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    Basic network versus local software deployment questions
    posted by conomara on Sept. 4, 2018, 10:03 a.m. (3 days ago)

    Hello,

     

    I have been working at large companies for the past decade ++ as an artist/some pipeline work, and have since moved to a small one. They are running software locally....houdini, maya etc

    and are having predicatable trouble, having to run around to each machine when updates are needed, individual machines running problematic versions etc.

    In larger companies we had a disk image that we pushed out on boot to the artists local machines and render farm (linux).

    However Im pretty sure the application binaries were central on a server ,and not pushed out locally with the image, I dont think the image contained much in the way of the actual applications, more env, linux distro maybe.

    If I remember right we would source server based binaries such as houdini, maya, katana etc and then I guess we were running an instance of houdini locally.

    Does this sounds correct/possible

    Also, is there a significant hit on the network (i dont remember there ever being) from sourcing binaries from a server. we have 1 Gig switches I tink.

    Im sure this was never an issue, eg compared with render farm blades requesting textures acorss a network. 

    Also, new studio is (shudder) windows, is this setup possible on windows.

    And i guess we need a licence server as well, with floating licences?

    All in all we need at least a sys admin to come in part time/consultant, then full time, but I want to know that this is a practical acheivable thing first based on a pretty basic network. I remember being able to do this no worries in the larger companies 12 years ago.

    Final question, is what if any are the downsides of mainting image and software centrally

    big thanks in advance

    Conor

    Thread Tags:
      deployment 

    0 Responses     0 Plus One's     0 Comments  
     

    Hello,

     

    I have been working at large companies for the past decade ++ as an artist/some pipeline work, and have since moved to a small one. They are running software locally....houdini, maya etc

    and are having predicatable trouble, having to run around to each machine when updates are needed, individual machines running problematic versions etc.

    In larger companies we had a disk image that we pushed out on boot to the artists local machines and render farm (linux).

    However Im pretty sure the application binaries were central on a server ,and not pushed out locally with the image, I dont think the image contained much in the way of the actual applications, more env, linux distro maybe.

    If I remember right we would source server based binaries such as houdini, maya, katana etc and then I guess we were running an instance of houdini locally.

    Does this sounds correct/possible

    Also, is there a significant hit on the network (i dont remember there ever being) from sourcing binaries from a server. we have 1 Gig switches I tink.

    Im sure this was never an issue, eg compared with render farm blades requesting textures acorss a network. 

    Also, new studio is (shudder) windows, is this setup possible on windows.

    And i guess we need a licence server as well, with floating licences?

    All in all we need at least a sys admin to come in part time/consultant, then full time, but I want to know that this is a practical acheivable thing first based on a pretty basic network. I remember being able to do this no worries in the larger companies 12 years ago.

    Final question, is what if any are the downsides of mainting image and software centrally

    big thanks in advance

    Conor


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    Basic network versus local software deployment questions
    posted by Saham Ali on Sept. 4, 2018, 10:20 a.m. (3 days ago)
    Hey Conor,
    Hit me up off list and maybe we can chat.
    -Saham


    On Tue, Sep 4, 2018 at 10:03 AM conomara <content@studiosysadmins.com> wrote:

    Hello,

    I have been working at large companies for the past decade ++ as an artist/some pipeline work, and have since moved to a small one. They are running software locally....houdini, maya etc

    and are having predicatable trouble, having to run around to each machine when updates are needed, individual machines running problematic versions etc.

    In larger companies we had a disk image that we pushed out on boot to the artists local machines and render farm (linux).

    However Im pretty sure the application binaries were central on a server ,and not pushed out locally with the image, I dont think the image contained much in the way of the actual applications, more env, linux distro maybe.

    If I remember right we would source server based binaries such as houdini, maya, katana etc and then I guess we were running an instance of houdini locally.

    Does this sounds correct/possible

    Also, is there a significant hit on the network (i dont remember there ever being) from sourcing binaries from a server. we have 1 Gig switches I tink.

    Im sure this was never an issue, eg compared with render farm blades requesting textures acorss a network.

    Also, new studio is (shudder) windows, is this setup possible on windows.

    And i guess we need a licence server as well, with floating licences?

    All in all we need at least a sys admin to come in part time/consultant, then full time, but I want to know that this is a practical acheivable thing first based on a pretty basic network. I remember being able to do this no worries in the larger companies 12 years ago.

    Final question, is what if any are the downsides of mainting image and software centrally

    big thanks in advance

    Conor

    To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe



    Thread Tags:
      discuss-at-studiosysadmins 

    0 Responses     0 Plus One's     0 Comments  
     
    Hey Conor,
    Hit me up off list and maybe we can chat.
    -Saham


    On Tue, Sep 4, 2018 at 10:03 AM conomara <content@studiosysadmins.com> wrote:

    Hello,

    I have been working at large companies for the past decade ++ as an artist/some pipeline work, and have since moved to a small one. They are running software locally....houdini, maya etc

    and are having predicatable trouble, having to run around to each machine when updates are needed, individual machines running problematic versions etc.

    In larger companies we had a disk image that we pushed out on boot to the artists local machines and render farm (linux).

    However Im pretty sure the application binaries were central on a server ,and not pushed out locally with the image, I dont think the image contained much in the way of the actual applications, more env, linux distro maybe.

    If I remember right we would source server based binaries such as houdini, maya, katana etc and then I guess we were running an instance of houdini locally.

    Does this sounds correct/possible

    Also, is there a significant hit on the network (i dont remember there ever being) from sourcing binaries from a server. we have 1 Gig switches I tink.

    Im sure this was never an issue, eg compared with render farm blades requesting textures acorss a network.

    Also, new studio is (shudder) windows, is this setup possible on windows.

    And i guess we need a licence server as well, with floating licences?

    All in all we need at least a sys admin to come in part time/consultant, then full time, but I want to know that this is a practical acheivable thing first based on a pretty basic network. I remember being able to do this no worries in the larger companies 12 years ago.

