Faro Scene 2021 - Performance Issues

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Faro Scene 2021 - Performance Issues

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Hi there,

since the upgrade to Scene 2021 we are facing several performance issues while pointcloud processing.
At first, it looked like Scene was taking the CPU to the mmax, but instead of faster processing, it took several ours to create the overview map of a project with 130 scans. While the CPU was on 100% all the time, blocking all other action.


Is anybody experiencing the same problems?

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CPU: AMD Threadripper 3970X 32 Core
RAM: 256 GB
GPU: AMD Radeon Pro WX 9100
Harddrive: 2TB SSD with 1TB of free space
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We have been experiencing the same things. Many program crashes as well.
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Experiencing same issues on our 32 core threadripper platform, but not necessarily noticing anything on the intel workstations.
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I have not noticed any performance differences on my computer. Maybe try manually setting SCENE not to use all cores and see if it makes a difference?

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Thanks for the replys.

Are you all running on SCENE 9.0.0.6941?

Interesting that it is only makes problems on the bigger threadrippers.

I will try to reach the Faro support and let you know how it goes.
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We also have a 32 core 3970X TR and have had issues with Scene.

Our 8 core 11700K outperforms it in Scene every time.

In Cyclone and Capturing Reality though, the 3970X destroys the 11700K.
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Welp, kinda makes me not regret going with an intel cpu and not an AMD on my main workstation. Anyhow we are planning on getting a threadripper eventually...hope this gets fixed soon.
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Leandre Robitaille wrote: Wed Jun 30, 2021 12:33 am Welp, kinda makes me not regret going with an intel cpu and not an AMD on my main workstation. Anyhow we are planning on getting a threadripper eventually...hope this gets fixed soon.
Our solution to the problem is to not use Scene.

3970x with a RTX 3090 and 256GB of RAM is proving to be a big help to us. We were going to get the 3990x, but availability was non-existent in the UK.
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Re: Faro Scene 2021 - Performance Issues

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metrika360 wrote: Sat Jun 26, 2021 9:50 am Hi there,

since the upgrade to Scene 2021 we are facing several performance issues while pointcloud processing.
At first, it looked like Scene was taking the CPU to the mmax, but instead of faster processing, it took several ours to create the overview map of a project with 130 scans. While the CPU was on 100% all the time, blocking all other action.


Is anybody experiencing the same problems?

Hardware used:
CPU: AMD Threadripper 3970X 32 Core
RAM: 256 GB
GPU: AMD Radeon Pro WX 9100
Harddrive: 2TB SSD with 1TB of free space
Hi,
I am sorry that you experience issues with the Threadripper CPU's. Could you help me to understand better where the issues exactly are noticable? So what I got is:
- during scan processing
- creation of overview maps.

I would like to share your feedback with our engineering team to investiagte the issues.

Thanks a lot!
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Re: Faro Scene 2021 - Performance Issues

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sim.herrod wrote: Tue Jun 29, 2021 12:19 pm We also have a 32 core 3970X TR and have had issues with Scene.

Our 8 core 11700K outperforms it in Scene every time.

In Cyclone and Capturing Reality though, the 3970X destroys the 11700K.
Suggests single core performance is more important to scene than multicore for an important part of your workflow. Is everything else similar about the two systems, e.g. memory speed and disk speed? It could also be the bottleneck is not with the CPU.
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