What platforms are people using for Radiance?

Hi Randolph,

I am not quite sure how you would qualify this but another option for running Radiance on "Windows", is to run a linux virtual machine with something like VMWare Player. We use linux vms on windows for doing scene setup/prep before sending off to more powerful servers (linux on commodity parts built systems) for actual processing. I also know that there is some great effort at supporting Radiance on Cygwin/Mingw provided by Francesco Anselmo:

    http://www.bozzograo.net/radiance/modules.php?op=modload&name=Downloads&file=index

However, I think if you are in need of all out performance, then Radiance on Linux or OS X is probably the way to go. Solaris is not on the list (from my point of view) as I do not really know much about the associated hardware costs. It is not that difficult to put together a powerful system using commodity parts (www.newegg.com for example) with Linux as the OS. I suspect that an Apple/Mac will cost more, but I also know that some of the heavies in our community here prefer that platform/os.... ;->

Regards,

-Jack de Valpine

R Fritz wrote:

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Thanks Mark, Rob G., and Lars. I scanned the benchmark page and found a few SPARCs, too. Sun Studio and Sun WorkShop compilers are mentioned.

So far I have:
Mac (PPC/Intel)
Windows (Intel)
Linux (Intel)
Solaris (SPARC/Intel)

Mark, you mentioned you are using Cygwin; is there anyone using Windows and *not* using Cygwin? Any MS SFU or SUA users?

Randolph

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Thanks!

I suppose I'd qualify that as Linux; for my purposes it is, anyway.

Ecotect ships a native Windows version--not sure how that was built.

Randolph

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On Jul 1, 2008, at 7:58 AM, Jack de Valpine wrote:

Hi Randolph,

I am not quite sure how you would qualify this but another option for running Radiance on "Windows", is to run a linux virtual machine with something like VMWare Player. We use linux vms on windows for doing scene setup/prep before sending off to more powerful servers (linux on commodity parts built systems) for actual processing. I also know that there is some great effort at supporting Radiance on Cygwin/Mingw provided by Francesco Anselmo:
http://www.bozzograo.net/radiance/modules.php?op=modload&name=Downloads&file=index
However, I think if you are in need of all out performance, then Radiance on Linux or OS X is probably the way to go. Solaris is not on the list (from my point of view) as I do not really know much about the associated hardware costs. It is not that difficult to put together a powerful system using commodity parts (www.newegg.com for example) with Linux as the OS. I suspect that an Apple/Mac will cost more, but I also know that some of the heavies in our community here prefer that platform/os.... ;->

Regards,

-Jack de Valpine

R Fritz wrote:

Thanks Mark, Rob G., and Lars. I scanned the benchmark page and found a few SPARCs, too. Sun Studio and Sun WorkShop compilers are mentioned.

So far I have:
Mac (PPC/Intel)
Windows (Intel)
Linux (Intel)
Solaris (SPARC/Intel)

Mark, you mentioned you are using Cygwin; is there anyone using Windows and *not* using Cygwin? Any MS SFU or SUA users?

Randolph

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