On 6/18/2021 8:46 AM, Mike Horvath wrote:
> On 6/17/2021 4:23 PM, Bill Pragnell wrote:
>> I compiled POV-Ray on my phone yesterday, partly because I had some
>> 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
>> Having produced the traditional mirrorball over checker, I ran the
>> 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
>> 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 :)
> I wonder if you could turn a bunch of phones into a render farm.
Of course, when they're done rendering the ringtone plays.
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