Parallel tasks execution on a single render machine

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victor
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Parallel tasks execution on a single render machine

Post by victor » Wed May 24, 2017 1:21 pm

Hi Timur,

We currently realized that running multiple after effects renders on the same machine is the most cost effective way to run distributed rendering.
We proved it my making multiple tests (without afanasy).

Is it possible to configure afanasy such that each render will execute multiple tasks concurrently?

Thx

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Re: Parallel tasks execution on a single render machine

Post by timurhai » Wed May 24, 2017 1:48 pm

Hi.
Render default capacity is 1000, and task default capacity is 1000.
Render with 1500 capacity can run 1x1000 task + 1x500 task, or 3x500 tasks and so on...
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Re: Parallel tasks execution on a single render machine

Post by victor » Wed May 24, 2017 2:28 pm

how to configure each render to take 4 tasks (so it will run all of them in parallel)?

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Re: Parallel tasks execution on a single render machine

Post by edwardtwiss » Mon May 29, 2017 7:52 pm

Hi Victor,
Go into the file farm.json or farm_example.json (as it is called originally) in the afanasy folder and change "capacity" on line 38 to for example 4000 or else default capacity times how many tasks you want to run.
As Timur says above that will allow you to run 4 tasks at 1000 capacity or 8 tasks at 500 depending on your setting. I'm using it for rendering on multiple GPUs with one render per GPU and it works well.
Line 39 has the cap for max tasks which currently set to 10.
HTH

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Re: Parallel tasks execution on a single render machine

Post by victor » Tue May 30, 2017 9:28 am

Thanks
It start working :)

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