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

Marten Blumen martyb at gmail.com
Tue Mar 31 23:20:42 EDT 2015


We need someone to test the Titan X 12Gig; the Nvidia drivers for OpenCL
are 32bit afaik, which means OpenCL is limited to 4GB. AMD drivers which
are 64bit(?) allows 4GB+ for OpenCL

On 1 April 2015 at 16:08, Marten Blumen <martyb at gmail.com> wrote:

> Numa is non-uniform memory access - each cpu has a bank of memory
> physically located next to it, for speed, and Numa is when the other cpu
> needs to access that bank of Ram. That connection is the Quick Path
> Interconnect and is not as fast as the connection from CPU to it's local
> ram.
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-uniform_memory_access
>
> On 1 April 2015 at 15:57, Jordan Halsey <jordanhalsey at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Marten,  what is Numa?
>>
>> Zoran, I have the same machine, but added in a k5200 as well as the k4000
>> and am extremely happy with the machine. I have been using redshift render
>> which can use both cards and is wicked fast.
>>
>> The new Titan 12 gig came out which is probably what I would buy at this
>> point.
>>
>>
>> *Jordan Halsey*
>> *maya | houdini | nuke | ae*
>> *www.jordanhalsey.com <http://www.jordanhalsey.com>*
>> *323-273-9995*
>>
>> On Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 2:54 PM, Marten Blumen <martyb at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> > 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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