[Sidefx-houdini-list] Mac Hardware

Abdelkareem Abonamous anamous at gmail.com
Wed Aug 5 19:21:27 EDT 2009


We are, just not as frequently as Linux - speed issues and interface  
issues. It works, just not as well as the "reference platform" which  
to me is Linux64.

cheers,
Abdelkareem


On Aug 6, 2009, at 1:14 AM, Lisa Reynolds wrote:

> Abdelkareem,
>
> Is there a reason you're not running under Mac OS?
>
> -Lisa
>
>
>> Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2009 00:59:01 +0200
>> From: Abdelkareem Abonamous <anamous at gmail.com>
>> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] Mac Hardware
>> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
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>> We just bought new octocore MacPros two weeks ago, and went with the
>> GTX instead of Radeon. So far under Ubuntu64 Houdini 10 shows no
>> issues... Windows however (incase you were considering it) almost
>> doesn't run at all on these machines, it constantly crashes.
>>
>> cheers,
>> Abdelkareem
>>
>> On Aug 6, 2009, at 12:52 AM, Lisa Reynolds wrote:
>>
>>> I spoke to a guy at the Apple store today and he said they no longer
>>> carry anything but the one Nvidia GeForce and one ATI card.
>>> Otherworld
>>> Computing carries the GeForce GTX 285 and the Quadro FX 4800, but
>>> specifically state it is for early 2008 and early 2009 Mac Pro  
>>> models
>>> only. What's shipping now from Apple is the late 2009 Mac Pro so I'm
>>> not sure the cards have been tested in it yet.
>>>
>>> Is anyone running either card with a late 2009 Mac Pro? It seems I
>>> might be stuck for the time being until someone gets around to
>>> verifying that they'll work in that machine. With the GTX 285 @ $500
>>> and the FX 4800 @ $1800 it's just too expensive a mistake to make if
>>> it won't work. Plus I really don't want to cripple Houdini with an
>>> inferior graphics card.
>>>
>>> -Lisa
>
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