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    Do you guys get any sort of end of project notification
    posted by  on Aug. 24, 2014, 9:50 p.m. (2 days ago)

    Hey,

     

    Just looking at something here today and it highlights an old gripe of mine, tech ops don't actually get notified when a production has actually finished.  The obvious thing would be to think, we'll it's in the cinema so the job is done.  There always seems to be little bits and pieces we do after a production ends that still make use some of the mailing lists, security group requirements and the like. 

     

    The end result is we have our systems littered with redundant security groups, mailing lists, deployed software that was specific for a task etc.  Do you guys have any sort of systems in place where you get something from production to officially end a production and anything system wise that was associated with it?

     

    Thanks

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    Support Engineering Supervisor

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    Hey,

     

    Just looking at something here today and it highlights an old gripe of mine, tech ops don't actually get notified when a production has actually finished.  The obvious thing would be to think, we'll it's in the cinema so the job is done.  There always seems to be little bits and pieces we do after a production ends that still make use some of the mailing lists, security group requirements and the like. 

     

    The end result is we have our systems littered with redundant security groups, mailing lists, deployed software that was specific for a task etc.  Do you guys have any sort of systems in place where you get something from production to officially end a production and anything system wise that was associated with it?

     

    Thanks

    --
    Steven Lees-Smith
    Support Engineering Supervisor

    T: +61 2 9383 4800 (main)
    T: +61 2 8310 3505 (direct)
    F: +61 2 9383 4801 (fax)

    Animal Logic

    Have you been to our NEW digs? Check them out at http://www.animallogic.com

    Please think of the environment before printing this email. This email and any attachments may be confidential and/or privileged. If you are not the intended recipient of this email, you must not disclose or use the information contained in it. Please notify the sender immediately and delete this document if you have received it in error. We do not guarantee this email is error or virus free.


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  • 08/24/14--23:15: RUN Studios is hiring!
  • RUN Studios is hiring!
    posted by Anh Quach on Aug. 25, 2014, 2:15 a.m. (1 day ago)
    Hi all, 

    We have a Director of I.T. position open for immediate hire at RUN Studios. SSA job posting here: 

    If interested please apply via Jobvite here: 

    Please pass along if you know any interested parties. Thanks!

    -Anh

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    Hi all, 

    We have a Director of I.T. position open for immediate hire at RUN Studios. SSA job posting here: 

    If interested please apply via Jobvite here: 

    Please pass along if you know any interested parties. Thanks!

    -Anh


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  • 08/25/14--07:31: Krita introduction
  • Krita introduction
    posted by Timothée Giet on Aug. 25, 2014, 10:31 a.m. (1 day ago)

    Hi,

    My name is Timothée Giet aka Animtim, from the Krita software project.
    I met some people from this list at Siggraph this month. For those who missed it, Krita is a Free and Open-Source digital painting software.
    It has been ready for all kinds of painting workflow since some time, like concept-art, illustrations, story-boarding...
    We have made a lot of work to make it useful for VFX and animation workflow in our next release, with improved support for OpenColorIO color management and color selectors, and a beginning of animation support with timeline, onionskin and playback.
    Not to forget, it works best on Linux, though we now also have a pretty stable windows version.

    So if you want to deploy it in your production pipeline and need any kind of support, you can contact us.
    For commercial support to develop new features, fix critical bugs, or anything to improve your workflow, you can contact the Krita foundation:

    https://krita.org/about/krita-foundation/  foundation at krita dot org
    If you need someone to train your team to make the switch efficiently, you can contact me directly: timo at timotheegiet dot com

    On a side note, Boudewijn Rempt (maintainer of the project) has started working on Python support, and we're looking for people interested to sponsor this development...

    And of course if you have any useful feedback about our software, that would be highly appreciated.

