[Beowulf] Movie Editing Requirements

Brent M. Clements bclem at rice.edu
Mon Feb 23 08:36:05 EST 2004


Again, I go back to my last email concerning this..I didn't want to start
people flaming me(which has now happened), I wrote my original response at
1am in the morning and was sloppy with my terms. For that I apologize.
This tangent of explanations from now over 50 people can be gotten off of
and people can go about there business..Nothing to see here, move along.

-Brent


On Mon, 23 Feb 2004, Douglas Eadline, Cluster World Magazine wrote:

> On Sat, 21 Feb 2004, Brent M. Clements wrote:
>
> > Actually a beowulf cluster can also run windows. There is a port of maya
> > to clusters...There are also many other movie editing software
> > distributions that work very well on clusters..It also doesn't matter what
> > os a beowulf cluster runs.
>
> >From time to time, I think it is a important to recall the original
> definition of Beowulf. In the book "How to Build Beowulf", Sterling,
> Salmon, Becker, Savarese define Beowulf as:
>
> "A Beowulf is a collection of personal computers (PCs) interconnected by
> widely available networking technology running one of several open-source
> Unix like operating systems."
>
> There is often confusion as to "what is a Beowulf?" because the definition
> is more of a framework for building clusters and less of a recipe.
>
> I suppose, one could come up with definition of an HPC cluster which
> would read something like"
>
> "An HPC cluster is collection of commodity processors interconnected by
> widely available networking technology running a widely available OS."
>
> Rather broad. I think the keyword in all this is "commodity", which to me
> means choice and implies low cost.
>
> Doug
>
> >
> > -Brent
> >
> > Brent Clements
> > Linux Technology Specialist
> > Information Technology
> > Rice University
> >
> >
> > On Sat, 21 Feb 2004, Joel Jaeggli wrote:
> >
> > > Given that it sounds like you're on windows, a beowulf cluster is not
> > > appropriate from your application...
> > >
> > >
> > > On Sun, 22 Feb 2004, Sawan Gupta wrote:
> > >
> > > >
> > > > Hello,
> > > >
> > > > My client uses Adobe After Effects, 3D Max, Maya etc on his PIV HT
> > > > system with 512 DDRAM and a 128 MB Graphic Card.
> > > >
> > > > But when he perform some rendering operations, it takes nearly 10-15
> > > > minutes to complete.
> > > >
> > > > He wishes to upgrade his system to dual XEON with more RAM to minimize
> > > > this time delay.
> > > >
> > > > I want to know whether this will suit his requirments or a cluster is
> > > > just what he needs.
> > > > Please tell me which cluster can suit his requirements i.e.
> > > > Windows/Linux.
> > > > I mean which cluster can best suit these requirements.
> > > >
> > > > Also are the softwares used by him also available for Linux or not. (If
> > > > the solution suggested is in Linux)
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Regards,
> > > >
> > > > Sawan Gupta
> > > > || Mg_India at sancharnet.in ||
> > > >
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