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Multiple render nodes on one machine.

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:13 pm
by neokovago

Is it possible to configure a server machine as 2 nodes in afanasy?

I have a 4 gpu machine and i`m runninng houdini + redshift + afanasy. Since redshift does not scale linear with extra gpus, I'd like 2 afanasy nodes (2 gpus each). I though about a VM solution, but that would require 2 redshift keys, 2 houdini etc... Is it possible to archive this in one OS with afanasy?

Thanks for reading this.

Re: Multiple render nodes on one machine.

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:40 am
by timurhai
You can run any number of clients on the same machine, if you override machine name via environment AF_HOSTNAME variable:

But also you can use capacity mechanism to run several tasks on the same client.
For example if render has 2000 capacity, it can run 2 tasks with 1000 capacity each, or 1x1000 and 2x500, or 4x500 and so on.
Also you can limit job ... s_per_host parameter.
If you want render with 2000 to be able to run only 1 task with 500 (or any) capacity, to reserve 1500 capacity for other job tasks.

Re: Multiple render nodes on one machine.

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:25 pm
by neokovago
Thank you