[Sidefx-houdini-list] Linux memory limitations?

jose fernandez jose.fernandez at framestore-cfc.com
Wed Nov 14 12:33:16 EST 2007


Mentioning the MacPros (and changing the subject a bit), what graphics 
card do you have on them on how well does it perform with houdini (on 
ubuntu or fedora). Are you using this machines in actual production?
Abdul-Kareem Abo-Namous wrote:
> I recommend the MacPro 3GHz Xeon 8-core machines. Very reliable,
> ridiculously fast, and you get to triple-boot OSX, windows and linux.
> However, be aware that there are issues with both Win32 (only seeing 2 GB of
> RAM) and Win64 (missing drivers). I have ubuntu and fedora (both 64)
> installed on the MacPros, and so far no issues. In fact, ubuntu even lets
> you use the special keys on the Mac keyboard. And as far as bang for bucks
> goes, there's nothing that comes close at the moment.
>
> BTW, if you intend to use only Windows/Linux on those machines, you can buy
> them with the default graphics card, and replace it with any PC compatible
> card. OSX won't boot, but everything else will.
>
> cheers
>
> On Nov 13, 2007 6:52 PM, Jed Schwartz <jed at jedschwartz.com> wrote:
>
>   
>> Hey John,
>>
>> These new systems are going to be used primarily as workstations-
>> However, being a very small studio we're always looking to squeeze as
>> much productivity as possible out of our systems- We might tend to
>> spend more on our workstations so they can double as contributors to
>> the render pipeline even as we work-
>>
>> We do have to deal with some pretty huge CAD dada sets- most of our
>> production is HD 1080- So the faster the better for both display and
>> render-  If anyone has configuration suggestions, I'm all ears.
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> Jed-
>>
>>
>> On Nov 13, 2007, at 12:09 PM, John Coldrick wrote:
>>
>>     
>>> On Tuesday 13 November 2007 12:00, Jed Schwartz wrote:
>>>       
>>>> We're replacing a couple of our older linux boxes- Anyone know what
>>>> the memory limitations are when running 64 bit- (ubuntu)? Not looking
>>>> to buy more memory that we can put to use-
>>>>         
>>>       None within real world limitations for rendering boxes or
>>> workstations, i.e.
>>> a crapload, 128G or something.  However, I would caution you with
>>> Houdini 9
>>> in going the heavy memory approach, assuming you're talking
>>> rendering boxes.
>>> Mantra threads now, so for many tasks you'd want to run less mantra
>>> renders
>>> threading more and having a lower memory footprint rather than
>>> loading up
>>> multiple renders.  Of course, there's extenuating circumstances,
>>> depends on
>>> the render you're doing, if you have particularly massive datasets,
>>> if it's a
>>> workstation and you want a lot of overhead for that, etc etc.
>>>
>>>       Cheers,
>>>
>>>       J.C.
>>>
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