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Old 01-06-2010, 12:40 AM   #1
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Nvidia Tesla for Independent Artists???

Hey guys!

I was thinking about revamping my system to include an Nvidia QuadroFX & Tesla card...but would I benefit from the Tesla card?

I'm a visual artist. A visual, by hand, modeler/sculpter. A visual shader maker. Very visual...not programming experienced at all lol. I model, texture, and render HEAVY scenes with dynamic and fluid sims galore...but would I benefit from the Tesla card if I'm NOT a programmer?
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Old 01-06-2010, 02:41 AM   #2
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as far as I know (which isn't much about the subject) as long as your application supports cuda you will benefit.

I would be interested to hear more about it too, if anyone else has some insights
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as far as I know (which isn't much about the subject) as long as your application supports cuda you will benefit.

I would be interested to hear more about it too, if anyone else has some insights


Well +1 on that since I make HEAVY use of the PhysX plug-in for Max 2010. That thing is awesome.
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According to a post over at Orbaz forums by Oleg, the current implementation (as of Dec 24th) RBD's in Physx use software only, and are not run through cuda as of yet, though this will likely change in the future. AFAIK, right now there isn't anything commercially available that is truly taking advantage of CUDA yet... personally, I'd save my money and put it towards something more useful until more stuff starts taking advantage of it.
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I believe from their blurp that Mental Ray Iray will use if for their realtime rendering app.

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Harnessing the power of the GPU and the NVIDIA CUDA™ parallel processing architecture, iray technology progressively refines an image until maximum detail is reached, providing a single process that smoothly....
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I do remember that. It's been so long since I've heard any news about it though. Isn't the next version of Mental Ray supposed to have the Iray functionality? I believe that's what they were saying in an interview I was reading.
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