[Sidefx-houdini-list] Houdini, sims & workstation specs

Zoran Arizanovic zoran.arizanovic at gmail.com
Tue Mar 31 16:44:28 EDT 2015


agree completely
i have hpz800 with two xeons , ssd, 72gb ram
the only mistake /problem with it I've put quadro 4000 in
and it overheats a lot



Zoran Arizanovic
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On Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 8:40 PM, Ron Schab <ron.schab at gmail.com> wrote:

> agreed with above.
>
> If you are on a budget I can recommend the HP Z800's. I got a barely used
> dual hexacore for 700Euros (12 months warranty included).  It is not the
> newest nor fastest HW u can get these days, but they are still really good
> and take up to 192gb of RAM ... just a thought :)
>
> cheers
> Ron
>
>
> On Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 8:35 PM, Peter Bowmar <pbowmar at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Oh, GPU is actually useful for Grain (Sand) simulations, so if you think
> > you might do a lot of those, then a better graphics card will potentially
> > be useful there. Not as useful for Fluid or Pyro sims though, they never
> > fit in the card's RAM except at preview resolutions.
> >
> > On 31 March 2015 at 11:34, Peter Bowmar <pbowmar at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Yup, RAM > CPU > Diskspeed > graphics card. Spend the least you can on
> > the
> > > graphics card and the most you can on RAM first (64gb the minimum) then
> > > whatever is left on CPU :)
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Peter B
> >
> > --Dinner is ruined!
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