[Beowulf] software for compatible with a cluster
eagles051387 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 3 08:32:16 PDT 2008
i have a little bit of clustering experience.if anything im still
contemplating making a kubuntu derivative that is geared towards rendering
clusters with the software and what not. i just dont have any experience
with whats available for the rendering cluster market and linux that is why
im asking all these questions. i did do some googling the other day only to
find a list of commercial products.
On Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 2:43 PM, H.Vidal, Jr. <hvidal at tesseract-tech.com>
> In my experience with 3D, the renderer is of particular note.
> For example, it is entirely possible to model with one piece
> of software, export geometry, and render with another piece
> of software. And the production team will probably have very
> specific ideas of which renderer is what they want, especially
> since tools such as RenderMan are themselves programmable, and
> cannot just be 'switched' with another rendering tool.
> And so, based on your questions, it sounds like you really need
> to study, understand, and educate yourself on your proposed product
> or service before thinking about batch rendering. You are,
> as Americans would say, putting the cart before the horse.
> So, as suggested, go study the 'front end' of the problem in much
> greater detail, talk to potential customers, understand more
> what you are intending to do, then come back and find out about
> clusters. The Beowulf mailing list has lots of archived comments
> and questions on this topic. That's a hint.....
> If you are just acting as a hobbyist or moving along a learning
> curve, go look at open source rendering tools. If you are going
> to sell services on open source rendering tools, see comments
> above. In any case, google and plain reading are your friends....
> Good luck.
> Jon Aquilina wrote:
>> now what happens if someone comes to me for rendering services and they
>> used maya will the maya file be able to use the software mentioned above or
>> would i need some other software for that?
>> On 7/2/08, *Bernard Li* <bernard at vanhpc.org <mailto:bernard at vanhpc.org>>
>> On Wed, Jul 2, 2008 at 4:32 AM, Perry E. Metzger <perry at piermont.com
>> <mailto:perry at piermont.com>> wrote:
>> > "Jon Aquilina" <eagles051387 at gmail.com
>> <mailto:eagles051387 at gmail.com>> writes:
>> >> if i use blender how nicely does it work in a cluster?
>> > I believe it works quite well.
>> As far as I know blender does not have any built-in "clustering"
>> capabilities. But what you do is render different frames on different
>> cores (embarrassingly parallel) using a queuing/scheduling system.
>> DrQueue seems to be quite popular with the rendering folks:
>> Jonathan Aquilina
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