    Best regards,

    The Krita Team

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    Hi,

    My name is Timothée Giet aka Animtim, from the Krita software project.
    I met some people from this list at Siggraph this month. For those who missed it, Krita is a Free and Open-Source digital painting software.
    It has been ready for all kinds of painting workflow since some time, like concept-art, illustrations, story-boarding...
    We have made a lot of work to make it useful for VFX and animation workflow in our next release, with improved support for OpenColorIO color management and color selectors, and a beginning of animation support with timeline, onionskin and playback.
    Not to forget, it works best on Linux, though we now also have a pretty stable windows version.

    So if you want to deploy it in your production pipeline and need any kind of support, you can contact us.
    For commercial support to develop new features, fix critical bugs, or anything to improve your workflow, you can contact the Krita foundation:

    https://krita.org/about/krita-foundation/  foundation at krita dot org
    If you need someone to train your team to make the switch efficiently, you can contact me directly: timo at timotheegiet dot com

    On a side note, Boudewijn Rempt (maintainer of the project) has started working on Python support, and we're looking for people interested to sponsor this development...

    And of course if you have any useful feedback about our software, that would be highly appreciated.

    Best regards,

    The Krita Team


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    Do you guys get any sort of end of project notification
    posted by Dave Young on Aug. 25, 2014, 11:55 a.m. (1 day ago)

    we use the end date for a project in CETA to determine when data from all online storages can move to nearline. online storages are things like our sas disk in our hnas, our edit server and all ifffs framestores.

    we have a python 'auto archive' system that queries ceta for all the jobs present on our fast storage that have past their 'end date', it notifies the producers and if the end date isn't extended, the job goes off to nearline the next day.

    its working pretty well and about 70% of the jobs we find on our 'online' storage end up being correctly sent to nearline. the other 25% are extended before any premature nearlineing happens and i'd say about 5% of the jobs go to nearline and have to get pulled back because someone was out of the office when the notification was sent / no one read the notification / etc etc.

    i've found extremely spammy homebrew scripts are very effective in pushing producers to properly fill out the fields in ceta and therefore notify engineering about projects ending :)

    -DY


    Dave Young
    NY Systems Administrator

    T  +1 212 337 3210




    The Mill451 Broadway, 6th Floor, New York,  NY 10013
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    From: studiosysadmins-discuss-bounces@studiosysadmins.com [studiosysadmins-discuss-bounces@studiosysadmins.com] on behalf of Steven Lees-Smith [Steven.Lees-Smith@al.com.au]
    Sent: Sunday, August 24, 2014 9:48 PM
    To: studiosysadmins-discuss@studiosysadmins.com
    Subject: [SSA-Discuss] Do you guys get any sort of end of project notification

    Hey,

     

    Just looking at something here today and it highlights an old gripe of mine, tech ops don't actually get notified when a production has actually finished.  The obvious thing would be to think, we'll it's in the cinema so the job is done.  There always seems to be little bits and pieces we do after a production ends that still make use some of the mailing lists, security group requirements and the like. 

     

    The end result is we have our systems littered with redundant security groups, mailing lists, deployed software that was specific for a task etc.  Do you guys have any sort of systems in place where you get something from production to officially end a production and anything system wise that was associated with it?

     

    Thanks

    --
    Steven Lees-Smith
    Support Engineering Supervisor

    T: +61 2 9383 4800 (main)
    T: +61 2 8310 3505 (direct)
    F: +61 2 9383 4801 (fax)

    Animal Logic

    Have you been to our NEW digs? Check them out athttp://www.animallogic.com

    Please think of the environment before printing this email. This email and any attachments may be confidential and/or privileged. If you are not the intended recipient of this email, you must not disclose or use the information contained in it. Please notify the sender immediately and delete this document if you have received it in error. We do not guarantee this email is error or virus free.

