The projects created via noncommerce houdini version (.hipnc) are not supported.
Create new render node (Render → Create Render Node → Mantra/Arnold) and setup it.
Or setup already created render node (Render → Edit Render Node)
Check/setup file dependencies regarding $HIP variable using Pre-Flight project (Render → Pre-Flight project).
Resave the project.
Add prepared project to a ZIP-archive with necessary resources.