Hardware Components Usage when processing with Pix4D

 
Information: 
  • For more information about the use of the GPU: 203405619.
  • For recommendations for a Hardware and Software Configuration: 115003928846.
  • For more information regarding: Mac / Windows XP / Linux / Remote Access - Virtual machine / Distributed - Parallel processing: 202556809.
  • For more information about the processing speed: 204191535.

 

The software is highly parallelized and takes advantages of multi-core CPUs, as well as MMX/SIMD instructions and NVIDIA GPU Cuda processing. However, the different steps of the processing do not use the resources the same way, and not all parts can take advantages of multi-core or Cuda.

Step 1      
CPU RAM Hard Disk GPU
Most important component.

In some sub-processing steps all the available CPU resources will be used whereas in others not all the CPU is used*.

Low usage. Low usage. (optional) Medium/high usage.
Step 2      
CPU RAM Hard Disk GPU
Most important component.

Fully used. This step will use all the CPU resources available.

Most important component.

Fully used. This step will use all the RAM resources available.

Low usage. Low Usage 
Step 3      
CPU RAM Hard Disk GPU
Low usage. High usage. Most important component.

The speed of the Hard Disk defines the processing speed.

No usage.
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CPU RAM Hard Disk GPU
Low usage. Low usage. Low usage. Most important component.

 

*Some parts of the processing cannot be paralleled and some of them do not consume a lot of resources. However, they need to be completed in order to start the next processing process.

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