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

John Coldrick jc at axyzfx.com
Tue Jul 29 13:20:09 EDT 2008

On Tuesday 29 July 2008 13:10, Sean Lewkiw wrote:
> That's really weird.  We use mantra heavily here and don't have any
> freezing/crashing problems.  One thing I did find was that if you don't
> set your "-j" flag to something reasonable, (if you have more than one
> render or other activity on the machine), Houdini will go ahead and grab
> all the threads, and your renders will grind to a halt, (and I imagine,
> crash eventually).  We don't have any 8-core machines though.

	It's all we use, and we have some 8 core systems on the grid.  The problem 
isn't as predominent as seems to be indicated in this thread(for us anyway).  
We're all-Linux, don't know if that matters, plus so far 9.5 doesn't seem to 
have exhibited the problem.



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