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Nebula Server explanation

Post by Sickan » Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:58 pm

Hi there Nebula lovers! I don't think I have grasped the concept of the Nebula Server edition yet.

Could I see a noticable performance boost if I changed to Nebula Server? I'm currently using x64 1.3.602 in x64 Cubase 7 (Windows 8 x64).

Would Nebula Server make it possible to run more simultaneous instances, more evenly distributing the cpu load on all cores? The current version seems to load all instances on one core. Latency isn't really a problem, since I only use Nebula when I'm mixing on a big buffer.

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Re: Nebula Server explanation

Post by enriquesilveti » Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:23 am

Nebula Server can be used as a x86/x64 bridge or a Server/Client in a LAN network, but you will need and extra computer. What you have in mind?
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Re: Nebula Server explanation

Post by Sickan » Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:39 am

enriquesilveti wrote:Nebula Server can be used as a x86/x64 bridge or a Server/Client in a LAN network, but you will need and extra computer. What you have in mind?
Oh alright, thanks. I was hoping that the server application would be able to distribute the cpu load more evenly.

EDIT: On the other hand I did upgrade my computer yesterday. I might aswell use the old parts (still quad-core 3,4 GHz) to build a Nebula Server :D

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Post by enriquesilveti » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:15 am

EDIT: On the other hand I did upgrade my computer yesterday. I might aswell use the old parts (still quad-core 3,4 GHz) to build a Nebula Server
My old computer was similar, you should run around 15/20 Nebulas there.

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Re: Nebula Server explanation

Post by Sickan » Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:47 am

What settings am I supposed to use when using Nebula Server over LAN?
I tried the same settings I use with Nebula Reverb, and the CPU hit (on my DAW-computer) was double, isn't it supposed to be the other way around?... The server computer (tested with my laptop) only had about 20% CPU usage.
Using one AlexB instance I only used about 4 Mbit/s (of 1000), so bandwith isn't the problem.

Have I misunderstood the purpose of Nebula Server (sharing CPU and RAM usage over LAN), or do I just have to change the settings?

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Re: Nebula Server explanation

Post by enriquesilveti » Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:26 am

I misunderstood the purpose of Nebula Server (sharing CPU and RAM usage over LAN)
Yes, as any networked hardware, sharing resources.
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Re: Nebula Server explanation

Post by Sickan » Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:34 am

enriquesilveti wrote:Yes, as any networked hardware, sharing resources.

What do you mean? Isn't Nebula Server (over LAN) supposed to decrease CPU load in the DAW?

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Re: Nebula Server explanation

Post by enriquesilveti » Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:55 pm

Yes but we need to improve it more.
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Re: Nebula Server explanation

Post by Sickan » Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:10 pm

enriquesilveti wrote:Yes but we need to improve it more.
Alright, thanks!
On sunday I'm picking up a new CPU-cooler and an extra gigabit ethernet card for the server, can't wait to try it out (and tweak the settings to death)!

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Re: Nebula Server explanation

Post by mightymosaic » Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:13 am

Sickan wrote:
enriquesilveti wrote:Yes but we need to improve it more.
Alright, thanks!
On sunday I'm picking up a new CPU-cooler and an extra gigabit ethernet card for the server, can't wait to try it out (and tweak the settings to death)!
Im interested to see how this works for you, Ive been wanting to add a server Computer but have been reluctant because its not "Ready" yet. So please share your resultz.

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