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maddin

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PS in the cloud?
« on: December 10, 2013, 05:04:40 PM »
I am hitting the limits of how many RAM chips my machine can take, and before upgrading the entire machine, I am wondering whether I could rent CPU time on one of Amazon's EC2 servers for this?

  • Is this possible at all with the current PhotoScan license?
  • Has anyone done any tests towards this?
  • Is PhotoScan able to distribute computation across multiple machines? I assume I could split the project into different chunks and have each chunk processed on a different machine and then try to merge them, but maybe there is some automatism for this?

Any insights much appreciated

Martin

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Re: PS in the cloud?
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2013, 06:29:42 PM »
Hi maddin!

As far as I know, this is not currently supported at all.

You can (I wouldn't really recommend it right now) write a script that takes orders from a remote client (look for SimpleXLMRPCServer in the Python docs) ; however, you still have to start it manually, it isn't very easy to use, and it still needs a running X11 session.

If you manage to do something about it, I am interested in hearing about it!

Cheers,
Fran?ois-Xavier

fengkan

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Re: PS in the cloud?
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2013, 02:39:55 PM »
I don't it's possible in current version. You may search "headless" in the forum for details.

maddin

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Re: PS in the cloud?
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2014, 01:06:07 PM »
Thanks for the comments!
Any official statement on this?

Echostorm

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Re: PS in the cloud?
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2014, 03:44:57 AM »
I too would benifit from this service. I have extremely large datasets, and paying $25000 for the computer I require is just too much where I can hire 32000 cores for $1200 an hour or part thereof.