[rescue] Advice on Octanes

Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez lefa at ucsc.edu
Tue Sep 23 15:17:19 CDT 2003

On Tue, 23 Sep 2003, Joshua D. Boyd wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 23, 2003 at 12:34:03PM -0400, Kurt Huhn wrote:
> > Really?  MY R10k-195 stomped all over a P3-800 doing rendering - well,
> > until you started doing radiosity anway.  But for plain ray tracing, the
> > Octane was a champ.  The R12k, as you can imagine, is a significant
> > improvement.
> What radiosity solver were you using?  I wonder why the comparitive
> difference between radiosity and raytracing.
> I can't easily think of any reason why it would behave like that.

Raycasting is very cache friendly, Radiosity since it involves large
amounts of recursion is not.

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