Kevin Traywick

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iMacPro, Metal2 and beyond --> --> April 9, 2018, 11:52 a.m.

In my experience with the Mac Pro (not the iMac Pro), Houdini has gotten much more stable since the Mac Pro came out into thousand 13. And or, it might be the other way around, the Mac OS has gotten more stable. At this point, I wouldn’t hesitate to use Houdini on a Mac pro, I would prefer it in fact, but the delayed and unpredictable Apple roadmap, not to mention the continuing divorce from Nvidia GPUs, makes me want to consider other options, like the one you laid out.
Ultimately, we’re considering an iMac Pro (although there you have to consider whether you want to be tied to a single display) With an eGPUs vs a speedy, thunderbolt 3 Linux box, maybe also with an eGPUs.

iMacPro, Metal2 and beyond --> --> April 6, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

Thanks Xilofoton, that’s good intel, esp re drivers.
I had an Amiga back in the day. Seriously solid machine.

iMacPro, Metal2 and beyond --> --> April 6, 2018, 10:09 p.m.

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Can you elaborate on the pain? I’m pretty comfortable with Unix, using the terminal, etc and AFAIK, most Linux users seem to be happy enough with their builds

If you're a comfortable with unix then linux is fine. Not sure why you are asking about hardware then? It's simply a multi-core/gpu system with the latest mobo, the fastest ram, pci lanes et al. HW is easy compared to bash!
I’ve never bought / built one so distros, specs, seem like a good place to get advice. Also, h/w atm is a changing landscape, eg, eGPUs, RAM costs, etc.