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14 Apr 2024 13:02:13 EDT (-0400)
  Re: POV-RAY (SMPOV) Performance Test with Opteron, Xeon and  
From: Christopher James Huff
Date: 20 Dec 2003 11:37:55
Message: <cjameshuff-777733.11380020122003@netplex.aussie.org>
In article <web.3fdb1be0450b9bc3548e3d130@news.povray.org>,
 "Pit" <nomail@nomail> wrote:

> We got information that the optics scene is accepted by the povray
> community. By the way we used the povray standard settings (1600x1200).

Who told you that? I wrote the thing, and it is about as bad of a 
general benchmark scene as you can design...it would only be useful if 
you're specifically measuring the speed of photons in media. The 
optics.pov demo scene has two purposes: to demonstrate a working scene 
using photons in scattering media, and to look pretty. It is "accepted 
by the POV-Ray community"...as a demo scene. The accepted benchmark 
scene is, surprisingly enough, benchmark.pov, which is in the same 
folder as optics.pov.

Christopher James Huff <cja### [at] earthlinknet>
POV-Ray TAG: chr### [at] tagpovrayorg

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