System Requirements: Rendering

A list of supported operating systems and minimum requirements for hardware and memory.

Additional Information on Driver Installations

The NVIDIA Driver Update recommendation is to use the Custom installation option and select the Perform clean installation option to validate that there are no conflicts in DLL/drivers.

The same should be done with AMD hardware and drivers as well using AMD’s custom uninstall tools.


Number of simultaneous jobs. Use of a workload management middleware like Altair PBS is highly recommended to insure optimal and dedicated usage of the CPU resource


Typical node configuration is based on dual CPU socket processors


It is extremely important to populate all the memory banks on the mother board.


In Hybrid mode, it is recommended to set a number of MPIs that is a multiple of the number of sockets and then set the number of OpenMP in a way that number of MPIs x number of OpenMP equal number of physical cores.


Hyper Threading (HT) may increase performance by around 10% on single node. In this case, recommended setup is to run 2 OpenMP per MPI, with a number of MPIs that matches the total number of physical cores on the node. On multi-node, it is better not using HT

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