Started by diverone, May 23, 2019, 10:03:59 pm
Quote from: Oshyan on May 24, 2019, 06:47:01 pmCross-posted from this other thread, but best discussed here since the other thread is about a different original subject.While this outcome is definitely unfortunate, what happened here is that the user submitted a job at default 5.0 power level, and then did not select a single frame to render, but rather accepted the default frame range of frames 0-100. So PixelPlow started a 100 frame job and thus was consuming resources across 50 or more machines simultaneously, each trying to render its own full image. This is essentially the result of not checking all settings on the submission form before pressing submit, and with money on the line I'm not sure why one would do that.It's troubling that this may be a common issue with PixelPlow users, but I think if you look at the job submission steps and the settings you have available, you should be able to see that you'd want to change some of those defaults depending on your needs. I do think a "Render Single Tiled Image" checkbox might be a good idea for their submission tool though, but of course people would still have to check that box and not simply accept the defaults.-
Quote from: digitalguru on May 24, 2019, 06:55:11 pmMakes sense now...Thanks for the info Oshyan!
Quote from: Oshyan on May 25, 2019, 04:01:44 pmThe job was canceled by the user, it can't be resumed so it would have to be restarted. Not to mention it was a 100 frame sequence with - as far as I understand it - no animation, so that wouldn't be useful to actually deliver. It would be difficult for PixelPlow to automatically determine if something is actually animated in the file, so it relies on the user specifying whether they want a frame sequence or single image, which did not happen correctly in this case.- Oshyan
Quote from: Rumburak on May 24, 2019, 08:11:15 am the 'estimated costs' in the PixelPlowAgent are not predicted very well for single frame jobs.
Quote from: René on May 26, 2019, 04:04:19 amWhen you buy something, it's nice to know in advance what it will cost. Even if only an estimate is given, is it not reasonable to assume that it will not cost more than twice as much?