[Beowulf] 3d rendering cluster

Lombard, David N david.n.lombard at intel.com
Mon May 23 11:44:43 PDT 2005

From: Robert G. Brown on Monday, May 23, 2005 10:53 AM
> On Mon, 23 May 2005, Paul K Egell-Johnsen wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'm tasked to find prices for a solution involving a rack mounted 3d
> > rendering farm, but after searching a bit on the net (and more
> > importantly on this list) I've yet to find some simple answers to
> > following question(s):
> >
> > What is the most important part for a 3d rendering farm; memory to
> > each processor, processor speed and/or access to SAN?
> That's because this question doesn't have a simple answer.  It has a
> simple (enough) method for determining an answer.  To provide a
> useful metaphor:
>  What's the most important part of a pizza delivery service: the speed
>  of the cook making the pizza, the speed of the people taking the
>  orders, or the speed of the delivery boy?

I'd like to nominate RGB's Pizza Analogy as the One True Response to the
myriad questions that need the "It Depends(TM)" speech...

David N. Lombard

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