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Windows vs Linux for PS
« on: June 15, 2016, 11:11:56 AM »

I just purchased a pretty high-end system specifically for two tasks. The first is and most important is creating high-res DSMs and orthos with PhotoScan across large datasets (500-5000 images) and the second is for creating and training Deep Belief Networks (machine learning neural networks, in my case specifically for image feature/object classifications).

Photoscan obviously works well with Windows (I've been using it with Windows for years) and the DBN stuff is best supported with Linux. I have tried to search for information on these forums and Google about how Photoscan's processing times/efficiency compares between Windows and Linux with no luck at all.

Does anyone have experience or actual benchmark results of processing data where the only change between systems was the OS? Does Photoscan run better under Linux than Windows?

Here's the system I'll be using:

Intel Xeon E5-2690 V4 2.6GHz Fourteen Core 35MB 135W CPU
4 x Crucial DDR4-2133 16GB ECC Reg. Ram
3 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5inch SSD Hard Drive
2 x Western Digital RE 6TB SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drive