    Final question, is what if any are the downsides of mainting image and software centrally

    big thanks in advance

    Conor

    To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe




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    Basic network versus local software deployment questions
    posted by Zorion Terrell on Sept. 4, 2018, 12:05 p.m. (3 days ago)

    Tom, loading Maya from the network on Windows is totally doable and load times are not as brutal as you might think.

     

    Conor, how big is your studio? You can easily maintain installed versions of packages with a tool like PDQ Deploy and Inventory.

    That being said many apps can be run off the network as well.

     

     

     

     

    Zorion Terrell

    Director of IT | DHX Media

    e:zorion.terrell@dhxmedia.com

    t: 604-684-2363| m:604-562-5148

    380 West 5th Ave

    Vancouver, BC Canada V5Y 1J5

     

    Email Signature_DHX_Media

     

    From: studiosysadmins-discuss-bounces@studiosysadmins.com <studiosysadmins-discuss-bounces@studiosysadmins.com>On Behalf Of Tom S.
    Sent: Tuesday, September 4, 2018 8:37 AM
    To: studiosysadmins-discuss@studiosysadmins.com
    Subject: Re: [SSA-Discuss] Basic network versus local software deployment questions

     

    Conor, it sounds like you're in a bit over your head. You do need to get someone in  with enough experience to guide you. 

    You are approaching your questions backward - how much can we cram into our current setup. You should start from what you need to be able to do and what you need to put into place to support that. What is causing inefficiencies? How much time is being spent on various activities?

    The answer to your basic question about whether "this is a practical achievable thing" would be hard to answer. First, you aren't very specific in your questions. Second, it would require more in depth knowledge of your setup.

    Whether or not software can be run from the network or locally is wholly dependent on the Operating System of the workstation and the requirements of the application. You won't be able to run Windows Maya from the network. Even if you could, I'm not sure you would want to. Your load times would be awful.

    For reference, 1 Gb switches are now more "quaint" than cutting edge.

    For your concern about a licensing question, that's a decision that needs to be made on the cost of the licenses, the ability to share them, the need for flexibility, cost, etc. It's easier to manage floating licenses. But this will also depend on the size of the company, the sophistication of the IT staff, and the financial resources available.

    Find a good local consultant who can point you in the right direction. There's lots of people on this forum who consult.

     

     

    Thread Tags:
      discuss-at-studiosysadmins 

    0 Responses     0 Plus One's     0 Comments  
     

    Tom, loading Maya from the network on Windows is totally doable and load times are not as brutal as you might think.

     

    Conor, how big is your studio? You can easily maintain installed versions of packages with a tool like PDQ Deploy and Inventory.

    That being said many apps can be run off the network as well.

     

     

     

     

    Zorion Terrell

    Director of IT | DHX Media

    e:zorion.terrell@dhxmedia.com

    t: 604-684-2363| m:604-562-5148

    380 West 5th Ave

    Vancouver, BC Canada V5Y 1J5

     

    Email Signature_DHX_Media

     

    From: studiosysadmins-discuss-bounces@studiosysadmins.com <studiosysadmins-discuss-bounces@studiosysadmins.com>On Behalf Of Tom S.
    Sent: Tuesday, September 4, 2018 8:37 AM
    To: studiosysadmins-discuss@studiosysadmins.com
    Subject: Re: [SSA-Discuss] Basic network versus local software deployment questions

     

    Conor, it sounds like you're in a bit over your head. You do need to get someone in  with enough experience to guide you. 

    You are approaching your questions backward - how much can we cram into our current setup. You should start from what you need to be able to do and what you need to put into place to support that. What is causing inefficiencies? How much time is being spent on various activities?

    The answer to your basic question about whether "this is a practical achievable thing" would be hard to answer. First, you aren't very specific in your questions. Second, it would require more in depth knowledge of your setup.

    Whether or not software can be run from the network or locally is wholly dependent on the Operating System of the workstation and the requirements of the application. You won't be able to run Windows Maya from the network. Even if you could, I'm not sure you would want to. Your load times would be awful.

    For reference, 1 Gb switches are now more "quaint" than cutting edge.

    For your concern about a licensing question, that's a decision that needs to be made on the cost of the licenses, the ability to share them, the need for flexibility, cost, etc. It's easier to manage floating licenses. But this will also depend on the size of the company, the sophistication of the IT staff, and the financial resources available.

    Find a good local consultant who can point you in the right direction. There's lots of people on this forum who consult.

     

     


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  • 09/07/18--09:43: Flame SCSI drives
  • Flame SCSI drives
    posted by William Shortell on Sept. 7, 2018, 12:43 p.m.

    Any one know where t oget some old flame drive replacements?

     

    Thread Tags:
      cheetah scsi disk flame 

    0 Responses     0 Plus One's     0 Comments  
     

    Any one know where t oget some old flame drive replacements?

     


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    Hiring IT Manager - Vancouver
    posted by Zorion Terrell on Sept. 13, 2018, 6:35 p.m. (1 day ago)

    Hey All,

     

    We’re hiring for an IT Manager position in Vancouver – Job is posting here: https://dhxcareers-dhxmedia.icims.com/jobs/1441/it-manager/job

     

     

     

    Zorion Terrell

    Director of IT | DHX Media

    e:zorion.terrell@dhxmedia.com

    t: 604-684-2363| m: 604-562-5148

    380 West 5th Ave

    Vancouver, BC Canada V5Y 1J5

     

    Email Signature_DHX_Media

     

    Thread Tags:
      discuss-at-studiosysadmins 

    0 Responses     0 Plus One's     0 Comments  
     

    Hey All,

     

    We’re hiring for an IT Manager position in Vancouver – Job is posting here: https://dhxcareers-dhxmedia.icims.com/jobs/1441/it-manager/job

     

     

     

    Zorion Terrell

    Director of IT | DHX Media

    e:zorion.terrell@dhxmedia.com

    t: 604-684-2363| m: 604-562-5148

    380 West 5th Ave

    Vancouver, BC Canada V5Y 1J5

     

    Email Signature_DHX_Media

     


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  • 09/14/18--05:40: IBC dinner
  • IBC dinner
    posted by  on Sept. 14, 2018, 8:40 a.m.
    Hi all,

    Amazon Web Services are happy to sponsor a SSA dinner here at IBC this weekend to give the SSA community an opportunity to network/nerd out/not be pitched to by AWS (unless you specifically ask). Looking for numbers to book a restaurant on Sunday evening.

