[Sidefx-houdini-list] Semi OT : What is the best processor to run simulation (flip) for Houdini ?

Javier Meroño javiermerono at hotmail.com
Thu Jun 30 08:16:31 EDT 2016


oh, gods. I sure hope they are.
regards,Javier Meroño

> From: lordkarington0 at gmail.com
> Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2016 19:15:58 +0200
> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] Semi OT : What is the best processor to	run simulation (flip) for Houdini ?
> 
> Hello,
> 
> Are the sims calculations multi threaded ? 
> 
> thx
> 
> Jérôme
> 
> 
> 
> > Le 29 juin 2016 à 18:25, François Duchesneau <sidefx at trinix.ca> a écrit :
> > 
> > Lately I've been doing a lot of work remotely on my laptop with an i7-5700HQ and as I was pretty happy about the performances so I started to do benchmarks at different studios I work as well to compare. Surprisingly the sims I ran weren't a great deal faster on their Xeon multi-core workstations.
> > 
> > Somebody mentioned here or on the forum that i7s are restricted to 64GB of RAM. If it's the case that would be a reason why I would go toward a Xeon vs a i7 on a workstation. However if it's not the case and if I was to buy a workstation I would definitely do more serious benchmarks because it looks like a fast i7 might be faster in many cases especially for lower res sims.
> > 
> > I don't know about you but I spend a lot more time tweaking and validating parameters on a lower res sim than I do on the final which is most of the time something I send overnight or on a computer on the farm. Thus the advantage of being faster on very high res is not as important then.
> > 
> > Please keep us informed of what you find.
> > 
> > Thanks
> > 
> > François
> > 
> > On 06/29/2016 11:48 AM, Cristobal Infante wrote:
> >> A dual Xeon should serve you well for sims.
> >> 
> >> On Wednesday, 29 June 2016, Olivier Jeannel <facialdeluxe at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> 
> >>> It's all in the title.
> >>> What do you use or recommand for the heavy sims task ?
> >>> 
> >>> 4 core very high Ghz ?
> >>> Many cores low Ghz ?
> >>> 
> >>> i7 / Xeon ?
> >>> 
> >>> Single ?
> >>> 
> >>> Dual?
> >>> 
> >>> Gpu / openCL ?
> >>> 
> >>> If you have some good reference for the cpu or a site with some fast
> >>> configuration I'm all ears.
> >>> 
> >>> Thank you :)
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