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    we use the end date for a project in CETA to determine when data from all online storages can move to nearline. online storages are things like our sas disk in our hnas, our edit server and all ifffs framestores.

    we have a python 'auto archive' system that queries ceta for all the jobs present on our fast storage that have past their 'end date', it notifies the producers and if the end date isn't extended, the job goes off to nearline the next day.

    its working pretty well and about 70% of the jobs we find on our 'online' storage end up being correctly sent to nearline. the other 25% are extended before any premature nearlineing happens and i'd say about 5% of the jobs go to nearline and have to get pulled back because someone was out of the office when the notification was sent / no one read the notification / etc etc.

    i've found extremely spammy homebrew scripts are very effective in pushing producers to properly fill out the fields in ceta and therefore notify engineering about projects ending :)

    -DY


    Dave Young
    NY Systems Administrator

    T  +1 212 337 3210




    The Mill451 Broadway, 6th Floor, New York,  NY 10013
    themill.com | themillblog.com | @millchannel | facebook.com/millchannel


    From: studiosysadmins-discuss-bounces@studiosysadmins.com [studiosysadmins-discuss-bounces@studiosysadmins.com] on behalf of Steven Lees-Smith [Steven.Lees-Smith@al.com.au]
    Sent: Sunday, August 24, 2014 9:48 PM
    To: studiosysadmins-discuss@studiosysadmins.com
    Subject: [SSA-Discuss] Do you guys get any sort of end of project notification

    Hey,

     

    Just looking at something here today and it highlights an old gripe of mine, tech ops don't actually get notified when a production has actually finished.  The obvious thing would be to think, we'll it's in the cinema so the job is done.  There always seems to be little bits and pieces we do after a production ends that still make use some of the mailing lists, security group requirements and the like. 

     

    The end result is we have our systems littered with redundant security groups, mailing lists, deployed software that was specific for a task etc.  Do you guys have any sort of systems in place where you get something from production to officially end a production and anything system wise that was associated with it?

     

    Thanks

    --
    Steven Lees-Smith
    Support Engineering Supervisor

    T: +61 2 9383 4800 (main)
    T: +61 2 8310 3505 (direct)
    F: +61 2 9383 4801 (fax)

    Animal Logic

    Have you been to our NEW digs? Check them out athttp://www.animallogic.com

    Please think of the environment before printing this email. This email and any attachments may be confidential and/or privileged. If you are not the intended recipient of this email, you must not disclose or use the information contained in it. Please notify the sender immediately and delete this document if you have received it in error. We do not guarantee this email is error or virus free.


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  • 08/26/14--10:25: Google aquires Zync!
  • Google aquires Zync!
    posted by Saker Klippsten on Aug. 26, 2014, 1:25 p.m.
    https://www.zyncrender.com/

    Will be interesting to see the pricing for rendering and how it compares to rolling a render farm in house and renting.. We have done lots of cost comparisons and its still cheaper for us to rent and roll our own farm in house.

    Either way congrats Todd!

    -S




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    https://www.zyncrender.com/

    Will be interesting to see the pricing for rendering and how it compares to rolling a render farm in house and renting.. We have done lots of cost comparisons and its still cheaper for us to rent and roll our own farm in house.

    Either way congrats Todd!

    -S





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  • 08/26/14--20:00: Mavericks Network Issues
  • Mavericks Network Issues
    posted by Ryan McKeague on Aug. 26, 2014, 11 p.m. (1 day ago)

    We recently upgraded some of our OSX servers to Mavericks. We connect to NAS storage that is hosted on these servers from both Mac and Windows clients. Post Mavericks upgrade when connecting to the NAS storage over 1GbE from Windows 7 clients we are experiencing issues reading directories of DPX sequences. For example, a directory containing 100 DPX frames will only be seen as containing 20 DPX frames. I suspect that Mavericks changing to the SMB2 protocol is at the core of this issue. I have already told Mavericks to default to SMB1 using:

    echo "[default]" >> ~/Library/Preferences/nsmb.conf; echo "smb_neg=smb1_only" >> ~/Library/Preferences/nsmb.conf

    but this does not solve my issue. I believe this is only telling Mavericks to default to SMB1 when connecting to other servers. But how can I tell Mavericks to default its share protocol to SMB1?