    Please little r me if your here at IBC and would definitely like to attend.

    Regards,
    Mike
    Thread Tags:
      discuss-at-studiosysadmins 

    0 Responses     0 Plus One's     0 Comments  
     
    Hi all,

    Amazon Web Services are happy to sponsor a SSA dinner here at IBC this weekend to give the SSA community an opportunity to network/nerd out/not be pitched to by AWS (unless you specifically ask). Looking for numbers to book a restaurant on Sunday evening.

    Please little r me if your here at IBC and would definitely like to attend.

    Regards,
    Mike

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  • 09/18/18--10:55: Deadline AWS total costs?
  • Deadline AWS total costs?
    posted by Andrew Klaassen on Sept. 18, 2018, 1:55 p.m. (1 day ago)
    We're thinking about trying out Deadline's AWS service with usage-based licensing as an alternative to buying and building a 3D farm for part of a single project. Anybody tried it yet and/or costed it out? What are the numbers looking like compared to roll-your-own? Andrew To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe
    Thread Tags:
      discuss-at-studiosysadmins 

    0 Responses     0 Plus One's     0 Comments  
     
    We're thinking about trying out Deadline's AWS service with usage-based licensing as an alternative to buying and building a 3D farm for part of a single project. Anybody tried it yet and/or costed it out? What are the numbers looking like compared to roll-your-own? Andrew To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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  • 09/20/18--21:15: Protocol For adding members?
  • Protocol For adding members?
    posted by Ollie Timm on Sept. 21, 2018, 12:15 a.m. (1 day ago)
    I have < 5 people that work with me and Id like to add them as new members.
    How is this done? Thank you in advance 


    ?
    Ollie


    Thread Tags:
      discuss-at-studiosysadmins 

    0 Responses     0 Plus One's     0 Comments  
     
    I have < 5 people that work with me and Id like to add them as new members.
    How is this done? Thank you in advance 


    ?
    Ollie



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    hotbox not working correctly on maya 2017
    posted by robert wild on Sept. 21, 2018, 1:01 p.m. (1 day ago)

    hi all,

    i have an issue when i open up maya 2017 with hotbox on a centos 7 1804 machine

    when i open up maya 2017 and when i hold down the space bar to get hotbox open, it opens it but the screen goes all black with the hotbox menu's

    it shouldnt do this i have been told, it should be see-through so you can still see your project underneath the hotbox menu's, if that makes any sense

    has anyone expeiernced this before

    cheers,

    rob

    Thread Tags:
      maya 

    0 Responses     0 Plus One's     0 Comments  
     

    hi all,

    i have an issue when i open up maya 2017 with hotbox on a centos 7 1804 machine

    when i open up maya 2017 and when i hold down the space bar to get hotbox open, it opens it but the screen goes all black with the hotbox menu's

    it shouldnt do this i have been told, it should be see-through so you can still see your project underneath the hotbox menu's, if that makes any sense

    has anyone expeiernced this before

    cheers,

    rob


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    Hiring Sr. Systems Admin - Whitehouse Post / CarbonVfx
    posted by Suzanne Van Dam on Sept. 26, 2018, 11:20 p.m. (1 day ago)

    Contact: Suzanne Van Dam - svandam@whitehousepost.com

     

    Job Summary

    The Senior Systems Administrator assists the Director of Technology in the research, planning, and

    design of The Whitehouse Post’s global technical infrastructure. The administrator is responsible for the

    daily operation and maintenance of the technical infrastructure, ensuring that it meets or exceeds user

    needs. The administrator also assists the Technical Managers with any support they may need to keep

    the Whitehouse video infrastructure running properly.

    The administrator understands the role of each employee at the Whitehouse and implements technical

    solutions as needed to help each employee succeed. The administrator also stays updated on emerging

    technologies and industry best practices and implements them as they apply to Whitehouse.

    Typical Duties

    • Maintain Fortinet firewalls which includes configuring static IP mapping, site to site VPNs, QOS,

    and security policies

    • Maintain and configure switches from various vendors which can include setting up VLANs and

    trunk ports

    • Maintain and support the Accounting department which includes Windows Server, MSSQL

    Server, and Windows workstations.

    • Maintain remote VPN access for employees with varying levels of access levels

    • Maintain and support our virtual servers which includes VMWare ESXi and Hyper-v

    • Maintain and support our email system which includes Exchange 2013 and Linux based spam

    filters

    • Maintain and support our Windows, MacOS, and Linux servers which can include Active

    Directory, MySQL, Apache, DNS, DHCP, Samba, NFS, and ZFS

    • Maintain the monitoring and reporting systems which include Nagios, Cacti, Observium,

    Logstash, Kibana, and elastic search

    • Maintain and support our wireless hardware which include Ubiquiti devices

    • Maintain and support end users workstations and software installs

    • Develop scripts and tools to help with common tasks

    • Document internal systems and procedures on internal wiki

    • Work with external vendors as needed to support other items like the phone or security systems

    • Travel to each of our global offices to assist in new implementations or other support areas

    Required Skills

    • Active Directory, DNS, SMTP, DHCP, FTP, WDS/MDT

    • VMware and Hyper-V virtualization

    • Solid knowledge of popular switching and routing protocols with the ability to quickly learn

    different vendor specific configuration syntax

    • Windows, Linux, and MacOS

    • Scripting in Powershell, bash, and Python is preferred

    • Basic abilities with writing SQL queries, HTML, CSS, and PHP

    Thread Tags:
      discuss-at-studiosysadmins 

    0 Responses     0 Plus One's     0 Comments  
     

    Contact: Suzanne Van Dam - svandam@whitehousepost.com

     

    Job Summary

    The Senior Systems Administrator assists the Director of Technology in the research, planning, and

    design of The Whitehouse Post’s global technical infrastructure. The administrator is responsible for the

    daily operation and maintenance of the technical infrastructure, ensuring that it meets or exceeds user

    needs. The administrator also assists the Technical Managers with any support they may need to keep

    the Whitehouse video infrastructure running properly.

