I am taking a look at Deadline as it was recommended to me.
I have some questions that I cannot verify with a simple test setup.
So far I have 3 questions:
Performance with 20tsd/40tsd jobs and 500 workers.
How long does it take for the monitor to update a huge job list and many workers?
Is there any difference between starting the working and getting all jobs the first time vs having monitor opened for some time and updating the job list again?
Any recommendations what can be done to speed it up?
I have heard some bad information regarding future updates.
e.g. it took over 6 months to support the new Houdini version after SideFX switched to python3.
And someone told me that Solaris LOPs are not supported?
What about other applications?
E.g. if there is a new Maya version. Does it work right away or do we have to wait for an update? And how long does that take?
I have read that it is not possible to start 2 different jobs on one worker.
You have to start 2 workers for that.
But that arised 2 questions:
a) Do these workers communicate to each other?
e.g. I know that one job requires 60 GB of RAM and an other 20 GB of RAM.
I cannot render both on a machine withg 64GB RAM.
But I still want that 2x 20GB RAM jobs can render on one machine.
How can this be solved?
b) What about the AWS cloud connection?
Does it have the option to start 2 workers on 1 VM?