[Sidefx-houdini-list] stability of mantra on multi core machines?

John Coldrick jc at axyzfx.com
Mon Jul 28 09:19:19 EDT 2008

On Saturday 26 July 2008 16:45, Michael K O'Brien wrote:
> Anyone else out there rendering multiple frames on Linux with a multi-core
> machine?

	H9.1 mantra had some problems with large numbers of threads, especially I 
found when rendering to mplay, as opposed to rendering on the grid(which 
would be hard to track down as a threading problem but we rarely had 
suddenly 'dead' frames).  We haven't had time to fully beat up 9.5 yet, but 
so far seems more stable in the interactive threading.

	As a rule, though, I agree, mantra rendering is one of those 'perfect' 
threading apps that really will burn on as many cycles as you give it once 
the buckets start getting generated...



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