System Details

The Mars visualization can be run on a four-node cluster, or the SGE cluster. Data for SGE performance follows:

Observed numbers for 32 nodes
Target Triangle count per node Rendering Time (ms) Pixel readback + tunneling time (ms) FPS Triangle throughput for the entire cluster
0.05 M 4-8 20 24-36 48 M Tris/sec
0.5 M 8-40 20 16-24 320 M Tris/sec
1 M 24-60 20 12-20 512 M Tris/sec

Projected numbers for 48 nodes:
 
Target Triangle count per node Rendering Time (ms) Pixel readback + tunneling time (ms) FPS Triangle throughput for the entire cluster
0.05 M 6 13 52 125 M Tris/sec
0.5 M 24 13 27 648 M Tris/sec
1 M 36 13 20 960 M Tris/sec

SGE data taken from here.


Andrew Forsberg
Last modified: Tue Feb 13 14:21:02 EST 2007