    The administrator understands the role of each employee at the Whitehouse and implements technical

    solutions as needed to help each employee succeed. The administrator also stays updated on emerging

    technologies and industry best practices and implements them as they apply to Whitehouse.

    Typical Duties

    • Maintain Fortinet firewalls which includes configuring static IP mapping, site to site VPNs, QOS,

    and security policies

    • Maintain and configure switches from various vendors which can include setting up VLANs and

    trunk ports

    • Maintain and support the Accounting department which includes Windows Server, MSSQL

    Server, and Windows workstations.

    • Maintain remote VPN access for employees with varying levels of access levels

    • Maintain and support our virtual servers which includes VMWare ESXi and Hyper-v

    • Maintain and support our email system which includes Exchange 2013 and Linux based spam

    filters

    • Maintain and support our Windows, MacOS, and Linux servers which can include Active

    Directory, MySQL, Apache, DNS, DHCP, Samba, NFS, and ZFS

    • Maintain the monitoring and reporting systems which include Nagios, Cacti, Observium,

    Logstash, Kibana, and elastic search

    • Maintain and support our wireless hardware which include Ubiquiti devices

    • Maintain and support end users workstations and software installs

    • Develop scripts and tools to help with common tasks

    • Document internal systems and procedures on internal wiki

    • Work with external vendors as needed to support other items like the phone or security systems

    • Travel to each of our global offices to assist in new implementations or other support areas

    Required Skills

    • Active Directory, DNS, SMTP, DHCP, FTP, WDS/MDT

    • VMware and Hyper-V virtualization

    • Solid knowledge of popular switching and routing protocols with the ability to quickly learn

    different vendor specific configuration syntax

    • Windows, Linux, and MacOS

    • Scripting in Powershell, bash, and Python is preferred

    • Basic abilities with writing SQL queries, HTML, CSS, and PHP


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    Hiring Help Desk - Whitehouse Post / CarbonVfx
    posted by Suzanne Van Dam on Sept. 26, 2018, 11:24 p.m. (1 day ago)

    Hiring for our Santa Monica office.  Contact Suzanne Van Dam - svandam@whitehousepost.com

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Help Desk Support for users. (Ticketing System)

    • Document internal systems and procedures on internal wiki.

    • Support of a multi OS environment: Windows, Linux, and OSX

    • Scripting/Automation: 

             •PowerShell (all versions), Bash, and AppleScript

             •Python

             •Puppet familiarity

    • RHEL/CENTOS expert experience.

    • Maintain facilities infrastructure; Telephones, HVAC, and Security.

     

     

    PREFERRED SKILLS:

    • Experience with post-production systems including:  AVID and Premiere

    • Worked / working in a ‘like’ Post-Production environment.

    • Ability to quickly learn and implement new technology.

     


    0 Responses     0 Plus One's     0 Comments  
     

    Hiring for our Santa Monica office.  Contact Suzanne Van Dam - svandam@whitehousepost.com

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Help Desk Support for users. (Ticketing System)

    • Document internal systems and procedures on internal wiki.

    • Support of a multi OS environment: Windows, Linux, and OSX

    • Scripting/Automation: 

             •PowerShell (all versions), Bash, and AppleScript

             •Python

             •Puppet familiarity

    • RHEL/CENTOS expert experience.

    • Maintain facilities infrastructure; Telephones, HVAC, and Security.

     

     

    PREFERRED SKILLS:

    • Experience with post-production systems including:  AVID and Premiere

    • Worked / working in a ‘like’ Post-Production environment.

    • Ability to quickly learn and implement new technology.

     


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  • 10/05/18--14:05: 1080Ti vs 2080Ti Redshift
  • 1080Ti vs 2080Ti Redshift
    posted by Grant Fraser on Oct. 5, 2018, 5:05 p.m. (1 day ago)
    Anyone run any tests yet?? 1080Ti vs 2080Ti using Redshift (Maya 2018.4 and C4D R19) With the 2080Ti being twice the price do you get twice the performance? I would accept future-proofing as a reason to buy the 2080Ti if the performance is say 80% better. -- -------------------------------------------- - Grant Fraser - Sydney Australia - - mailto:grantf@grunt.com.au - - http://www.grunt.com.au - - p: +61(0)417375836 - -------------------------------------------- This email may contain commercial-in-confidence or privileged information. It is intended for receipt by the addressee(s) only. Any disclosure, copying or distribution of the email or information contained in it is not authorised by the sender. Please telephone the sender immediately if you have received this email in error. To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe
    Thread Tags:
      discuss-at-studiosysadmins 

    0 Responses     0 Plus One's     0 Comments  
     
    Anyone run any tests yet?? 1080Ti vs 2080Ti using Redshift (Maya 2018.4 and C4D R19) With the 2080Ti being twice the price do you get twice the performance? I would accept future-proofing as a reason to buy the 2080Ti if the performance is say 80% better. -- -------------------------------------------- - Grant Fraser - Sydney Australia - - mailto:grantf@grunt.com.au - - http://www.grunt.com.au - - p: +61(0)417375836 - -------------------------------------------- This email may contain commercial-in-confidence or privileged information. It is intended for receipt by the addressee(s) only. Any disclosure, copying or distribution of the email or information contained in it is not authorised by the sender. Please telephone the sender immediately if you have received this email in error. To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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  • 10/10/18--09:11: SSDs for Youth Education
  • SSDs for Youth Education
    posted by Jean M Mistrot on Oct. 10, 2018, 12:11 p.m. (3 days ago)

    Hey folks,

    Jean Mistrot here again for UME Academy (https://ume.academy) teaching younguns (6-13) about computational thinking.  We manage our own laptop kits and as part of our attemtp to extend the life of these kits are always on the look out for used SSDs (min 80GB) that may be heading to the trash heap.  Any help would be greatly appreciated! You can contact me directly here: jean@ume.academy

    Cheers,

     

