POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.general : POV-Ray for Android : Re: POV-Ray for Android Server Time
28 Sep 2021 14:51:03 EDT (-0400)
  Re: POV-Ray for Android  
From: Mike Horvath
Date: 18 Jun 2021 16:39:58
Message: <60cd049e$1@news.povray.org>
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 
>> 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

Of course, when they're done rendering the ringtone plays.


Mike


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