[AG-TECH] recommended processor for AG 3.1beta

John I. Quebedeaux, Jr johnq at lsu.edu
Mon Aug 20 16:00:21 CDT 2007

Derek, that's odd.

So, I'm running/testing 3.1 beta on a MacMini booted into Windows (Bootcamp)
which is (Intel Core Duo 1.66 Ghz with 2GB Ram and WinXP Pro) and VIC is (in
the Argonne lobby) only taking up... 03-12% of the CPU (bounces around) with
about 20 video streams in the lobby. Mine isn't even a Core 2 Duo. Just a
Duo. My display is a 23" running at 1920x1200 (on board graphics is an Intel
GMA 950 w/64Mb Ram on it).

So, thinking about it - I set autoplace and plastered my entire available
screen with as much as would fit (15 streams at medium, all of them at
small) and the utilization for the Vic went up to ... 07-20% (bounced around
but tops was 20 - it settles in nicely around 7-13% at medium sizes).

I'm currently also running DVTS with firewire to a HD camera and sending
that as well in the argonne lobby and that is taking up 13% so my total
utilization is around 30-35% with everything else I'm doing on the same

-John Q.
John I. Quebedeaux, Jr.; Louisiana State University
Computer Manager LBRN; 131 Life Sciences Bldg.
e-mail: johnq at lsu.edu; web: http://lbrn.lsu.edu
phone: 225-578-0062 / fax: 225-578-2597

> From: "Vine, Derek A" <Derek.Vine at usd.edu>
> Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 14:58:44 -0500
> To: AG Tech <ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov>
> Conversation: recommended processor for AG 3.1beta
> Subject: [AG-TECH] recommended processor for AG 3.1beta
> Hello all,
> I recently updated from 3.0.1 to the 3.1 beta and noticed that vic is
> using in very large amount of my processor, between 50-70%.  Currently I
> am running a single Gateway E6610 with a 2.4 Core 2 Duo and 4GB ram on
> XP Pro.  
> Here are my questions:
> 1. Is everyone experiencing this increase of processor demand by vic?
> 2. What is the recommended CPU if running a single machine and is video
> capture is separate.
> I want to make sure to spec. out a machine will last for a few years,
> and with HD on the horizon, I want to make sure I have plenty of
> processing power if we decide to go that route.
> Thank you in advance.
> Derek Vine
> Communication Network Specialist
> The University of South Dakota
> 414 East Clark Street
> Vermillion, SD 57069
> (605) 677-8215
> ceddn at usd.edu

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