    Jean M Mistrot

    Co-founder

    Thread Tags:
      SSD, recycle 

    0 Responses     0 Plus One's     0 Comments  
     

    Hey folks,

    Jean Mistrot here again for UME Academy (https://ume.academy) teaching younguns (6-13) about computational thinking.  We manage our own laptop kits and as part of our attemtp to extend the life of these kits are always on the look out for used SSDs (min 80GB) that may be heading to the trash heap.  Any help would be greatly appreciated! You can contact me directly here: jean@ume.academy

    Cheers,

     

    Jean M Mistrot

    Co-founder


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    Avid Broadcast Engineer Opportunity! Looking to hire immediately!
    posted by Jake  on Oct. 10, 2018, 3:45 p.m. (3 days ago)

    My name is Jake Katz and I am a Professional Recruiter here at Insight Global. One of my clients, a leading media company, is looking for a Broadcast Engineer. This client is located in Manhattan, NYC. This person will need to have a firm understanding of the production work flow cycle. This is primarily a support role so the candidate will be in charge of troubleshooting, resolving issues and building out new servers in a fast paced team environment. This person should be eager to learn and grow within the digital media technology space.

    The opportunity affords competitive compensation and the ability to grow within the organization, if desired. If you are interested in moving forward, please let me know as soon as possible. I would love to schedule a time to speak over the phone. You can reach me at 646-354-5850 and please also send me your updated resume at jake.katz@insightglobal.com.

    Must-have *

    -3-5 years of experience working in the broadcasting space

    -Ability to handle tier 1 support calls/preventative maintenance -Experience installing and configuring systems

    -Experience with Avid Interplay, ISIS or Nexis -Experience with Active Directory

    -Experience working in a virtualized environment

    Plusses

    -Broadcast Knowledge with Nvision, Grass Valley, Miranda, Harmonic, Yamaha, BlackMagic or Multiviewers

    -Experience with editing systems: Avid Media Composer/Newscutter, Boris/Sapphire Effects, Video Codecs or Resolutions

    -Coming from a reseller background -Knowledge of non-linear editing terminology

    -Knowledge of shares storage systems in an editing environment

     

     

    Jake Katz Professional Recruiter at Insight Global

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      Avid, Broadcast Engineer, Broadcast, Engineer 

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    My name is Jake Katz and I am a Professional Recruiter here at Insight Global. One of my clients, a leading media company, is looking for a Broadcast Engineer. This client is located in Manhattan, NYC. This person will need to have a firm understanding of the production work flow cycle. This is primarily a support role so the candidate will be in charge of troubleshooting, resolving issues and building out new servers in a fast paced team environment. This person should be eager to learn and grow within the digital media technology space.

    The opportunity affords competitive compensation and the ability to grow within the organization, if desired. If you are interested in moving forward, please let me know as soon as possible. I would love to schedule a time to speak over the phone. You can reach me at 646-354-5850 and please also send me your updated resume at jake.katz@insightglobal.com.

    Must-have *

    -3-5 years of experience working in the broadcasting space

    -Ability to handle tier 1 support calls/preventative maintenance -Experience installing and configuring systems

    -Experience with Avid Interplay, ISIS or Nexis -Experience with Active Directory

    -Experience working in a virtualized environment

    Plusses

    -Broadcast Knowledge with Nvision, Grass Valley, Miranda, Harmonic, Yamaha, BlackMagic or Multiviewers

    -Experience with editing systems: Avid Media Composer/Newscutter, Boris/Sapphire Effects, Video Codecs or Resolutions

    -Coming from a reseller background -Knowledge of non-linear editing terminology

    -Knowledge of shares storage systems in an editing environment

     

     

    Jake Katz Professional Recruiter at Insight Global


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    10-bit Display on Linux with GeForce cards
    posted by Mike Rochefort on Oct. 31, 2018, 11:30 p.m. (6 days ago)
    Has anyone been able to successfully get 10-bit color working on Linux when using a GeForce card? I know on Windows that windowed OpenGL applications are unsupported, but I could have sworn that limitation didn't exist for Linux. So far with a 1070 plugged into 10-bit capable BenQ monitor (8-bit + FRC) over DisplayPort I'm giving CentOS a brain hemorrhage to say the least. Enabling by modifying the XOrg config's Depth parameters.

    Wondering if anybody else has done this successfully (even with Quadro's). My main reasoning is for single monitor configurations. I realize dedicated output cards with a second display is probably the norm.

    Cheers,
    Mike

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    Has anyone been able to successfully get 10-bit color working on Linux when using a GeForce card? I know on Windows that windowed OpenGL applications are unsupported, but I could have sworn that limitation didn't exist for Linux. So far with a 1070 plugged into 10-bit capable BenQ monitor (8-bit + FRC) over DisplayPort I'm giving CentOS a brain hemorrhage to say the least. Enabling by modifying the XOrg config's Depth parameters.

    Wondering if anybody else has done this successfully (even with Quadro's). My main reasoning is for single monitor configurations. I realize dedicated output cards with a second display is probably the norm.

    Cheers,
    Mike


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  • 11/05/18--12:10: hire me!
  • hire me!
    posted by Greg Whynott on Nov. 5, 2018, 3:10 p.m. (1 day ago)
    Heya,

    I was informed our company is taking a break at the end of the month for an indeterminate amount of time while details of the next project are worked out.

    Should you know anyone who needs short term or perhaps permanent help, please point me their way and say good things about me. ;)

    Thanks much!

    greg



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    Heya,

    I was informed our company is taking a break at the end of the month for an indeterminate amount of time while details of the next project are worked out.

    Should you know anyone who needs short term or perhaps permanent help, please point me their way and say good things about me. ;)

    Thanks much!

    greg




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    Apple blocks linux on new hardware.
    posted by Greg Whynott on Nov. 12, 2018, 5:30 p.m. (1 day ago)
    Adobe is mixed into this somehow, I can feel it. lol

    Apple has made a conscious decision prevent consumers from installing OS's of their choosing onto newer hardware. As a hardware vendor why would you want to? When my conspiracy hat is on it makes the voices in my head say "they can't collect personal info or money from you if linux is installed silly.."..



