[Sidefx-houdini-list] Houdini performance on Windows 7 vs Linux

Alan Warren email at alan-warren.com
Tue Feb 9 01:02:37 EST 2010


I think that patch only helps those out with mobile i7's, but I may have
misunderstood.

I applied it to my 2.6.31 kernel to be sure and TB seems to be working the
same as before.

On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 7:34 PM, Frederic Servant <frederic.servant at gmail.com
> wrote:

> There is a bug in the Linux kernel that prevents Turbo mode (automatic
> overclocking of a single core) from kicking in on core i7
> (http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=15064). Sims being single
> threaded, that would explain the difference between Windows 7 and
> Linux. The bug has been fixed in kernel 2.6.33.
>
> I don't know about phenoms though, I have not used an AMD CPU at work
> or at home for quite a while.
> --
> Fred
>
> On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 1:17 AM, c.p.brown <cpb at snotbubble.com> wrote:
> > phenom x4 9950.
> >
> >
> >
> > "Frederic Servant" <frederic.servant at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >>cpb, François, on what kind of CPU are you running your tests?
> >>--
> >>Fred
> >>
> >>2010/2/7 François Duchesneau <sidefx at trinix.ca>:
> >>> I installed it yesterday and compared a render and a fluid simulation.
> >>> The sim was a bit faster than on Ubuntu and the render was just a
> little
> >>> bit faster. I'm very impressed about that.
> >>>
> >>> I haven't finished to install all my other applications but so far
> >>> everything works nicely. The only thing that bugs me is the new
> >>> "improved" Windows Explorer where the lines height in detail view are
> >>> way to large. Anyway, not much to complain about :)
> >>>
> >>> Thanks
> >>>
> >>> François
> >>>
> >>> Joel E wrote:
> >>>> the only thing i really miss on windows is the ability to segfault
> houdini
> >>>> from a shell like i can do in linux when it freezes up. maybe i am
> missing
> >>>> something and this is possible however... if so please enlighten me.
> >>>> i have just installed win7 on an older machine and so far that is
> running
> >>>> apprentice fine, not too sure about speedgain as everything is pretty
> slow
> >>>> on it compared to machines at work though. everything seems to work
> stable
> >>>> though.
> >>>> j
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