[Sidefx-houdini-list] Mac Hardware

Larry Giunta larry at gcreativestudios.com
Thu Aug 6 14:58:00 EDT 2009


Thanks Dave. That's encouraging.

Yeah, if you end up tracking down the iMac specs that would be good  
to see.

Thanks again.

Larry



On Aug 6, 2009, at 11:45 AM, David Johnson wrote:

> We're using an nVidia 256Mb GeForce 7300GT on a machine that we didn't
> expect to use Houdini on, but I haven't felt like it was too slow  
> at all. It
> moves heavy (250,000+ polys) geometry around on the screen just fine.
>
> My iMac at home has been very reliable also, though I can't  
> remember the
> specs. I'll try to remember to post them tonight.
>
> Dave
>
> On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 7:11 AM, Larry Giunta  
> <larry at gcreativestudios.com>wrote:
>
>> This is kind of discouraging news.
>>
>> Certainly for smaller shops that already rely on Macs for various
>> apps ( Final Cut, etc)
>> and also run Linux for Houdini. The thought of being able to
>> consolidate down a bit is very intriguing.
>> So the port to Mac OS was very promising news.
>>
>> However, this lack of card choices seems to throw a real wrench in
>> the works ..... as well as the possibility
>> of the speed and interface issues mentioned below.
>>
>> Are there many people/facilities out there who has been using Houdini
>> on MacOS for production that can share some positive experiences??
>>
>> I believe Mondi was reporting positive results, but I don't want to
>> put words in anyones mouth.
>>
>> Any recommendations from SESI on best bet cards ( I guess of the two
>> available) for the latest Macs such as Lisa is looking at??
>>
>> Larry
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Aug 5, 2009, at 7:21 PM, Abdelkareem Abonamous wrote:
>>
>>> 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
>>>>> Message-ID: <D1747159-A03E-4CDB-A0B6-4CC8DDE940FA at gmail.com>
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>>>>> delsp=yes
>>>>>
>>>>> 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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