[Sidefx-houdini-list] hardware innovations

achimkern achimkern at web.de
Wed Dec 14 14:33:11 EST 2005

I've been researching too, and currently my favorite is this barebone by 
The board used is way cheaper than the Tyan, and the bundled case has an 
8 way SATA backplane and a rackmount option.

Here is a review for a workstation based on this barebone

> I've never been very good at keeping up with the latest hardware  
> innovations-- As we consider our year-end hardware upgrades- I'd like  
> to hear what anyone might like to share regarding the best desktop  
> configurations for running houdini-
> I'm finding with the latest houdini builds (especially running  
> elaborate DOPs simulations-etc) I'm spending more and more time  
> waiting for things to cook- What is the best overall recipe for a  
> high- performance "houdini" system. Are the duel core processors a  
> huge advantage to sys performance beyond render-?
> Thanks!
> Jed-
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