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

Marten Blumen martyb at gmail.com
Tue Mar 31 17:54:24 EDT 2015


All sounds good but beware of Numa with more than one CPU. The qpi hyper
transport between multiple CPUs can be a bottle neck compared to a single
processor, in theory.

On 1 April 2015 at 09:44, Zoran Arizanovic <zoran.arizanovic at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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
> LinkedIn <http://www.linkedin.com/pub/zoran-arizanovic/4/177/295>
>
>
> 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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