[Sidefx-houdini-list] Mantra farm rendering to server killing network, ideas?

Sandy Sutherland sandy at sunrise.co.za
Mon Sep 8 04:40:34 EDT 2014


Ah - ok, wondering as most Farm software has the ability to render local 
then copy, we use RR and it does that for any renderer.

Not sure what to suggest other than your dev person would maybe help.

S.


On 09/08/2014 10:38 AM, Matt Estela wrote:
> In-house thing.
> On 08/09/2014 6:25 PM, "Sandy Sutherland" <sandy at sunrise.co.za> wrote:
>
>> What Farm software do you use?
>>
>> S.
>>
>> On 09/08/2014 09:46 AM, Matt Estela wrote:
>>
>>> Curious if anyone else has suffered this sort of thing;
>>>
>>> We sent a Mantra job to the farm, relatively fast per-frame times, but
>>> deep
>>> exr's with lots of layers meaning it came in at around 120mb per frame.
>>> When this was rendered by lots of farm machines at once (like 200 or
>>> more),
>>> this was enough to bring the filer to its knees, lots of fingers pointed,
>>> sad sysadmins.
>>>
>>> I know we've rendered stuff heavier than this before with PRman. Turns out
>>> this problem had been identified and fixed a while ago, in that our Maya
>>> PRman jobs automatically render to the local scratch disk locally per farm
>>> machine, then copy the frame to the filer when done, keeping the network
>>> happy.
>>>
>>> Anyone implemented such a thing in Mantra? Or know of mystery Mantra
>>> options to force it to keep its network write operations to a minimum?
>>>
>>>
>>> -matt
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