Jul 18, 2018
In Bugs - Archived
Hi! I'm so happy with the 0.15 version, works like a charm and finally can use my linux machines :) Yet i found a very specific problem: with the daily build (17 July) of Bledner 2.79 on both machines every render gives less percentage to the second node, ending in giving just a pixel wide area to render. Main machine runs windows 10 and the conflicting one manjaro linux (based on arch linux). By the rule of the thumb the second node has 80% of the power of the first one. On another try with another machine with windows 7 and a 20% of the power of the main machine every render gives more % to the second one (the 20% one) until the main machine renders a pixel wide... I guess problems with daily builds are to be expected, but is there any way i can set the balance manually? That way I could eyeball the appropriate workloads and use crowdrender with the daily build which I need because of adaptative subdivision.
Feb 27, 2018
In General Questions
Hi! I've done some tests and i'm sharing them hoping they are useful. I can't share the blend file as is internal work from my job. I have another old machine of the same specs but i could't make it work with CR yet. I repeated the test with the gpu at the end to take into account the balance between machines that CR calculated from the previous renders. Crowdrender version 0.13 pre-release. Single frame render. f12 means rendered only in the main machine. cr means rendered with the Crowdrender button. When rendered in CR i've made 3 renders in a row to take into account the balance calculations. Render time in seconds. f12 gpu 212x216 - 40.71 cr gpu 212x216 - 49.74 - 44.14 - 42.92 f12 gpu 32x32 - 1:26.06 cr gpu 32x32 - 1:24.39 - 1.20.64 - 1.17.67 f12 cpu 32x32 - 1:21.44 cr cpu 32x32 - 1:18.14 - 1:17.88 - 1:17.68 f12 gpu 212x216 - 40.81 cr gpu 212x216 - 43.68 - 42.85 - 41.63 Main machine: CPU Intel core i5-4460, 3.20GHz 4 cores (no hyper threading) RAM 8GB DDR3 GPU Nvidia Quadro K620, 384 CUDA cores, Driver 376.33 Windows 7 Blender 2.79 with CR add-on Slave machine: CPU Intel Core 2 6400, 2.13GHz 2 cores (no hyper threading) RAM 2GB DDR3, 8GB swap on a disk HDD GPU GForce 7300 GT (no CUDA compatible, not used for rendering) Manjaro Linux 7.1.3 (last version rolling release) Blender 2.79 with CR in the terminal as instructed in this post: https://www.crowd-render.com/forum-1/general-questions/crowdrender-headless-comand-on-slave-computers The slave machine is quite old and for now it's not enough to reduce render times in comparison with just the main machine gpu. Maybe if i get the second one working i'll get lower render times :-)
Feb 09, 2018
In Bugs - Archived
Hi, I can't connect between linux machines (all manjaro linux) neither windows to manjaro linux. I can connect linux to windows and windows to windows. Other network addons connect just fine. Tested both 0.12 and 0.13 crowdrender with windows 7 and 10 and manjaro linux 1.7.3 on my job's lan network Don't know if it's a problem or i'm just doing something wrong. Thankyou for this awesome addon!