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Old Mcmassforge had a render farm...

What would you do with a render farm if you had one?
What kind of systems, memory, hard drives would be the minimum capacity you would use in it?
And how would you set it up if the sky was the limit on cost?

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Banazir

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settlement
May. 29th, 2005 04:01 pm (UTC)
oooh oooh, me me me me!

i would by 10,000 amiga 3000s and fit them all with 50mhz 68060 processor cards and ethernet, and use lightwave with screamernet to render out silly little things like a robot juggling and a red-and-white checkered ball bouncing & making a "boing!" sound.

the head of the network would be an amiga 4000T with a 68060 at 50mhz, ethernet, graphics card, video toaster 4000 and flyer, and tons of scsi storage. i would use this machine to broadcast the renderings over a local closed-circuit network of televisions throughout our complex.

also, an apple Xserve with a Miglia "Director's Cut" and QuickTime Broadcaster would send the video up over the internet for everyone to tune into, over a thick fibre wire.
settlement
May. 29th, 2005 04:01 pm (UTC)
*by = buy, of course.
banazir
Jun. 16th, 2005 06:26 am (UTC)
Amiga cluster vs. XServe
i would by 10,000 amiga 3000s and fit them all with 50mhz 68060 processor cards and ethernet, and use lightwave with screamernet to render out silly little things like a robot juggling and a red-and-white checkered ball bouncing & making a "boing!" sound.
LOL!
Tres bien.
Now, what's special about Amiga 3000s?
And aren't 68060's a bit obsolete?
Can they even run Lightwave?

the head of the network would be an amiga 4000T with a 68060 at 50mhz
So, if 4000Ts are also 68060-50s, what's different about them?

ethernet, graphics card, video toaster 4000 and flyer, and tons of scsi storage. i would use this machine to broadcast the renderings over a local closed-circuit network of televisions throughout our complex.
Heh... so you don't need gigabit Ethernet?
And despite the niceness of the head node, I have to say that WETA Digital's AMD Opteron cluster rocks all out.

also, an apple Xserve with a Miglia "Director's Cut" and QuickTime Broadcaster would send the video up over the internet for everyone to tune into, over a thick fibre wire.
XServe!
Now, see, that's more like it.

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Banazir
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