    -g






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      discuss-at-studiosysadmins 

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    Adobe is mixed into this somehow, I can feel it. lol

    Apple has made a conscious decision prevent consumers from installing OS's of their choosing onto newer hardware. As a hardware vendor why would you want to? When my conspiracy hat is on it makes the voices in my head say "they can't collect personal info or money from you if linux is installed silly.."..



    -g







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    Help, can't change SSA pasword
    posted by Bruce Dobrin on Nov. 14, 2018, 5:50 p.m.

    Click the password change and nothing comes in my email.  Can no longer find a admin contact for this sort of problem on the SSA site.

     

    -Bruce

     

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    Click the password change and nothing comes in my email.  Can no longer find a admin contact for this sort of problem on the SSA site.

     

    -Bruce

     


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    The evolvement of traditional drives, sas, sata, to ssd, m.2, nvme, what is next ….
    posted by Ergi on Nov. 25, 2018, 12:27 p.m. (2 days ago)
    The last two  years i have seen a lot of storage vendors pushing NVME upgrades or offering  explicitly  NVME storage. It appear that is

    ZFS high performance NAS server for media an entertianment becoming the norm these days. We are living in the era of technology advancements, new hard  drives, controllers , network cards, cpus becoming faster, bigger, lower latency every day. That is all good and companies are integrating  those in their workflows, well at least the companies  that can afford it. What i have seen in the the real world is that such solutions are still not enough for a M&E average production. Let me explain my thoughts. If you spec out a full NVME solution is probably in the 200k+  range and you may   get 40TB usable. The system will be super fast  and will have no issues keeping up with the iops and bandwidth for your ever demanding workflow.  Now that you have the system in, you have to figure out to to deliver that performance to the workstation. Find network cards that works with tour OS and compatible drivers.  Use the available  open source protocols  like NFS, SMB and figure out to to optimize them,  or write your own agent/protocol to actually take advantage of that performance. Ok well some of you have that figure out, now you have to see how your NLE will utilize such performance  and how to you maintain that setup with the inevitable upgrades  like OS versions, and application version.

     
     
    What if i tell you that there is another way to get faster performance  than the NVME flash arrays at more affordable cost. 
     
    Well lets get a bit technical now. What is the fastest piece of hardware that access data in a computer? Is it the hard drive ? Is the CPU? Is it the bus (PCI slots) ? Is it the RAM?
    Which one is M&E industry  always in demand. Of course all those do matter in a traditional server but how do you get that performance? One piece of hardware that i have see not being utilize in the traditional  storage vendors is the RAM. Some of the hardware manufacturers will offer hardware controllers that  use some caching or they have some kind of cashing mechanism build in. Not large enough  to make a significant difference. They usually do not get into very details about how that works. You have to dig it up yourself.
     
    RAM is the fastest  way to access data, large data, media and entertainment data. Load that  uncompressed movie into RAM, an average server these day can easily use 1TB of RAM. The challenge here is how to tell the filesystem and the OS to load that data into RAM. I have been working  with Solaris  ZFS for the last 5 years and no other OS/filesystem does it better  and more efficient. ZFS will load the most frequently accessed data in to RAM “ARC”. DDR4 at 2666MHz ECC low latency is utilized here. When the RAM is full the system will load data in the LARC which is the read cache. That is where the fast NVME drives  come handy. We used two 4TB Intel striped and we get 8TB read cache. I can tell you is quite amazing to see both of those RAM and READ CACHE max out on a production day when you have 60 edit bays hitting it. Lets do some quick math here, 1TB of RAM speed and 8TB of two NVME striped using PCI slots. I would say that is fast enough for a traditional  production workflow and also 9TB available  worth of media files ready to serve and any given time. I have posted some benchmarks ran a CLI  from a real production server  below so you can see some realistic numbers. 
     
    More over all the editing, compositing, finishing, motion graphics applications that are being developed are thirsty for ram. You can see it in system resources if you open  4K media  in your timeline. Somehow the application process sucks the entire ram available. They do that to load the data into ram for smoother playback. It does not matter how much ram you install, 64G, 124G, 256G  any modern release software will use it assuming that you have a heavy 4K timeline. 
     
     
     
    Here are some performance stats that we got from out latest  server ZFS-600 that we just put in production. These are results running CLI commands  not theoretical and accumulative bandwidth taken from data sheet products. 
     
    RAM sustainable bandwidth 197GB/sec 
    command line volume test run with dd   7.3GB/sec
    command line multithreaded using iozone 28GB/sec 
    that is upper case means Bytes.
    The full data sheet and server specs  of the ZFS-600 can be found of the here http://ittemple.com/products/
     
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    The last two  years i have seen a lot of storage vendors pushing NVME upgrades or offering  explicitly  NVME storage. It appear that is

    ZFS high performance NAS server for media an entertianment becoming the norm these days. We are living in the era of technology advancements, new hard  drives, controllers , network cards, cpus becoming faster, bigger, lower latency every day. That is all good and companies are integrating  those in their workflows, well at least the companies  that can afford it. What i have seen in the the real world is that such solutions are still not enough for a M&E average production. Let me explain my thoughts. If you spec out a full NVME solution is probably in the 200k+  range and you may   get 40TB usable. The system will be super fast  and will have no issues keeping up with the iops and bandwidth for your ever demanding workflow.  Now that you have the system in, you have to figure out to to deliver that performance to the workstation. Find network cards that works with tour OS and compatible drivers.  Use the available  open source protocols  like NFS, SMB and figure out to to optimize them,  or write your own agent/protocol to actually take advantage of that performance. Ok well some of you have that figure out, now you have to see how your NLE will utilize such performance  and how to you maintain that setup with the inevitable upgrades  like OS versions, and application version.

     
     
    What if i tell you that there is another way to get faster performance  than the NVME flash arrays at more affordable cost. 
     
    Well lets get a bit technical now. What is the fastest piece of hardware that access data in a computer? Is it the hard drive ? Is the CPU? Is it the bus (PCI slots) ? Is it the RAM?
    Which one is M&E industry  always in demand. Of course all those do matter in a traditional server but how do you get that performance? One piece of hardware that i have see not being utilize in the traditional  storage vendors is the RAM. Some of the hardware manufacturers will offer hardware controllers that  use some caching or they have some kind of cashing mechanism build in. Not large enough  to make a significant difference. They usually do not get into very details about how that works. You have to dig it up yourself.
     
