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Media server for TouchDesigner

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:55 pm
by petkotanchev
We're about to build a TouchDesigner dedicated media server. Basically what we need is a multi-functional system which could efficiently render complex 3D content, play high-res videos, analyze sensors data, stream in/out data to different communication protocols and applications such as Unreal, Ableton, etc., output to multiple displays.

For now we are looking at these parts:
Intel - Core i9-7900X 3.3GHz 10-Core Processor
Asus - WS X299 SAGE SSI CEB LGA2066 Motherboard
Corsair - Dominator Platinum 128GB (8 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory
2x Samsung - 970 Pro 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive
Asus - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB Turbo Video Card
Corsair - Carbide Quiet 600Q ATX Full Tower Case
(link to configuration: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/atanasd/saved/4VNsZL)

Might some Quadro works better for the non-tearing issues, but that GPU will be quite productive, no? And we can still use Datapath to output to multiple.

Any opinions that we can consider are welcome!

Re: Media server for TouchDesigner

PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:06 am
by bikeatefoucault
i'd be concerned with the plx controllers on the pcie bus of that motherboard effecting latency.

Re: Media server for TouchDesigner

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:59 pm
by malcolm
Overall that seems great. Configs are hard to pin down because if you are trying to do edge cases then that's when it really matters. E.g Ultra high res playback may require more SSDs, in extreme cases.

Re: Media server for TouchDesigner

PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:32 am
by skamfoorum
maybe not the rtx 2080 right now?? there seems to be a high failure rate...
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/rtx-2 ... 37995.html

Re: Media server for TouchDesigner

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:35 pm
by kdl
so what about 2080ti? does it run well?