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Speedmonk42
01-06-2010, 11:44 AM
I think this qualifies as a Fermi question (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fermi_problem)

Mine: 14134 Years.

silviotoledo
01-06-2010, 07:10 PM
Transformers ( probably 2k images ) - around 36 hours per frame of individual top AMD Processor at ILM using mental ray.

Do you have any information about AVATAR frames? amount of processors?

Speedmonk42
01-06-2010, 10:58 PM
Transformers ( probably 2k images ) - around 36 hours per frame of individual top AMD Processor at ILM using mental ray.

Do you have any information about AVATAR frames? amount of processors?

I guessed at 48 hours per frame on my computer and the number that 60% of the movie was animated.

Cageman
01-06-2010, 11:24 PM
Transformers ( probably 2k images ) - around 36 hours per frame of individual top AMD Processor at ILM using mental ray.

Do you have any information about AVATAR frames? amount of processors?

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2009/12/22/the-data-crunching-powerhouse-behind-avatar/

Nangleator
01-07-2010, 12:10 PM
I'd be more interested in what temperatures would be attained if you had enough processor power to render Avatar within one second, in one small office.

JamesCurtis
01-07-2010, 01:10 PM
You'd probably melt down the office!! :)

halley
01-07-2010, 02:19 PM
I'd be more interested in what temperatures would be attained if you had enough processor power to render Avatar within one second, in one small office.
Or if the heat was converted to steam to run a turbine... how big of a city could it power for how long. A render recycle.

ken_g9
01-07-2010, 03:05 PM
Save energy by rendering. How nice! :D

Captain Obvious
01-07-2010, 06:59 PM
Or if the heat was converted to steam to run a turbine... how big of a city could it power for how long. A render recycle.
It could power itself and run forever! :D

(I know that's strictly speaking not even theoretically possible *shush!)

Speedmonk42
01-08-2010, 09:33 AM
Given that they know this stuff, I would guess almost exactly...
I would be fun to have a website where using the real data it could convert to well... all sorts of stuff.

Turbine power
Time render on my 386...

Nangleator
01-08-2010, 07:12 PM
Heh. Old Dilbert cartoon had the boss only approving a 286 for Dilbert.

PHB: After all, how many times in your career are you going to do a 3D render?

Dilbert: Once, if I hurry.

Matt
01-08-2010, 07:55 PM
It could power itself and run forever! :D

(I know that's strictly speaking not even theoretically possible *shush!)

That's not theoretically possi ... oh, wait!

:D