    Any insight is greatly appreciated.

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    We recently upgraded some of our OSX servers to Mavericks. We connect to NAS storage that is hosted on these servers from both Mac and Windows clients. Post Mavericks upgrade when connecting to the NAS storage over 1GbE from Windows 7 clients we are experiencing issues reading directories of DPX sequences. For example, a directory containing 100 DPX frames will only be seen as containing 20 DPX frames. I suspect that Mavericks changing to the SMB2 protocol is at the core of this issue. I have already told Mavericks to default to SMB1 using:

    echo "[default]" >> ~/Library/Preferences/nsmb.conf; echo "smb_neg=smb1_only" >> ~/Library/Preferences/nsmb.conf

    but this does not solve my issue. I believe this is only telling Mavericks to default to SMB1 when connecting to other servers. But how can I tell Mavericks to default its share protocol to SMB1?

    Any insight is greatly appreciated.


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    You're gonna need a bigger tape...
    posted by Will Rosecrans on Aug. 27, 2014, 2:10 a.m.
    So, 8 TB hard drives are now shipping.


    Obviously, the march of progress is nothing new or shocking to any of us, but it does mean that you can now easily stuff 32 TB useable into a simple 5 drive RAID-5 array. Which is larger than some whole Isilon clusters currently still in service. Or a single Dell PowerEdge 720 has 12 drive bays for 96 TB raw.

    So, good luck finishing your backups with your existing infrastsructure in your nightly window once these things are widely deployed.



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    So, 8 TB hard drives are now shipping.


    Obviously, the march of progress is nothing new or shocking to any of us, but it does mean that you can now easily stuff 32 TB useable into a simple 5 drive RAID-5 array. Which is larger than some whole Isilon clusters currently still in service. Or a single Dell PowerEdge 720 has 12 drive bays for 96 TB raw.

    So, good luck finishing your backups with your existing infrastsructure in your nightly window once these things are widely deployed.




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  • 08/27/14--08:15: JMR Mac Pro Mounts?
  • JMR Mac Pro Mounts?
    posted by Rob LaRose on Aug. 27, 2014, 11:15 a.m.

    Is anybody using these?  If you buy the Sonnet 3-slot PCIe Cage and one of these, its still a little cheaper than Sonnets xMac PRO box..

    http://www.jmr.com/public/jmr.probrack.php

    ..but is it functional?

    Rob

    rob larose
     | engineer | rock paper scissors | 212-255-6446 | www.rockpaperscissors.com

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    Is anybody using these?  If you buy the Sonnet 3-slot PCIe Cage and one of these, its still a little cheaper than Sonnets xMac PRO box..

    http://www.jmr.com/public/jmr.probrack.php

    ..but is it functional?

    Rob

    rob larose
     | engineer | rock paper scissors | 212-255-6446 | www.rockpaperscissors.com


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  • 08/27/14--11:20: LISA14 - program announced
  • LISA14 - program announced
    posted by Rory Falloon on Aug. 27, 2014, 2:20 p.m.
    https://www.usenix.org/conference/lisa14

    I've seen a few of the videos posted from time to time. Has anyone on the list been to previous LISA conferences? 

    Rory Falloon
    Snr. Systems Administrator
    Mr. X Inc.
    T:  (416) 595-6222, x 290

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    https://www.usenix.org/conference/lisa14

    I've seen a few of the videos posted from time to time. Has anyone on the list been to previous LISA conferences? 

    Rory Falloon
    Snr. Systems Administrator
    Mr. X Inc.
    T:  (416) 595-6222, x 290


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  • 08/28/14--07:30: Need an free pass for IBC?
  • Need an free pass for IBC?
    posted by John Hickson on Aug. 28, 2014, 10:30 a.m.

