[Sidefx-houdini-list] open cl and quadro on h12

Neil Scholes neil at uvfilms.co.uk
Thu Aug 16 12:19:26 EDT 2012


Thats interesting - i have a dual xeon Boxx also - and was considering upgrading the graphics to a quadro 6000 - possibly even the new 5000.



Neil Scholes

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On 16 Aug 2012, at 16:51, Jordan Halsey wrote:

> I am curious about what tweaking can be done in Houdini to maximize the
> potential on the GPU as well.
> 
> I have a quadro 6000 at work on dual Zeons  and to tell the truth we are
> all disappointed with the cards and their performance. I have always felt
> like something is not quite right...the machines are made by Boxx and it
> just does not make much sense to me with the quality of all the hardware.
> We have tested it along side sli'd 580's and 670's in Touch Designer and
> saw better performance on the lower end cards.
> 
> Initially the machine had two Quadro 6000's sli'd
> 
> 
> 
> On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 8:28 AM, Alvaro Castaneda <varomix at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> Hey Michael,
>> are there any differences when switching?, like the sim been different
>> cause is a different
>> code, I guess the question is, is there any noticeable difference?
>> 
>> Cheers!!
>> 
>> 
>> On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 9:26 AM, Michael O'Brien <mobrien at pixar.com>
>> wrote:
>> 
>>> Hola~
>>> 
>>> That's in line with what we are seeing. We try to stay on the GPU for
>>> testing, but then go to the CPU for final tweaking.
>>> 
>>> MO
>>> 
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: sidefx-houdini-list-bounces at sidefx.com [mailto:
>>> sidefx-houdini-list-
>>>> bounces at sidefx.com] On Behalf Of Nick van Zutphen
>>>> Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2012 2:34 AM
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>>>> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] open cl and quadro on h12
>>>> 
>>>> It depends, the computations on the gpu are limited to the VRAM on the
>>>> videocard. Compared to your CPU and ram that is quite a limitation.
>>>> On my machine the 580gtx 3gb is 30% faster than when I compute a
>> similar
>>>> sim on the CPU. How ever due to the VRAM limitation I can't go beyond
>>>> about 256x256 voxels on the GPU.
>>>> 
>>>> Cheers,
>>>> Nick
>>>> 
>>>> On 16 aug. 2012, at 10:44, zoran arizanovic <
>> zoran.arizanovic at gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> hi
>>>>> i have a new dual xeon , 96 gb ram machine now built for sim work i
>>>>> just need to use it to its maximum and was wondering if this cl would
>>>>> speed it up
>>>>> 
>>>>> did anyone have any luck with running cl switch ?
>>>>> I have quadro 4000 would this be ok for cl?they say it has fermi
>> arch.
>>>>> but still when i switch it on i get error what version of drivers are
>>>>> you using for this?
>>>>> 
>>>>> i have a new dual xeon , 96 gb ram machine now built for sim work i
>>>>> just need to use it to its maximum and was wondering if this cl would
>>>>> speed it up
>>>>> 
>>>>> --
>>>>> Zoran Arizanovic
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