View Full Version : Renderfarm in one box?

10-28-2009, 07:45 AM
Tilera Announces the World's First 100-core Processor with the New TILE-Gx Family


This is startup backed up by MiT.

10-28-2009, 07:57 AM
no pikkies?

okay will have to go with a sgi then..:D [upto 80 cores 160 threads]


or a mac pro [16 threads]


10-28-2009, 03:58 PM
A pair of W5580, 8 cores 16 threads. (very quiet computer)

10-29-2009, 08:13 PM


Interesting press release. Yet somehow I wonder if this will blow Intel out of the water regarding rendering speed, probably not :) Even with MIT.

ps; is that your rig Jon? I'd really like some W5580 nodes, but can't justify the cost.. I still got some free floorspace to jot down i7's... :\

10-29-2009, 09:18 PM
Yes it is http://newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=100802

If you are after nodes use the 920 they will give you the highest frame output per dollars per box, piece of cake to over clock. Use a tower heatsink for a quiet box, iíve put these in every box, they are worth it on every point.

The Xeons are a waste of money. I only got that box to do things that canít be split up between boxes.

Rather than have a super computer, I feel its better to buy a box or two each year. You will average out the depreciation for tax purposes. & will be adding a bit more hose power to the farm on a regular basis. An up to date box will use 3 time less electricity than a 2 year old box per frame output rate.

Also if a box suddenly dies, its totally independent, you can just chuck it out, so to speak, & get a replacement quickly & easily. & the replacement will be obviously the current CPU.

As you add a box at the top, you just drop one of the old inefficient ones from the bottom.

About the only issue that the super computer wins on is space. They fail on: Xeons 3 x the cost, x 20 of them in one go!, noise, & some very serious power consumption per box (up to 4000 watts), & air-conditioning costs.

The boxes I got for my 5335, 5450 & 5580 are the Intel & Chenbro cases, if things over heat all fans fire up like you would not believe, there is no mucking about with cooling. Just the rear fan on the Intel is 1.6 amps! But after the new tower heatsinks everything is very civilised now with the infinitely better quality cooling.