    If anyone in the SSA team is looking to attend IBC this year and needs a free exhibition pass please contact Jaina at Avere (jdesai@averesystems.com)

     

    -John

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    If anyone in the SSA team is looking to attend IBC this year and needs a free exhibition pass please contact Jaina at Avere (jdesai@averesystems.com)

     

    -John


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    Flame Framestores, Wire, etc. Can we nominate JF for something?
    posted by Rob LaRose on Aug. 28, 2014, 10:40 a.m.

    Preamble:  
    Just in case nobodys said it in a while, JF is kind of a superhero, isnt he?  Every time I realize something new and terrifying about the Flame galaxy, I come across this, and I understand 2 more words of it, which makes me feel a little bit better:


    Actual Topic:  
    As we move from one Flame to one Flame + one Flame Assist, Ive realized that when Flame Assist imports clips & caches media to the framestore, it doesnt write the frames to the framestore directly (even though it has nice fast access to the framestore via fiber SAN), but rather is sending them over the 1Gb Ethernet network to the flames sw_serverd, which is actually writing the frames to the storage.  This might sound like ABCs to some of you, but Im just finding it out so..

    For you Flame veterans is this just the way it is?  Seems like playback in the Flame Assist reads the frames directly from the framestore, so why cant import?  And are there workflow hacks that get around this bottleneck (apart from installing 10GbE in both systems)?  E.g., what if I made a second framestore, owned by the Flame Assist, and cached media into that?  Can I then move it from one to the other relatively fast?

    or ?

    Rob will become an expert in this.


    rob larose
     | engineer | rock paper scissors | 212-255-6446 | www.rockpaperscissors.com

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    Preamble:  
    Just in case nobodys said it in a while, JF is kind of a superhero, isnt he?  Every time I realize something new and terrifying about the Flame galaxy, I come across this, and I understand 2 more words of it, which makes me feel a little bit better:


    Actual Topic:  
    As we move from one Flame to one Flame + one Flame Assist, Ive realized that when Flame Assist imports clips & caches media to the framestore, it doesnt write the frames to the framestore directly (even though it has nice fast access to the framestore via fiber SAN), but rather is sending them over the 1Gb Ethernet network to the flames sw_serverd, which is actually writing the frames to the storage.  This might sound like ABCs to some of you, but Im just finding it out so..

    For you Flame veterans is this just the way it is?  Seems like playback in the Flame Assist reads the frames directly from the framestore, so why cant import?  And are there workflow hacks that get around this bottleneck (apart from installing 10GbE in both systems)?  E.g., what if I made a second framestore, owned by the Flame Assist, and cached media into that?  Can I then move it from one to the other relatively fast?

    or ?

    Rob will become an expert in this.


    rob larose
     | engineer | rock paper scissors | 212-255-6446 | www.rockpaperscissors.com


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    Flame Framestores, Wire, etc. Can we nominate JF for something?
    posted by Dan Young on Aug. 28, 2014, 6 p.m.
    Well,

    Under linux, you have a file called sw_framestore_map - I have yet to integrate a FA license, although many customers of ours have completed cross-grades to move from smac.... Inside of the framestore_map file, you usually have a list of framestores, and a list of interfaces on which you connect to those framestores - so in the situation where machines are connected with multiple routes, you could utilize a higher bandwidth route - however this is typically limited to TCPIP, infiniiband over ip, 10g, etc - you are saying it has "nice fast access through fiber SAN" but that kind of doesn't mean very much - a Flame system would mount a fibre volume of some kind (stornext, terribleBlock, whatever) - but you (as far as I'm aware) wouldn't be able to simply mount the same volume with FA, you would probably have to go through IBoIP or regular-ass TCP/IP networking.

    If you only have a Flame Assist, and a Flame, I would suggest relinquishing your fiber card in the FA, as well as the license for your SAN (if this will save you money, naturally) and using a 10g card in both machines with an SFP+ cable (twinax/aphenol/etc) if they're under 7m away from one another, and specifying that the connectivity to the Flame (where the Flame is the HOST for the Flame Assist) is to strictly utilize that network, and you would be successfully piggybacking things. If you're both mounting a fibre volume, you will be technically passing it back and forth, yes - and on 1ge that's no way to live, man.

