POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.general : POV-Ray for Android : Re: POV-Ray for Android Server Time
21 Sep 2021 13:39:17 EDT (-0400)
  Re: POV-Ray for Android  
From: Mike Horvath
Date: 18 Jun 2021 08:46:26
Message: <60cc95a2$1@news.povray.org>
On 6/17/2021 4:23 PM, Bill Pragnell wrote:
> I compiled POV-Ray on my phone yesterday, partly because I had some inconvenient
> time to kill with not much else to hand, and partly because why the hell not?!
> 
> I used Termux, the Android linux-in-a-can, and to my surprise it worked
> perfectly, finding the Termux pkg versions of the dependencies notwithstanding.
> Having produced the traditional mirrorball over checker, I ran the standard
> benchmark scene, and then later also ran it on my laptop for interest:
> 
> Samsung Galaxy A51 : 6 minutes 47 seconds (3129 CPU-seconds total)
> MacBook Pro (2012) : 7 minutes 57 seconds (1806 CPU-seconds total)
> 
> I guess I shouldn't be surprised; the phone is only a year or so old (albeit
> mid-range), and has 8 cores vs the Mac's 2. However, it is faintly alarming that
> my most powerful POV-Ray-capable machine is currently my phone :)
> 
> Bill
> 
> 


I wonder if you could turn a bunch of phones into a render farm.


Mike


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