If we import an animated alembic or reference an animated alembic into a maya scene and send it to deadline it starts breaking immediately on render start.
Even in the maya scene that is still open on the machine that submitted the render the alembic animation instantly stops playing back in the maya viewport. The render image sequence shows a static object instead of an animated one with some pops between the start / end frame on random frames (sometimes no animation at all).
This only happens as soon as a slave picks up a frame! We rendered locally inside of maya / have opened multiple maya accessing the same alembic with no problem but as soon as a deadline slave picks up a frame it breaks in all open maya scenes that source the same alembic file.
The alembic file is accessible from all machines from a network location and not locally saved.
Maya 2018.4 (tried 2018.6, 2019.2)
Deadline 10.0.23.4 Release
Windows 10 64bit