    DY


    On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 10:38 AM, Rob LaRose <rlarose@rockpaperscissors.com> wrote:

    Preamble:
    Just in case nobodys said it in a while, JF is kind of a superhero, isnt he? Every time I realize something new and terrifying about the Flame galaxy, I come across this, and I understand 2 more words of it, which makes me feel a little bit better:


    Actual Topic:
    As we move from one Flame to one Flame + one Flame Assist, Ive realized that when Flame Assist imports clips & caches media to the framestore, it doesnt write the frames to the framestore directly (even though it has nice fast access to the framestore via fiber SAN), but rather is sending them over the 1Gb Ethernet network to the flames sw_serverd, which is actually writing the frames to the storage. This might sound like ABCs to some of you, but Im just finding it out so..

    For you Flame veterans is this just the way it is? Seems like playback in the Flame Assist reads the frames directly from the framestore, so why cant import? And are there workflow hacks that get around this bottleneck (apart from installing 10GbE in both systems)? E.g., what if I made a second framestore, owned by the Flame Assist, and cached media into that? Can I then move it from one to the other relatively fast?

    or ?

    Rob will become an expert in this.


    rob larose
    | engineer | rock paper scissors |212-255-6446|www.rockpaperscissors.com


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    Well,

    Under linux, you have a file called sw_framestore_map - I have yet to integrate a FA license, although many customers of ours have completed cross-grades to move from smac.... Inside of the framestore_map file, you usually have a list of framestores, and a list of interfaces on which you connect to those framestores - so in the situation where machines are connected with multiple routes, you could utilize a higher bandwidth route - however this is typically limited to TCPIP, infiniiband over ip, 10g, etc - you are saying it has "nice fast access through fiber SAN" but that kind of doesn't mean very much - a Flame system would mount a fibre volume of some kind (stornext, terribleBlock, whatever) - but you (as far as I'm aware) wouldn't be able to simply mount the same volume with FA, you would probably have to go through IBoIP or regular-ass TCP/IP networking.

    If you only have a Flame Assist, and a Flame, I would suggest relinquishing your fiber card in the FA, as well as the license for your SAN (if this will save you money, naturally) and using a 10g card in both machines with an SFP+ cable (twinax/aphenol/etc) if they're under 7m away from one another, and specifying that the connectivity to the Flame (where the Flame is the HOST for the Flame Assist) is to strictly utilize that network, and you would be successfully piggybacking things. If you're both mounting a fibre volume, you will be technically passing it back and forth, yes - and on 1ge that's no way to live, man.

    DY


    On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 10:38 AM, Rob LaRose <rlarose@rockpaperscissors.com> wrote:

    Preamble:
    Just in case nobodys said it in a while, JF is kind of a superhero, isnt he? Every time I realize something new and terrifying about the Flame galaxy, I come across this, and I understand 2 more words of it, which makes me feel a little bit better:


    Actual Topic:
    As we move from one Flame to one Flame + one Flame Assist, Ive realized that when Flame Assist imports clips & caches media to the framestore, it doesnt write the frames to the framestore directly (even though it has nice fast access to the framestore via fiber SAN), but rather is sending them over the 1Gb Ethernet network to the flames sw_serverd, which is actually writing the frames to the storage. This might sound like ABCs to some of you, but Im just finding it out so..

    For you Flame veterans is this just the way it is? Seems like playback in the Flame Assist reads the frames directly from the framestore, so why cant import? And are there workflow hacks that get around this bottleneck (apart from installing 10GbE in both systems)? E.g., what if I made a second framestore, owned by the Flame Assist, and cached media into that? Can I then move it from one to the other relatively fast?

    or ?

