All this work... for what?? - Upgrading the Video Render Server

  • Published: 10 July 2019
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    We tried to improve our video rendering times significantly with a hardware upgrade, and the results were... interesting.

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Comments • 4 781

  • Linus Tech Tips
    Linus Tech Tips   5 months back

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    • Ra awesome
      Ra awesome  4 months back

      Though, why didn't you use amd ryzen 3900x?

    • Chris Kopp
      Chris Kopp  5 months back

      go back to funky sunday as intro

    • The Miraculous Bandini
      The Miraculous Bandini  5 months back

      Linus Tech Tips should’ve used 2990WX

    • Zaur Omarow
      Zaur Omarow  5 months back

      U mb should try to turn off hypertrading. since software is capped at certain amount of threads u might benefit from it.

  • SigmaPlayzYT
    SigmaPlayzYT  4 days back

    puts the fastest gpu for gaming at this point in time, a really high end motherboard, the fastest gaming cpu there is at this point in time, extra flex rgb dimms and a water cooling loop in a rack server for readjusting the format on his video files...

    • SigmaPlayzYT
      SigmaPlayzYT  4 days back

      James is better than you.

      • ThanOs74
        ThanOs74  4 days back


        • Cody Ardoin
          Cody Ardoin  5 days back

          They would greatly improve their efficiency if they used linux and the server tools/automation tools provided to convert their files and handle their workflow. Oh, and if they used the right equipment.

          • Jeremy Drouin
            Jeremy Drouin  6 days back

            I think LTT needs to invest in a funnel

            • Dustin Rodriguez
              Dustin Rodriguez  6 days back

              It's very odd that adding more cores doesn't just provide a linear increase without real limit. Video processing is almost all (there are some exceptions, but really not many) built from algorithms that us computer science types refer to as "embarrassingly parallel." (That is actually the technical term, I swear.) Just take chunks of the video, as many as core you have, and farm it out to them, then recombine the results. It's like the easiest thing in the world to make parallel. Workloads that are hard to make parallel are ones where every piece affects every other piece requiring communication between the cores. Video doesn't do that. You don't compress or process the upper left quadrant of a video based upon what's going on in the lower right quadrant. So it should be super easy to chop it up.

              • Kaiden Wells
                Kaiden Wells  1 weeks back

                he literally just replaced a sponsor with his own merch

                • 47Mortuus
                  47Mortuus  1 weeks back

                  LTT - Where overpaid tech amateurs thrive.

                  Like honestly - Windows "servers"? That underlines my statement even more than the fail this video documents.

                  • 47Mortuus
                    47Mortuus  1 weeks back

                    "[...] we managed to make this machine faster" - This is the SECOND ... COMPLETELY NEW machine, Mr. Braindead

                • Fox Populi
                  Fox Populi  2 weeks back

                  Somebody at LTT, please for the love of god get some FUNNELS for filling these reservoirs!!!

                  • mtabernig
                    mtabernig  2 weeks back

                    Why doing this in the kitchen//// that is nuts.

                    • NEXCUSX
                      NEXCUSX  2 weeks back

                      man I was screaming "funnel" when he was refilling that reservoir lol

                      • 3Adel Gaming
                        3Adel Gaming  2 weeks back

                        14:43 You guys are still haven't updated to win10 19H1 lol

                        • JoyTheGeek
                          JoyTheGeek  2 weeks back

                          Wow I didn't conciously notice the premier project was playing a mini video
                          I tripped out and had to do a double take.

                          • Wesley Mercer
                            Wesley Mercer  3 weeks back

                            What I wonder is how you render a video on a different computer. Do you just move the editor file (not the person, the software) to the new computer?

                            • Stefan Fitsch
                              Stefan Fitsch  3 weeks back

                              Everytime i see how Linus treats hardware, something is dying in me...

                              • Stefan Fitsch
                                Stefan Fitsch  3 weeks back

                                Just put some oil in a whirlpool, sink all your hardware and cool the oil. If you want you can add air to it :-D

                            • Alex1911
                              Alex1911  4 weeks back

                              The 9 minute render time wasn’t that crazy in the first place, seems like a waste of time to upgrade so soon.

                              • Dan Fournier
                                Dan Fournier  4 weeks back

                                Is it just me or is taren difficult to work with

                                • Commissar0617
                                  Commissar0617  1 months back

                                  time to go quad epyc

                                  • Wyatt Roncin
                                    Wyatt Roncin  1 months back

                                    time to rebuild this with a 9900ks and two of those 80mm sever radiators.

