Do pyro sims benefit from Dual GPU- Cards ?

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As the new amd card is out (https://www.amd.com/en/products/professional-graphics/radeon-pro-duo-polaris)it would be very interesting to hear if voxelsims use both gpus then and if they share the memory. this card has 32 gig ram, that would be amazing for sims, but I have no idea how they behave in sims. is the memory split and by this reducing the sise of the containers that can be solved, are they working on the same voxel container and is houdini able to use the two gpus on one sim at all.

I would prefer a nvidia solution as they have superior dirvers, but they suck when it comes to ram, come on 11 gig!!! I hope there will be a titan version with much more ram. the quadro cards are way to expensive. the titans where perfect at there time.
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If you are a indie user get some threadripper with 128gb and split the sims. Can't see a better solution that works for that price and over 512gb ram is much cooler( for a indie mostly overkill but it's possible ). GPU are cool but driver issues are sometimes not funny.
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It would be interesting to know how Houdini takes advantage of more cores with sims/rendering(mantra);

In the context of comparing 16 Core Threadripper 1950X to 32 Core Threadripper 2990WX.
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mh, interestings points, but not exactly what I asked for

my experience with the nvidia gpus is quite good, drivers are stable and houdini works very well with them, and they still beat any cpu

for the threadripper stuff, some pyro benchmarks would be very helpful, but I expect the 2990wx to drop in performance as half of the cores have no direct memory access, and the other half is slowed down as they have to deliver to the others. and all the render benchmarks I have seen so far do not use large datasets. as soon as You have massive texture access it will drop.
but lets see,it's just a wild guess
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To answer your original question, currently all OpenCL operatins can only target 1 device at a time. So having 2 GPUs doesn't help speed up sims, but it does help if you keep the graphics GPU separate from the Compute GPU. You'll have a lot more memory to work with and the graphics and compute won't swap one another out when VRAM gets tight.
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thanks for clarification, twod. good to know
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How about targeting microsolvers to use separate cards. Would that cause double the vram usage yet faster solves. Can we tag microsolvers for which GPUs to pick.
Edited by tricecold - Nov. 28, 2018 12:22:59
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