[Bf-cycles] [GSoC2014] Introduction and some questions regarding an idea concerning cycles.
lukas.stockner at freenet.de
Sun Mar 16 21:00:03 CET 2014
just some idea I had recently: Currently, as far as I can see, the networking is done over RPC. Using MPI would probably be useful, since there are many well-tested impementations of it and it's basically the standard on clusters. Of course, porting the Network device to MPI would be quite some work, a MPIDevice would also be a possibility.
Just my thoughts,
Am 16.03.2014 20:03 schrieb Matthias Herster <hermac03 at gmail.com>:
> first of all, a short introduction of myself:
> My name is Matthias Herster (usual nick: macro23) and I'm a student of computer science at the University of Technology Graz. I am currently in the last semester of my bachelor's degree and want to apply for GSoC-program at blender, because I've used it now and then for some little projects and want to help to improve it even more. After over ten years of coding experience in a lot of languages, but especially C/C++, I think I'm up to the challenge and have a realistic point of view for the effort of such projects.
> Now to my questions, regarding the idea of a network distributed cycles rendering, to refine my proposal/application:
> + Although I looked through the code in the past days and have done a possible bug fix (T37973), I think I could need a brief overview of which functionality regarding the network rendering of cycles is already implemented, just to be sure.
> + What should be the final goal/functionality of this particular GSoC idea in more detail? (or is it up to me to make detailed suggestions?)
> I hope someone is kind to answer my questions.
> Matthias Herster
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