Well Siggraph is now officially over and here is how it went. I spent almost 5 hours talking without break the first morning. There is a lot of intrest in Octane from almost every aspect of the cg society. We had many visitors from big animation and sfx studios asking about possible integration with their software, what the status of octane was, and when 2.3 would be released. A few unamed render companies came by and left fearful and in awe. I made a lot of great contacts for growing octane and putting into real life production with big budgets. Other great and happy things happened.
There were a few worried about the new online segment, but no one was out right concerned by this move that I can remember off hand.
I am now sitting at a good hotel/bar that Ton from blender introduced me to, drinking a much needed beer and relaxing my overused, and now non working, voice while I wait for the LA traffic to die down before heading home. Let me know if anyone has specific questions about everything.
System 1: EVGA gtx470 1280Mb and MSI gtx470 1280 in Cubix Xpander for Octane, AMD 945, 4Gb Ram
All systems are at stock speeds and settings.