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New computer, new Apollo Metric Mapping Camera Panoramas
« on: August 28, 2019, 05:35:54 PM »
This week I have completed a new monster computer of mine, here are the specs:

Be quiet! Pure Base 600 Window Orange - Towermodel
Corsair HX750 80 Plus Platinum
MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon
Intel Core i7-9800X
Noctua NH-U12A
4x 8gb HyperX Predator 3200 MHz / PC4-25600 - CL16
1x Samsung 970 PRO 512GB M.2
2x 4TB Barracuda Pro

Later I will be treating myself with an other Samsung 970 PRO 512GB M.2 and an MSI RTX 2080 Ti Gaming X Trio.

With this impressive setup I believe I will be able to finally combine MMC photos in full-resolution to create mosaics with an absolutely bonkers resolution. I have tried this before with a core duo quad and 8GB of ram, but the program kept crashing.

I believe I can do it now.

I am talking about photos like these: http://wms.lroc.asu.edu/apollo/browse?camera=M&mission=16&page=2

More can be found here: http://wms.lroc.asu.edu/apollo/browse

If you know any interesting sequences let me know and I will try those.
« Last Edit: August 28, 2019, 05:37:50 PM by apollo16uvc »
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Re: New computer, new Apollo Metric Mapping Camera Panoramas
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2019, 06:18:56 PM »
Best of luck! 8 core? 32 GB RAM? Must be fun to drive....

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Re: New computer, new Apollo Metric Mapping Camera Panoramas
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2019, 01:06:22 AM »
Best of luck! 8 core? 32 GB RAM? Must be fun to drive....
It is crazy fast, I think Intalling windows 10 took 5 minutes? I tried a few quick high-resolution mosaics and the SSD easily reaches +1000mb/s write and read speed.

Eventually it will need to use a 4tb HDD because it needs to make +100gb work files.
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Re: New computer, new Apollo Metric Mapping Camera Panoramas
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2019, 01:38:26 PM »
I am wondering if I can combine two or three Panoramic Mapping Camera frames to make a 18-Gigapixel panorama.
I got 32gb of ram, not sure if thats enough though. And about 4tb free for a swap file, which may be in the 1tb size at this point.
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