I am new to nebula and like the idea of offloading processing to other machines because of how processor intensive it is.
If money where object, could you build a separate machine, conceivably with a multi socket, multi core AMD machine (64 cores) with a ton of ram, that could handle any and all of your DSP needs for using nebula for mixdown?
What would you use, component wise, to create such a machine?
Now this product would need to be used outside of our native computer, purely for nebula processing. A few questions:
1) would additional gpu on this machine be worthwhile for added processing? 2) how many channels might it handle with one average to intensive eq /compression/tape saturation instance per channel. 3) how would it be networked to host computer (1gb Ethernet?) 4) finally, could it be used in pthd10 using a wrapper or NF magma?
Hm, I just did a little research about dedicated pre-used server machines, and they can be had really cheap. The question is though if a 2x Xeon E5410 2.33GHz QuadCore machine with Dual Giga Ethernet and 16GB RAM will be ok? Costs about 300€! Anybody has an idea if they're extremely noisy?
I have a Dell tower case dual cpu server, and it is extremely noisy! Like a plane taking off on boot.
If you are going to have it in the same room as your speakers I would forget this idea. Running cables from another room is a solution. I have done that myself, inc mouse, vga, firewire, usb etc... watch out for cable lengths, there are official specs as to how long they can be without a repeater or hub.
If I were you I would just get a new up-to-date PC, and make it as silent as possible. I have done a lot of research into this, and only quite recently is a absolutely silent pc possible, the technology has finally gone mainstream. Even in a little ITX case, quite portable too.
beingmf3 wrote:Hm, I just did a little research about dedicated pre-used server machines, and they can be had really cheap. The question is though if a 2x Xeon E5410 2.33GHz QuadCore machine with Dual Giga Ethernet and 16GB RAM will be ok? Costs about 300€! Anybody has an idea if they're extremely noisy?
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Enrique Silveti. Acustica Audio customer and technical support.