[Sidefx-houdini-list] houdini crashes...

Rick Walia rickw at the-mill.com
Thu Jan 5 13:38:19 EST 2006

Paul Simpson wrote:
> Hi all,
> Hope you have all recovered from the xmas/new year onslaught.
> Quick straw poll:
> - How many times does Houdini crash per day/week/month?
> - Does anyone suspect mplay is causing instability?
> I've found that we've been experiancing more stability problems in the 
> last year than in the previous five years put together.  I'm currently 
> at a loss why this could be as we're using the same hardware.  Things 
> that have changed are:
> - moved from redhat 9 (rock solid) to Suse 9 (the two new opensuse10 
> machines seem much better - but maybe thats because they're new).
> - new Houdini - is this less stable?
> - thats all!
> The only other factor that has been suggested is the video cards.  We're 
> using geforce 4200 to geforce 6800 cards.  However, I know that other 
> studios also use the lower-end non quadro cards and have been fine in 
> the past.
> Any ideas/suggestions/rants most welcome.

I found houdini 8 to crash more often than houdini 5.x-7.x.
I'm running a Quadro card with FC3.

My most usual crash is when exiting? Go figure, I can't really complain because I 
wanted to leave the application anyways haha ;)


Rick Walia

The Mill NY

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