Author Topic: Hardware specs - Distributed rendering  (Read 216 times)

2019-04-17, 07:55:24

JohnEagle

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Hi,

Just wondering how Corona uses the hardware(cpu, ram) in distributed rendering.

At the moment I have an i5 cpu with 8gb ram ddr3.
I'm building a new computer: Ryzen 1700x and 32GB ram ddr4.

Could I use the old pc as a render node with this specifications?

I could add 8gb of ram also if it's going to work, I don't think more money are worth spending on the old pc.
I will render small scenes, interiors mostly at the beginning.
I thought I will have a little boost of performance with those extra 4 cores from the i5 cpu.

Thanks!

2019-04-17, 08:55:54
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Frood

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Just wondering how Corona uses the hardware(cpu, ram) in distributed rendering.

Just the same way like opening a max file on that (slave) computer and render it, simple as that. I would add those 8GB to your old one at least - and grab 64GB for your new workstation so that you are able to do other tasks while (DR- or Backburner-) rendering in the background. Depending on the type of i5 you have, it may be disappointing how much it will contribute compared to the ryzen. But if I understand it correctly, it is your current workstation and you are used to that :)


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2019-04-17, 14:36:15
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TomG

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You can either use Distributed Rendering (all nodes plus master machine work on the same image at the same time), see https://coronarenderer.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/5000501666-how-to-use-distributed-rendering-

Or you could use Backburner (each node and master machine, if you want to include it for rendering, work on different frames of an animation at the same time), see 3ds Max help for Backburner (and for Corona, run the Licensing Server, see https://coronarenderer.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/5000618553-corona-licensing-server).

The i5 might not add much right enough - but every little counts, rather than having it sit and do nothing ;)

2019-04-17, 18:48:07
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JohnEagle

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Thank you for your replies. It helps.