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

Jordan Halsey jordanhalsey at gmail.com
Tue Mar 31 23:45:16 EDT 2015


I have the titan coming in this week or early next , as well Nvidia dropped
off a m6000 the other day which I am looking forward to installing and
testing.

What do you need to do?




*Jordan Halsey*
*maya | houdini | nuke | ae*
*www.jordanhalsey.com <http://www.jordanhalsey.com>*
*323-273-9995*

On Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 8:20 PM, Marten Blumen <martyb at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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