    RAM is the fastest  way to access data, large data, media and entertainment data. Load that  uncompressed movie into RAM, an average server these day can easily use 1TB of RAM. The challenge here is how to tell the filesystem and the OS to load that data into RAM. I have been working  with Solaris  ZFS for the last 5 years and no other OS/filesystem does it better  and more efficient. ZFS will load the most frequently accessed data in to RAM “ARC”. DDR4 at 2666MHz ECC low latency is utilized here. When the RAM is full the system will load data in the LARC which is the read cache. That is where the fast NVME drives  come handy. We used two 4TB Intel striped and we get 8TB read cache. I can tell you is quite amazing to see both of those RAM and READ CACHE max out on a production day when you have 60 edit bays hitting it. Lets do some quick math here, 1TB of RAM speed and 8TB of two NVME striped using PCI slots. I would say that is fast enough for a traditional  production workflow and also 9TB available  worth of media files ready to serve and any given time. I have posted some benchmarks ran a CLI  from a real production server  below so you can see some realistic numbers. 
     
    More over all the editing, compositing, finishing, motion graphics applications that are being developed are thirsty for ram. You can see it in system resources if you open  4K media  in your timeline. Somehow the application process sucks the entire ram available. They do that to load the data into ram for smoother playback. It does not matter how much ram you install, 64G, 124G, 256G  any modern release software will use it assuming that you have a heavy 4K timeline. 
     
     
     
    Here are some performance stats that we got from out latest  server ZFS-600 that we just put in production. These are results running CLI commands  not theoretical and accumulative bandwidth taken from data sheet products. 
     
    RAM sustainable bandwidth 197GB/sec 
    command line volume test run with dd   7.3GB/sec
    command line multithreaded using iozone 28GB/sec 
    that is upper case means Bytes.
    The full data sheet and server specs  of the ZFS-600 can be found of the here http://ittemple.com/products/
     

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    Hiring] Technology Lead @ Toronto
    posted by Tham Nguyen on Dec. 3, 2018, 11:47 a.m.

    Hello All,

     

    We have a very exciting role of Technology Lead at Rocket Science VFX based in Toronto.

    If you are interested or if you know anyone who wants to explore further, feel free to reach out to me at tnguyen@rsvfx.com.

     

    Here is the Job details for your convenience: 

    https://rocketsciencevfx.applytojob.com/apply/IHRc4nmidY/Technical-Lead

     

    Thanks for reading my post!

     

    Tham

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    Hello All,

     

    We have a very exciting role of Technology Lead at Rocket Science VFX based in Toronto.

    If you are interested or if you know anyone who wants to explore further, feel free to reach out to me at tnguyen@rsvfx.com.

     

    Here is the Job details for your convenience: 

    https://rocketsciencevfx.applytojob.com/apply/IHRc4nmidY/Technical-Lead

     

    Thanks for reading my post!

     

    Tham


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    Mari, CentOS 7, Nvidia and Xorg crashes ?
    posted by James Pearson on Dec. 6, 2018, 10:15 a.m.
    Just wondering if anyone else that happens to be running Mari on CentOS 7 with Nvidia graphics cards, has had problems with Xorg SEGV'ing ? It only appears to happen to some users that are using Mari (v3.x) The crashes happen with different cards (e.g. Quadro P4000, TITAN X) and all recent Nvidia driver versions (390.xx, 410.xx and 415.xx) Xorg.0.log output is below We are using Mate (v1.16 from EPEL) as the desktop window manager I have a bug report open with Nvidia, but they can not reproduce the problem ... So, I'm wondering if this might be something we're doing 'wrong' somewhere - so it would be useful to know if anyone else might be seeing something like this ? Thanks James Pearson Xorg.0.log: [ 2950.322] (EE) [ 2951.230] (EE) Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file. [ 2950.322] (EE) [ 2950.322] (EE) Backtrace: [ 2950.322] (EE) 0: /usr/bin/X (xorg_backtrace+0x55) [0x56087a505645] [ 2950.322] (EE) 1: /usr/bin/X (0x56087a357000+0x1b23d9) [0x56087a5093d9] [ 2950.322] (EE) 2: /lib64/libpthread.so.0 (0x7fcfb8bae000+0xf6d0) [0x7fcfb8bbd6d0] [ 2950.322] (EE) 3: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so (0x7fcfb4837000+0xf9eac) [0x7fcfb4930eac] [ 2950.322] (EE) 4: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so (0x7fcfb4837000+0xdcb12) [0x7fcfb4913b12] [ 2950.322] (EE) 5: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so (0x7fcfb4837000+0x5142ba) [0x7fcfb4d4b2ba] [ 2950.322] (EE) [ 2950.322] (EE) Segmentation fault at address 0x333d [ 2950.322] (EE) Fatal server error: [ 2950.322] (EE) Caught signal 11 (Segmentation fault). Server aborting [ 2950.322] (EE) [ 2950.322] (EE) Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support at http://wiki.x.org for help. [ 2950.322] (EE) Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information. [ 2950.322] (EE) [ 2951.230] (EE) Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file. To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe
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    Just wondering if anyone else that happens to be running Mari on CentOS 7 with Nvidia graphics cards, has had problems with Xorg SEGV'ing ? It only appears to happen to some users that are using Mari (v3.x) The crashes happen with different cards (e.g. Quadro P4000, TITAN X) and all recent Nvidia driver versions (390.xx, 410.xx and 415.xx) Xorg.0.log output is below We are using Mate (v1.16 from EPEL) as the desktop window manager I have a bug report open with Nvidia, but they can not reproduce the problem ... So, I'm wondering if this might be something we're doing 'wrong' somewhere - so it would be useful to know if anyone else might be seeing something like this ? Thanks James Pearson Xorg.0.log: [ 2950.322] (EE) [ 2951.230] (EE) Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file. [ 2950.322] (EE) [ 2950.322] (EE) Backtrace: [ 2950.322] (EE) 0: /usr/bin/X (xorg_backtrace+0x55) [0x56087a505645] [ 2950.322] (EE) 1: /usr/bin/X (0x56087a357000+0x1b23d9) [0x56087a5093d9] [ 2950.322] (EE) 2: /lib64/libpthread.so.0 (0x7fcfb8bae000+0xf6d0) [0x7fcfb8bbd6d0] [ 2950.322] (EE) 3: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so (0x7fcfb4837000+0xf9eac) [0x7fcfb4930eac] [ 2950.322] (EE) 4: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so (0x7fcfb4837000+0xdcb12) [0x7fcfb4913b12] [ 2950.322] (EE) 5: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so (0x7fcfb4837000+0x5142ba) [0x7fcfb4d4b2ba] [ 2950.322] (EE) [ 2950.322] (EE) Segmentation fault at address 0x333d [ 2950.322] (EE) Fatal server error: [ 2950.322] (EE) Caught signal 11 (Segmentation fault). Server aborting [ 2950.322] (EE) [ 2950.322] (EE) Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support at http://wiki.x.org for help. [ 2950.322] (EE) Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information. [ 2950.322] (EE) [ 2951.230] (EE) Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file. To unsubscribe from the list send a blank e-mail to mailto:studiosysadmins-discuss-request@studiosysadmins.com?subject=unsubscribe

