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Old 11-19-2012, 12:02 PM   #1
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Distributed / Cluster computing in blender


Can I
1) Install any Distributed/Cluster computer using several pcs
2) Install a vertual machine on the distributed OS
3) Install othr OS on the VM
4) run the singale program [ eg:- blender animation rendering] in the distributed environment?

If so, give me suggestions

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Old 11-19-2012, 05:51 PM   #2
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If so, give me suggestions
...and the magic word is ... "please"...

Anything is possible, why not set up some environment and try it out yourself? That's what I do all the time here, why do you think I've got an average of 10 PC's around...
What's the goal here anyway? Why use something like Blender in such an environment? A renderfarm?

By the way...
Quote:
singale
...is not even an English word...

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Old 11-19-2012, 06:41 PM   #3
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Thank u for the reply

Yes certainly

One of my friends are working in 3d modeling and animation.

He told me about the load carrying by each system in rendering and
the systems becomes like oven while doing rendering. But not all
the systems are not used in all times.

It is my idea to provide him such a distributed computing environment
such that all the computers do the same job and do it fastly.

Which is suited for distributed computing? All Linux versions do?
Thank u once again
 
Old 11-19-2012, 07:53 PM   #4
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1) Only a very few OS distros can be used as a cluster.

2) Unlikely for you and me, maybe for very skilled and possible for some specialized users.

3) assumes above.

4) No you can't. Only a very few specialized systems can run any sort of distributed applications. Blender is not a cluster aware app that I know of.
 
Old 11-20-2012, 04:58 AM   #5
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Ok, It means it requires distributed applications to run in a distributed environment?
 
Old 11-20-2012, 05:52 AM   #6
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hello all
i am using using squid server with authentiaction but one of my department have to run remote desktop in windows which is not in our local network i am using 172.31.... but remote desktop range are 28.... how it is possible
 
Old 11-20-2012, 03:49 PM   #7
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Can a Mod move the rogue post to it's own question?


There are two or more basic ways a cluster can work. One is that a large program has work. That work is cut into small chunks and each node works on a small bit at a time. The other way is to use like craylink did and basically make a large single computer.

You can't use craylink or other ways to use systems so you have to rely on things like openmpi or such. Blender is a software app that is not mpi aware that I know of.
 
Old 11-21-2012, 01:09 AM   #8
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Ok, Thank u jefro for your valuable information.

Which are the applications aware of nmpi? [ Commercial also ]

Is there any linux system which is a true distributed OS or crayLink
 
Old 11-21-2012, 03:31 PM   #9
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Not so much the os but a framework to get a distributed client/host cluster built.

Take a look at Rocks cluster first.

The applications for clusters tend to be very odd ones. Some are commercial and they are not advertised as they are one of a kind. One example is a system that reads packages at shipping companies. I think Lockheed makes it or maybe part of the camera companies software. I'd guess that all of the high end simulation does cluster. Everything from car crash testing to cancer models and nuclear models are all done on some pretty massive clusters. There are some open distributed ones that have cracked cypher and work on dna that almost anyone can join in on. I think I said this before, I think it was pixel or some animation company that did a lot of cluster work to assist simply for shading using a bunch of origin computers.

Cray computers and maybe a few others still offer a high end system.

There was a post about a guy who took something like 128 Pi arm boards and built a cluster.

Sun (oracle) still sells a way to distribute work over almost any mesh of systems.

All of that has almost nothing to do with normal workstation or desktop tasks.
 
Old 11-22-2012, 08:27 AM   #10
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OK.

Sincere thanks to the apt reply.

I understand my idea is not practical at least for this time.

But I am enthusiastic about cluster computing. I would like to do some
small experiment with cluster computing. Just for my curiosity - small experiments.

I didn't go through the details u have provided. I shall go through it
immediately and return.

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