    Rob will become an expert in this.


    rob larose
    | engineer | rock paper scissors |212-255-6446|www.rockpaperscissors.com


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    Using Flame / Flare with autofs
    posted by Paul Simpson on Aug. 29, 2014, 8 a.m.
    Hi All,

    Maybe a silly question, but are autofs mounts "safe" to use with flame/flare? I ask as Autode$k products seem to be more "sensitive" than others.

    This would be for main production file-server mounts.

    Any thoughts / suggestions / theories or opinions most welcome.

    Cheers,

    Paul


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    Hi All,

    Maybe a silly question, but are autofs mounts "safe" to use with flame/flare? I ask as Autode$k products seem to be more "sensitive" than others.

    This would be for main production file-server mounts.

    Any thoughts / suggestions / theories or opinions most welcome.

    Cheers,

    Paul



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    SSA LONDON BYE! My Thank you thread
    posted by Ben De Luca on Aug. 29, 2014, 10:45 a.m.
    Hey Thanks
    All who came last night it was the best SSA I have been to yet! Avere was kind enough to provide us with a great technical talk from Matt Provost and beer and burgers and more beer. Thanks Jaina for your support!

    This was my last event as the SSA rep in London as I am off to Singapore soon. William Cooper and Pete Smith are taking over my role here.


    So huge thanks to
    John for starting this all off
    Dan young for convincing me to look after things here,
    All of our Sponsors over the years who have been involved.

    Thanks Ben, Jaina, Rich, for letting us spend your money!

    -bd


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    Hey Thanks
    All who came last night it was the best SSA I have been to yet! Avere was kind enough to provide us with a great technical talk from Matt Provost and beer and burgers and more beer. Thanks Jaina for your support!

    This was my last event as the SSA rep in London as I am off to Singapore soon. William Cooper and Pete Smith are taking over my role here.


    So huge thanks to
    John for starting this all off
    Dan young for convincing me to look after things here,
    All of our Sponsors over the years who have been involved.

    Thanks Ben, Jaina, Rich, for letting us spend your money!

    -bd



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    Autodesk to stop selling licenses?
    posted by Jimmy Christensen on Aug. 29, 2014, 5:20 p.m.

    http://www.cgchannel.com/2014/08/autodesk-considering-ditching-software-licences/

    What worries me most is that they have Adobe as the model. So maybe no more "real" floating licenses?

    - Jimmy

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    http://www.cgchannel.com/2014/08/autodesk-considering-ditching-software-licences/

    What worries me most is that they have Adobe as the model. So maybe no more "real" floating licenses?

    - Jimmy


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  • 09/02/14--16:15: Colour Science in Python
  • Colour Science in Python
    posted by Jathavan Sriram on Sept. 2, 2014, 7:15 p.m. (4 days ago)
    This is amazing!

    http://colour-science.org/

    jatha

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    This is amazing!

    http://colour-science.org/

    jatha

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    Phone: +49/ 40 411 880 500
    sriram@harvest-postproduction.com
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    Managing Director: Florian Arlart
    Trade register: Harvest Digital Agriculture GmbH, HRB 121482


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  • 09/03/14--05:20: IBC - Who's going?
  • IBC - Who's going?
    posted by Jez Tucker on Sept. 3, 2014, 8:20 a.m. (3 days ago)
    Hey all,

    I'm at IBC this yearon 12th & 13th Sept.

    By all means pop by for a look at our Python API for PixStor/GPFS, REST support and other developments.

    I'll be at Hall 7, Stand 7.E10. See:http://goo.gl/kcTM9a


    What's everyone else up to / planning to see? (Beach bar aside ;-)

    Any SSA ad-hoc meet up? Willem?

    Jez


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    Hey all,

    I'm at IBC this yearon 12th & 13th Sept.

    By all means pop by for a look at our Python API for PixStor/GPFS, REST support and other developments.

    I'll be at Hall 7, Stand 7.E10. See:http://goo.gl/kcTM9a


    What's everyone else up to / planning to see? (Beach bar aside ;-)

    Any SSA ad-hoc meet up? Willem?