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  • 12/12/18--09:30: Photoshop=chicken, Linux=egg
  • Photoshop=chicken, Linux=egg
    posted by Jeff Klug on Dec. 12, 2018, 12:30 p.m. (1 day ago)

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2018/12/11/want-adobe-premiere-pro-ported-to-linux-heres-what-to-do/

    As per usual...

    Adobe won't port to Linux, because there's not enough demand for it because people can't switch to Linux because they need Photoshop which isn't on Linux because there's not enough demand for it because people aren't using Linux because they need Photoshop...

    ...ad infinitum




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    https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2018/12/11/want-adobe-premiere-pro-ported-to-linux-heres-what-to-do/

    As per usual...

    Adobe won't port to Linux, because there's not enough demand for it because people can't switch to Linux because they need Photoshop which isn't on Linux because there's not enough demand for it because people aren't using Linux because they need Photoshop...

    ...ad infinitum





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    Events: StudioSysAdmins Toronto Holiday Celebration
    posted by Greg Whynott on Dec. 12, 2018, 1:25 p.m. (1 day ago)
    Thanks for the beer food and good times! Was good to see many of you again.
    -greg


    On Fri, Dec 7, 2018 at 1:28 PM <content@studiosysadmins.com> wrote:
    StudioSysAdmins Toronto Holiday Celebration

    The UDS (Isilon & ECS) Team in Toronto invites you to a Holiday Celebration!

    Please join us for dinner and drinks at:

    The Ballroom @ 145 John Street

    on 11th December 2018 at 5:30 PM

    We look forward to seeing you there.

    Please RSVP at valerie.oneill@dell.com at the earliest as there is limited seating.



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    Thanks for the beer food and good times! Was good to see many of you again.
    -greg


    On Fri, Dec 7, 2018 at 1:28 PM <content@studiosysadmins.com> wrote:
    StudioSysAdmins Toronto Holiday Celebration

    The UDS (Isilon & ECS) Team in Toronto invites you to a Holiday Celebration!

    Please join us for dinner and drinks at:

    The Ballroom @ 145 John Street

    on 11th December 2018 at 5:30 PM

    We look forward to seeing you there.

    Please RSVP at valerie.oneill@dell.com at the earliest as there is limited seating.



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    RHEL/CentOS 7.6, Maya 2018, and NVIDIA
    posted by Mike Rochefort on Dec. 28, 2018, 1:35 p.m. (2 days ago)
    Hello,

    Last night I upgraded my personal workstation to CentOS 7.6 (I use it as my testbed as well for desktop related things). Since then, Maya's Viewport 2.0 has
    been impossible to activate. It seems like Maya isn't properly finding the NVIDIA driver, which may or may not be due to the switch to GLVND in 7.6. All other applications (Mari, Substance, Nuke, etc) seem to be finding things just fine. Has anyone else run into this issue or are you all playing it smart and not updating things?

    Currently running 2018.2, also tried 2018.5 and no change. Driver 410.78 from elrepo.

    Cheers,
    Mike


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      discuss-at-studiosysadmins 

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    Hello,

    Last night I upgraded my personal workstation to CentOS 7.6 (I use it as my testbed as well for desktop related things). Since then, Maya's Viewport 2.0 has
    been impossible to activate. It seems like Maya isn't properly finding the NVIDIA driver, which may or may not be due to the switch to GLVND in 7.6. All other applications (Mari, Substance, Nuke, etc) seem to be finding things just fine. Has anyone else run into this issue or are you all playing it smart and not updating things?

    Currently running 2018.2, also tried 2018.5 and no change. Driver 410.78 from elrepo.

    Cheers,
    Mike



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    Replacement alternatives for Sony X300 monitor
    posted by Julian Firminger on Jan. 2, 2019, 5:40 a.m.
    (re sending this with a title!)

    All,

    We're looking for replacements for Sony BVM-X300 reference monitors. They wear out so very fast and we're open to the idea of going off piste with something else.

    Anyone out there getting HP Dreamcolor as a replacement for that level of monitor? Or some other "extreem-level-but-not-officially-reference" monitor tech.


    Any other recommendations also of interest.

    The application is 4K-HDR

    Julian Firminger

    Senior Systems Administrator
    United Broadcast Facilities
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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      discuss-at-studiosysadmins 

    0 Responses     0 Plus One's     0 Comments  
     
    (re sending this with a title!)

    All,

    We're looking for replacements for Sony BVM-X300 reference monitors. They wear out so very fast and we're open to the idea of going off piste with something else.

    Anyone out there getting HP Dreamcolor as a replacement for that level of monitor? Or some other "extreem-level-but-not-officially-reference" monitor tech.


    Any other recommendations also of interest.

    The application is 4K-HDR

    Julian Firminger

    Senior Systems Administrator
    United Broadcast Facilities
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands