Waiting for my New System to Arrive.

Started by rmfrase, March 28, 2008, 09:47:13 pm

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rmfrase

I can't hardly wait.  It's on it's way and should be here tomorrow.

My new system comprises (2) 2ghz Quad-Core Intel Xeon E5405 Processors with each processor's L2 Cache at 2x6MB.

Even though Terr is not yet designed for Multi-Core processors, it should run smotther and faster than my other systems
a 3.06 Ghz P4HT and a 2.8Ghz 64bit system.

With the amount of memory that I have comming with it, I should have no trouble running at least (2) halves of an image on each processor.

We'll see....   ;D

old_blaggard

Wow, that sounds like quite a system!  When the multithreaded version is ready for release, you're going to get some insane render speeds :).
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rcallicotte

So this is Disney World.  Can we live here?

rmfrase

March 29, 2008, 07:00:23 pm #4 Last Edit: March 29, 2008, 07:03:49 pm by rmfrase
 >:(
ARrrrrrgh !!  FedEx has it marked for Delivery Next Business Day !!!!  Arrrrgh....!

So, now it won't arrive until Monday.

This ALWAYS HAPPENS!! 

Anyway, it will be a sweet system.  Dell Precision T7400 Workstation.  Set me back $2,600 U.S with extra processor and memory. 



joshbakr

Sounds Great! Just hope your new system doesn't go obsolete before tg2 Comes out.  ;) ;) ;) ;D

rmfrase

 ;D   Are you Kidding?  I'm sure that it's already Obsolete!! hehehe,  It was probably obsolete when the advertised it as "New" on the Dell site.


;D

rmfrase


It's here and it is sweet!  Ran the Benchmark test at 0:03:42.  My 1st system took 0:09:55.  The other unit was working on a another project.

http://tg2bench.kk3d.de/index.htm

regards,
-Robert

Matt

Expect that to be well under a minute with multi-threaded TG :)

Matt
Just because milk is white doesn't mean that clouds are made of milk.

cyphyr

Ah ha !! ;)
If we knew the spec of the first machine (hint ) then we could, albeit very roughly, reccon the speed increase multi threading will potentially give us. Yes I know theres plenty of variables and I'm clutching at straws.
So what was your first machines spec please?
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Matt

April 01, 2008, 01:41:44 pm #10 Last Edit: April 01, 2008, 01:43:34 pm by Matt
Robert said he had two other systems: a 3.06 Ghz P4HT and a 2.8Ghz 64bit system.

Actually I'm surprised that these take nearly 10 minutes to render the benchmark. I would expect it to be closer to 6 minutes (7 at the most) if the system is running well.

Matt
Just because milk is white doesn't mean that clouds are made of milk.

joshbakr

Quote from: Matt on April 01, 2008, 01:41:44 pm
Robert said he had two other systems: a 3.06 Ghz P4HT and a 2.8Ghz 64bit system.

Actually I'm surprised that these take nearly 10 minutes to render the benchmark. I would expect it to be closer to 6 minutes (7 at the most) if the system is running well.

Matt



Yeah I can verify that. I'm running a home built P4 3.2 Gig with Hyper Threading (Enabled) 4 Gig of Ram and the Benchmark tgd rendered in 6 min. 24 sec.

rmfrase

I re-ran the Benchmark on the 3.06Ghz P4HT and "turned off" quite a few programs that had been running in the back ground.  The Benchmark time improved to 0.08.12

A little better.

Aslo, on the new T7400, of the 8 Xeon cores available, the One core running the test showed only a 12% CPU load.  ;D

All I've got to do now is add more memory.  From what I remember, this system can hold up to 32Gb Memory, but I haven't yet opened the case to see how many memory slots are available.  Currently I have just 2Gb. 

Until the Multi-Thred is available, and with additional memory I should be able to run multiple TG's each once... ?

Matt

Quote from: rmfrase on April 02, 2008, 08:52:18 am
Until the Multi-Thred is available, and with additional memory I should be able to run multiple TG's each once... ?


Yes.
Just because milk is white doesn't mean that clouds are made of milk.

moodflow

Sounds like a great rendering platform.  I am also looking for a similar (or same) system.

What OS are you using?  I think XP may have some constraints, especially when it comes to the memory.
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