                                    • Gabi Gharib
                                      Gabi Gharib  2 months back

                                      in the time 3:39 you can see the activation windows in the corner of the screen hhhhhhhhhhhh

                                      • TheRealCritique
                                        TheRealCritique  2 months back

                                        I bet there's no food made in that kitchen....I really admired you so totally, Linus, until you didn't use a funnel! I love funnels! I think this video proves Adobe Premiere kind of sucks. You should check out Blackmagic's editing software.

                                        • TheScrappingJeahaha
                                          TheScrappingJeahaha  2 months back

                                          In Windows you can setup your energy settings to not throttle down the cpu if its not uses so it runs at 100% Speed the whole time.

                                          • Chris Nguyen
                                            Chris Nguyen  2 months back

                                            Why not go with AMD....

                                            • Umano Teodori
                                              Umano Teodori  2 months back

                                              I think it's time you change your software, one that can use multiple cpu and gpu

                                              • Patrick Conroy
                                                Patrick Conroy  2 months back

                                                'Precision water pouring...' and spills it almost immediately. Use a bloody funnel, they're not expensive, unlike the hardware you spill water all over :D

                                                • Flares Pone
                                                  Flares Pone  2 months back

                                                  No TR love?

                                                  • Vivek Pathak
                                                    Vivek Pathak  2 months back

                                                    Thanks for this plugin.
                                                    hopping to get more complete game tutorial videos in flutter using unity soon.

                                                    • SorensenGaming
                                                      SorensenGaming  2 months back

                                                      Yall should do Epyc or Ryzen now that it's out

                                                      • __V666 __
                                                        __V666 __  2 months back

                                                        weri bik serwer

                                                        • Joey Strittmatter
                                                          Joey Strittmatter  2 months back

                                                          Puts the best stuff in a server and I can barely afford the minimum requirements to run my favorite games

                                                          • Steffen Buettner
                                                            Steffen Buettner  2 months back

                                                            ... would have tested this on another machine beforehand but ok

                                                            • Steffen Buettner
                                                              Steffen Buettner  2 months back

                                                              "...those are ten years old...." oh boy...
                                                              Essentially what they had lying around :D

                                                              • Ushio Cheng
                                                                Ushio Cheng  2 months back

                                                                16:59 That smile......... Wooooooosh

                                                                • Wings Fpv
                                                                  Wings Fpv  2 months back

                                                                  You don't have the nylon jaw tube clamps? Mechanics joy right there if you got em

                                                                  • connorhu
                                                                    connorhu  2 months back

                                                                    Next video should “how to build a render cluster”

                                                                    • Mert Kose
                                                                      Mert Kose  2 months back

                                                                      Switch the Renderer "Mercury Playback Engine Software" in some cases render half a time...

                                                                    • Jass Remsel
                                                                      Jass Remsel  2 months back

                                                                      3:50 that flip tho🔥🔥🔥🔥🎉

                                                                      • Henry2106
                                                                        Henry2106  2 months back

                                                                        Why is Windows not activated?

                                                                        • NHBlackDC5
                                                                          NHBlackDC5  2 months back

                                                                          Linus doing Linus things

                                                                          • n/a n/a
                                                                            n/a n/a  2 months back

                                                                            Why 2u?

                                                                            • Jacob Aragon
                                                                              Jacob Aragon  2 months back

                                                                              Me: linus cant be dumb enough to pour water on a running computer.
                                                                              Linus: hold my A+ cert

                                                                              • tachikoma10101011
                                                                                tachikoma10101011  2 months back

                                                                                Linus makes sure his hardware grows big and strong, by making sure it has plenty of water.

                                                                                • Tim Carlsson
                                                                                  Tim Carlsson  2 months back

                                                                                  This is may worth to try?

                                                                                  • REZ- Reviews and More!
                                                                                    REZ- Reviews and More!  3 months back

                                                                                    I was waiting for when he put the 2080 Ti in the server.

                                                                                    • Evans
                                                                                      Evans  3 months back

                                                                                      Linus: Well normally you would drain the loop first
                                                                                      Me: ah shit, here we go again

                                                                                      • Matej Velican
                                                                                        Matej Velican  3 months back

                                                                                        And all of that bullshit just to not have the 60fps...

                                                                                        • James Whitehead
                                                                                          James Whitehead  3 months back

                                                                                          Are you ever going to add the 2080Ti?