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by drosophila
Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: AMD 6 core
Replies: 28
Views: 4600

Re: AMD 6 core

Just to correct myself, PCI-e 3.O is actually going to support HyperTransport protocol too: http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/other/display/20100624234933_PCI_SIG_to_Start_Testing_PCI_Express_3_0_Products_in_Early_2011.html "In 2008 Advanced Micro Devices and Hewlett Packard proposed a number of extensio...
by drosophila
Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: AMD 6 core
Replies: 28
Views: 4600

Re: AMD 6 core

Apparently (based on Google search), AMD has something called Hypertransport interconnect technology associated with HTX connector (vs PCIe). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HyperTransport http://www.hypertransport.org/docs/pres/HTX_vs_PCI_Final-2-22-06.pdf And this HTX connectivity "Eliminates Bandwid...
by drosophila
Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: AMD 6 core
Replies: 28
Views: 4600

Re: AMD 6 core

There is an article about AMD Fusion and discrete GPUs on AMD blog: http://blogs.amd.com/play/2010/08/06/amd-discrete-graphics-gpus-fusion-apu/ It says: "So, to finally answer the question whether discrete GPUs will die, the answer is: Hell No. AMD relies on our ability to generate world-class discr...
by drosophila
Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: Finished Artwork
Topic: Green jumping spider
Replies: 16
Views: 7286

Re: Green jumping spider

OnoSendai wrote:Great render!
I agree. When I think about it, who needs to replicate real spider anyway. It's better looking this way.
by drosophila
Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:57 am
Forum: Language Forum
Topic: Russia?
Replies: 102
Views: 452888

Re: Russia?

Привет всем!
Привет, dakiru!
Это я, любитель биологии. :)
by drosophila
Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:07 am
Forum: Finished Artwork
Topic: Green jumping spider
Replies: 16
Views: 7286

Re: Green jumping spider

Hi,dakiru. The head and the legs of a spider are made of the same materials. Its "skin" (exoskeleton) is colorless polymer (chitin) made of microfibres, which are laid down in four different layers with the fibres in each layer having a slightly different orientation. Below this is the layer of sell...
by drosophila
Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: Finished Artwork
Topic: Green jumping spider
Replies: 16
Views: 7286

Re: Green jumping spider

Yes, since it is such a nice and impressive (especially for me) work, I just wanted it to be even better! Otherwise i wouldn't comment at all.
by drosophila
Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: Finished Artwork
Topic: Green jumping spider
Replies: 16
Views: 7286

Re: Green jumping spider

Hi, dakiru! May I contribute some biology correctness to your reconstruction :wink: (I am very close relative to a biology student, so I am sort of informed) The spider is missing a mouth (this brown stuff that hidden behind its jaws in front of its head). Its jaws should be bigger (they are for gra...
by drosophila
Thu May 27, 2010 2:11 am
Forum: Indigo News and Announcements
Topic: Indigo Renderer GPU acceleration
Replies: 99
Views: 26331

Re: Indigo Renderer GPU acceleration

Hi!
Is it possible to use one GPU for compute and the other one for display?
(I have Nvidia Quadro FX 1500 (no CUDA support) and wonder if I still can make some use of it.)
by drosophila
Tue May 18, 2010 4:15 am
Forum: Indigo News and Announcements
Topic: Indigo Renderer 2.4.2 Released
Replies: 73
Views: 15811

Re: Indigo Renderer 2.4.2 Released

Thank you all for advice. I'll wait, I am not in any hurry.
by drosophila
Tue May 18, 2010 3:35 am
Forum: Indigo News and Announcements
Topic: Indigo Renderer 2.4.2 Released
Replies: 73
Views: 15811

Re: Indigo Renderer 2.4.2 Released

Thank you for the answers. I should add more RAM. As for the rendering speed in the future with GPU solution for ray intersections, would CPU still matter that much (2 or 20 hours)? May be I should wait and buy a better GPU instead?
by drosophila
Tue May 18, 2010 2:45 am
Forum: Indigo News and Announcements
Topic: Indigo Renderer 2.4.2 Released
Replies: 73
Views: 15811

Re: Indigo Renderer 2.4.2 Released

OK! Thanks for explanation.
I have Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz CPU. Is it enough for staff like tonemapping and material calculations for somebody with limited resources ( I am a rendering newbie)?
Thanks in advance for the answer.
Gene.
by drosophila
Tue May 18, 2010 1:56 am
Forum: Indigo News and Announcements
Topic: Indigo Renderer 2.4.2 Released
Replies: 73
Views: 15811

Re: Indigo Renderer 2.4.2 Released

lycium wrote:The CPU will still be very important for achieving good speed, so your investment in a good quad-core (or better!) will definitely be a good one.
Even if it's CUDA support?
by drosophila
Tue May 18, 2010 12:52 am
Forum: Indigo News and Announcements
Topic: Indigo Renderer 2.4.2 Released
Replies: 73
Views: 15811

Re: Indigo Renderer 2.4.2 Released

Well, I am definitely not buying any new hardware any time soon! All this is very confusing.
by drosophila
Tue May 18, 2010 12:04 am
Forum: Indigo News and Announcements
Topic: Indigo Renderer 2.4.2 Released
Replies: 73
Views: 15811

Re: Indigo Renderer 2.4.2 Released

I just want to correct myself. Speaking of OpenCl support, according to this article I’ve just found: “OpenCL: democracy for GPU computing?” http://www.behardware.com/articles/744-1/opencl-democracy-for-gpu-computing.html “OpenCL…is a common language for any architecture. It hasn’t only been designe...
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