[linux-audio-user] What to exprect from a dial p3 800 @ ardour

Steve Harris S.W.Harris at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Fri Feb 11 10:33:27 EST 2005


On Fri, Feb 11, 2005 at 10:01:58 -0500, Timothy Alan Gorman wrote:
> Tha ram is
> 2 512mb strips and
> 1 256mb..
> ..
> DSP's use 1 processor?

Currently yes, though I think someones made a version of JACK to use
both on OSX.

> interesting.
> what kind of,performance can I exprect from a p4 1.7 (my current 
> winblows box) ;)

Probably better overall, but you will suffer from denormals more, and the
UIs wont update as quickly (thats what the other processor was doing).

You might find the realtime stuff easier going on a single processor
machine too, there have been problems with realtime work on dual cpu
machines in the past.

> so that's a bit much for a dual p3 800 ...

It's certainly borderline. I have a similarly specced machine, but its
mostly acting as a webserver, so I can't tell you for sure.

- Steve

> >Its asking a lot from it. Only one processor can be used for DSP work
> >currently.
> >
> >Did you really mean 1256 MB of ram (I dont see how you could get that
> >ammount) or some other value?
> >
> >- Steve
> >
> >On Fri, Feb 11, 2005 at 08:48:22 -0500, Timothy Alan Gorman wrote:
> > 
> >
> >>Hmm,
> >>I think i'm running into a system limitation...
> >>here are the details.
> >>dual p3 800 with 1256  mb ram
> >>delta 44 using envy mixer..
> >>fresh planet ccrma install..
> >>
> >>while using ardour 9.24 with 4 tracks and 1 bus (the bus has gverb)
> >>each track has a compressor and 2 have eq.
> >>
> >>so..
> >>@24/96...
> >>Automation on 2 tracks..
> >>4 tracks 1 bus
> >>7 ladspa plugins: 4 compressors (dynasone) 2 eq's (tap eq) 1 reverb ( 
> >>gverbon a bus)
> >>
> >>Should my system handle this?
> >>It seems to be getting  beat-up... (
> >>   
> >>
> >
> > 
> >


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