  1. Enable Core-Hour billing on a Cloud Zoo team
  2. Add a credit card to your Rhino account.
  3. Add a service account to the team.
  4. Log into Rhino using the service account.

When Rhino is logged in to a service account and is running on a Windows Server-based operating system, you will be billed $0.10 per core per hour that Rhino is running (pro-rated per minute).

Example 1: Rhino running on a 32-core server for one hour:

  • 32-cores * 1 hour * $0.10/core-hour = $3.20

Example 2: Rhino running on 200 4-core servers for 6 minutes:

  • 200 computers * 4 cores * 0.1 hour * $0.10/core-hour = $8.00

Billing is based on uptime, not on usage - we don’t track the activity of each core, just that you have one running with Rhino. You can scale your workloads up and down to optimize performance and cost to you.

Multiple instances are allowed - you may run as many instances of Rhino on the same machine as you want, and the cost will be the same as running one instance.

Setting Up Core-Hour Billing:

  1. Visit https://accounts.rhino3d.com and create a team. This team should only be used for server-based instances of Rhino.
  2. Create a new service account using an email address like compute@mydomain.com, and add it to your team. Login to any Rhino instances using this service account.
  3. Visit https://www.rhino3d.com/licenses and select your team.
  4. Click Manage Team, then click Manage Core-Hour Billing
  5. Select each product that you want to enable core-hour billing for.
  6. Agree to the terms and conditions
  7. Click Save
  8. Enter your payment information

Using Core-Hour Billing

  1. Install Rhino on one or more instances of Windows Server
  2. Start Rhino on the server, and login to your service account (compute@mydomain.com, above)

Single-Computer licensing Not Supported

When running on Windows Server, it is not possible to enter a license key to run as a single-computer license, as Rhino requires a license per core.