    Jez


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  • 09/03/14--07:40: impromptu IBC SSA meetup
  • impromptu IBC SSA meetup
    posted by Peter Smith on Sept. 3, 2014, 10:40 a.m. (3 days ago)
    Saturday. Beach Bar. 16:00.

    Wear your best pants.
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    From: studiosysadmins-discuss-bounces@studiosysadmins.com [studiosysadmins-discuss-bounces@studiosysadmins.com] on behalf of Jez Tucker [jtucker@pixitmedia.com]
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    To: studiosysadmins-discuss@studiosysadmins.com
    Subject: [SSA-Discuss] IBC - Who's going?

    Hey all,

      I'm at IBC this year on 12th & 13th Sept.

    By all means pop by for a look at our Python API for PixStor/GPFS, REST support and other developments.

    I'll be at Hall 7, Stand 7.E10. See: http://goo.gl/kcTM9a


    What's everyone else up to / planning to see?  (Beach bar aside ;-)

    Any SSA ad-hoc meet up?  Willem?

    Jez


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    Saturday. Beach Bar. 16:00.

    Wear your best pants.
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    Pete Smith

    Engineer

    Smoke & Mirrors

    d: +44 (0)20 3206 6511

    m: +44 (0)7738 067455

    e: petersmith@smoke-mirrors.com

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    1-5 Poland St

    London

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    From: studiosysadmins-discuss-bounces@studiosysadmins.com [studiosysadmins-discuss-bounces@studiosysadmins.com] on behalf of Jez Tucker [jtucker@pixitmedia.com]
    Sent: 03 September 2014 13:18
    To: studiosysadmins-discuss@studiosysadmins.com
    Subject: [SSA-Discuss] IBC - Who's going?

    Hey all,

      I'm at IBC this year on 12th & 13th Sept.

    By all means pop by for a look at our Python API for PixStor/GPFS, REST support and other developments.

    I'll be at Hall 7, Stand 7.E10. See: http://goo.gl/kcTM9a


    What's everyone else up to / planning to see?  (Beach bar aside ;-)

    Any SSA ad-hoc meet up?  Willem?

    Jez


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    Job Opp - Systems Support Engineer
    posted by Francisco Ernesto Lima on Sept. 3, 2014, 11:10 a.m. (3 days ago)
    Hello to all!

    Gramercy Park Studios - London - Soho, is looking for a Systems Engineer.

    Check it out:

    Best Rgds!

    Chico Lima
    VFX Supervisor

    The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.
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    Hello to all!

    Gramercy Park Studios - London - Soho, is looking for a Systems Engineer.

    Check it out:

    Best Rgds!

    Chico Lima
    VFX Supervisor

    The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.
    Chinese Proverb


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  • 09/03/14--09:15: adobe reader and linux
  • adobe reader and linux
    posted by Greg Whynott on Sept. 3, 2014, 12:15 p.m. (3 days ago)

    In our hopes Adobe will port PhotoShop some day, the recent (or not so recent, not sure when this happened, wasn't paying attention) cut of flash and more recently reader from linux isn't very encouraging. I'm a bit bummed out that Reader was chopped.

    anyway if you need Reader:

    wget http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/9.x/9.5.5/enu/AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386linux_enu.deb

    dpkg -i --force-architecture AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386linux_enu.deb



    they may remove these packages from their site so you may want to grab one for the archive.


    -g


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    In our hopes Adobe will port PhotoShop some day, the recent (or not so recent, not sure when this happened, wasn't paying attention) cut of flash and more recently reader from linux isn't very encouraging. I'm a bit bummed out that Reader was chopped.

    anyway if you need Reader:

    wget http://ardownload.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/unix/9.x/9.5.5/enu/AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386linux_enu.deb

    dpkg -i --force-architecture AdbeRdr9.5.5-1_i386linux_enu.deb



    they may remove these packages from their site so you may want to grab one for the archive.


    -g



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