Will Insufficient RAM Make Rendering Crash or Just Go Slower?  

In the panorama field, hardware is also part of the success. You can discuss here about it: camera, computer, pano head, anything
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by AlexandreJ » Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:12 pm

As I said, the rules are really dependent on the type of panorama you are doing :
- For standard panorama, CPU and RAM are really dominant,
- For gigapixels, the key component will be I/O speed.

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by klausesser » Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:14 pm

'[bo wrote:']Really big thanks for that clarification! So it seems CPU will be the most important component for 2.5... Even a normal HDD takes only 30 minutes (1/13 part) of the whole rendering, so investing in expensive SSD RAIDS or PCI SSD drives does not seem prudent. I'll have to revise my hardware guide :) something along the lines of:
expensive: dual Xeon + 16GB RAM + system/temp SSD + Raptors in RAID0...
cheaper: i950/970 + 12GB (tripplechan) + whatever HDD you can get, at least WD Black

Good to hear - my Mac Pro 2x3GHz has two 4-core Xeons and running a 64bit OS. So a good compromise might be: instead of 32GB RAM i´ll take 16GB and invest in a 128GB SSD just for temp and a fast internal RAID0 . . . !?

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by AlexandreJ » Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:47 pm

If you spend all the money on the RAM, you'll improve more standard panorama. If you invest on RAM and HDD, you'll also improve big panoramas creation.

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by klausesser » Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:52 pm

AlexandreJ wrote:If you spend all the money on the RAM, you'll improve more standard panorama. If you invest on RAM and HDD, you'll also improve big panoramas creation.

I see! Thx!

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