Demoscene on "supercomputer".

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Last time I was talking about demoverse (demoscene metaverse).
Now I have idea about "supercomputing" demoscene...
Probably noone will have supercomputer at home but what about:

1. 10x Raspberry PI 3 demo?
2. NVDIA TESLA demo?
3. NVDIA Jetson TK1 demo ?
4. Parallala Board demo (18core)?
and similar SBC / superGPU equivalents...
added on the 2016-03-10 12:57:15 by elan elan
But, but... today we have home computers which can beat your yesterday supercomputers...
added on the 2016-03-10 13:07:00 by ham ham
I actually did a demo on the Jetson TK1, with a friend. It felt like doing a "normal" linux demo though, just that the computer was quite tiny. Oh yeah, and hacking Kinect Input was spicy ^^

If you're interested : here you go
added on the 2016-03-10 13:24:30 by HellMood HellMood
too bad for your stupid idea is that these days most visuals happen on a GPU so you're better off with an SLI of multiple GPUs in one machine than an array of CPUs/computers. you might for example be able to watch 5 Faces in 4K@120fps with a few Titans!!!!
Go make a demo about it™
I have access to a Cray XC-40 at work, and it's completely useless for any kind of demoscene work.
added on the 2016-03-10 14:57:41 by urs urs
urs, but we DID use your cray for precomputation for one of our prods!
added on the 2016-03-10 16:22:44 by cupe cupe
This is the only thing that comes to mind, for Cray CX1, perhaps more of a "personal supercomputer". Not very good demo either though as I recall.
added on the 2016-03-10 16:33:37 by noby noby
Didn't some Alternative Party have some kind of a "supercomputer" demo compo that was mostly fractal zoomers?
added on the 2016-03-10 16:36:04 by Preacher Preacher
Yeah, that's what just posted :)
added on the 2016-03-10 16:38:58 by noby noby
This Animation was made with a Supercomputer, I think.
added on the 2016-03-10 16:55:33 by marlowe marlowe
Yeah about that... what exactly is that idea of yours? Please tell me it's something loftier than "pls make supercomputer demos". Scene has more issues with the actual content and results, especially design-wise, than the tools we use #2cents
added on the 2016-03-10 17:07:08 by noby noby
Maybe implement the Message Passing Interface for OCS Amiga and do some massively distributed computation over floppies!
added on the 2016-03-10 17:26:02 by yzi yzi
Nowadays everything is made for C64, so better have MPI over 1541 iface :)
added on the 2016-03-10 17:42:43 by lvd lvd
Cassettes are much better!
added on the 2016-03-10 18:33:22 by ham ham
here's an idea. why not make every demo also a pineapple?
added on the 2016-03-10 19:14:31 by 1in10 1in10
Tape based C64 MPI cluster for the win. Node alive timeout is six months.
added on the 2016-03-10 19:45:25 by yzi yzi
@gasman: nice collection of links, my thoughts exactly ^^
added on the 2016-03-10 20:01:41 by tomkh tomkh

That doesn’t mean it’s useless to have big ideas and plenty of enthusiasm. If you’re that guy, you’ve got a great start. Now pick up a functional skill and help build it your damn self.
added on the 2016-03-10 21:57:25 by tomkh tomkh

That being said, I did some work on a cluster with CPU/GPU hybrid nodes in grad school and I can't think of anything off the top of my head that would make implementing a highres raytracer impossible on such a platform. Definitely some problems to tackle though.

You would certainly get some funny looks.
added on the 2016-03-10 22:30:31 by orby orby
I wanna see a demo with a reflective fractal run a lot of assets in Realtime.
A forest woth individual physical leaves that are not particles.

3d grass that is volumetric and not planar polygons.

I want to walk on grass defined by signed distance functions.
added on the 2016-04-03 20:14:41 by ollj ollj