[Sidefx-houdini-list] i7 or dual Xeons

Zoran Arizanovic zoran.arizanovic at gmail.com
Mon Oct 24 04:34:15 EDT 2016


i have hp z800
72gb ram
dual xeon old ones
and quadro4000+tesla k40 in
for redshift and houdini its amazing speed benefit

average 3d scene with GI renders in under 2min per frame

https://vimeo.com/180557603

sampling like this on mantra I cant get away from less than 30min

https://vimeo.com/182658511

and volume sim and render on a machine like this is a matter of minutes
not hours

https://vimeo.com/180051394

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


On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 10:28 AM, Mirko Jankovic <mirkoj.animator at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 6950X is not really good comparison here as their price is simple extereme
> a bit over board so...
> You can get nice 5930k that will do great job. I havent followed on 6xxx
> series much honestly but there are great ones from taht series as well taht
> will not kill your budget.
>
> And any i7 with 40 PCI lanes is good to handle 4 GPUs without issues.
> Redshift benefits more of faster cores then multiple cores... ofc still
> talking about i7 range not i3 CPUs, and in that matter Xeon would actually
> be worse for Redshift.
> And honestly ton of things are more single core - higher speed beneficial
> then multi core slower speeds as you already pointed out.
> So unless he is on Arnold, Vray or similar CPU render engine.. a lot more
> benefits are there from i7 compared to Xeons.
>
> For example 2 fastest e5-2687W xeons would be terrible choice for Redshift
> as it have lower clock speeds and ton of cores that wont be used at all and
> for price of two of them you can get i7 and couple great GPUs.
>
> but even with overboard 6950x tehre is still budget for couple good GPUs,
> compared to xeon route :)
> plus you can OC i7
> plus it handles 4 GPUs with ease :)
>
>
>
>> CC seeems it went to Robert only, sorry
>>
> On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 10:19 AM, Robert Okker <
> robert.okker at darlings-post.com> wrote:
>
> > I think it also depends if you're using other programes as well.
> > Do you use any adobe programs like afx alot (take a single proc high
> > clockspeed, because they scale shit with multiprocessor) or nuke, arnold.
> > etc.
> >
> > Don't know how well houdini scales with multicore etc.
> >
> > But as for price it isn't that much cheaper.
> > this is a little list i created some weeks ago for our new ws.
> > it's in euro's and prices will vary on region but still the price of a 10
> > core i7 is out of order.
> > And even the 8 core is close to 2x dual xeon.
> >
> > I haven't use red shift but it supposed to scale really good with
> multiple
> > gpu's
> > For this the xeons have an advantage of having more pci lanes available,
> > so if you want to have a 3rd or fourth GTX card for rendering it help's
> ;)
> >
> >
> > proc cores procs clockspeed turbo total clockspeed price Single Total
> > price/hrz
> > i7-6950X 10 1 3 30 €1,727.09 €1,727.09 €57.57
> > Intel Xeon E5-2620 v4 8 2 2.1 3 33.6 €469.00 €938.00 €27.92
> > Intel Xeon E5-2630 v3 8 2 2.4 3.2 38.4 €710.40 €1,420.80 €37.00
> > Intel Xeon E5-2630 v4 10 2 2.2 3.1 44 €739.46 €1,478.92 €33.61
> > Intel Xeon E5-2640 v3 8 2 2.6 3.4 41.6 €1,000.55 €2,001.10 €48.10
> > Intel Xeon E5-2640 v4 10 2 2.4 3.4 48 €1,000.55 €2,001.10 €41.69
> > Intel Xeon E5-2650 v3 10 2 2.3 46 €1,233.95 €2,467.90 €53.65
> > Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 12 2 2.2 52.8 €1,368.36 €2,736.72 €51.83
> > Intel Xeon E5-2660 v3 10 2 2.6 52 €1,722.00 €3,444.00 €66.23
> > Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 12 2 2.5 60 €1,852.55 €3,705.10 €61.75
> > Intel Xeon E5-2687W v3 10 2 3.1 62 €2,593.95 €5,187.90 €83.68
> > Intel Xeon E5-2687W v4 12 2 3 72 €2,401.85 €4,803.70 €66.72
> >
> >
> >
> > Robert Okker
> > Owner/Head of VFX
> > Darlings Post productions
> > Tel: + 31(0)20 - 6221900
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 10:03 AM, Olivier Jeannel <
> facialdeluxe at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Damn, the message was posted without beeing finished typing...
> >>
> >> So :
> >>
> >> I'm considering buying a new workstation. kind of 3D machine that will
> do
> >> everything (Sim + render(redshift gpu) )
> >>
> >> 64 gb
> >> one (or two) gtx 1080
> >>
> >> But I'm still not fixed on the CPU.
> >>
> >> I can have dual xeon 2x10 cores at 2.2 Ghz. They are quite expensive,
> and
> >> the price grows a lot if I take faster xeon.
> >> So I'm thinking of a fast i7 instead.
> >>
> >> What's your opinion ?
> >>
> >> Thank you :)
> >>
> >> On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 10:00 AM, Olivier Jeannel <
> facialdeluxe at gmail.com
> >> >
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >> > Hello there,
> >> >
> >> > The debate is still the same.
> >> >
> >> > I'm considering buying a new workstation. kind of 3D machine that will
> >> do
> >> > everything (Sim + render(redshift gpu) )
> >> >
> >> > 64 gb
> >> > one (or two) gtx 1080
> >> >
> >> > But I'm still not fixed on the CPU.
> >> >
> >> > I can have dual xeon 2x10 cores at 2.2 Ghz. They are quite expansive,
> >> >
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