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September 01, 2006

sheep client render times revisited

Below is a histogram of render time in seconds on the horizontal axis vs number of frames delivered within a 10 second interval on the vertical. The peak is at 780 seconds = 13 minutes. The last time I did this the peak was at 20 minutes. I expect the difference partially results from HD frames being only 1280x720 instead of 1280x960 -- this would cut the time down to 15 minutes. The brood frames run at quality 200 instead of 500, but there are so few i don't think they would show up on this graph (which was made from 3 days of operation and contained 574,000 frames).

The remaining 15% difference is less than the 50% predicted by Moore's law. Maybe this results from the demographics of the user population as it grows.

Posted by spot at September 1, 2006 05:02 PM

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