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Different graph during/completed task at Swarm Agent

On the first image there is a swarm agent on OCULO-PC and it's monitor during some task. OCULO-PC is not used, as SWARM1-PC is doing the task. Still, OCULO-PC's blue bar is moving forward. On the second screen there is a final OCULO-PC Agent after task is done. As you can see, the bar moved to the left indicating that no calculations were performed on OCULO-PC (and this one is correct).

Product Version: UE 4.13
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asked Nov 04 '16 at 02:06 AM in Using UE4

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Hi Wintch,

From what you're showing here this is expected based on how Swarm distributes lighting builds depending on assignments.


If there are not enough tasks to assign out depending on the scene it may appear that one machine is not being used.

If you've got a substantially sized scene where a lot of tasks get distributed that would be a good indicator of what's going on. You can also look through the Swarm Agent log (set to Super Verbose in the settings for extra info too).


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answered Nov 04 '16 at 05:07 PM

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avatar image Wintch Nov 04 '16 at 05:20 PM

Thanks Tim, but my point is that the CPU on pc1 is not used, but the indicator is showing that both computers are. This is confusing as blue lines on pc1 should never move. Regards

avatar image Tim Hobson ♦♦ STAFF Nov 04 '16 at 05:28 PM

I believe that when the build is finished it should show this regardless. It's been a while since I've used linked system and I used them all without limiting either one.

You should be able to verify the build through the log for Swarm Agent.

avatar image Wintch Nov 04 '16 at 05:50 PM

AvoidLocalExecution is set to True on pc1, so no CPU is used on it. The problem are only moving bars that are giving you the sensation of the job being processed when it's not. After some slave finishes the work, the blue bars on pc1 disappears.

avatar image Wintch Nov 07 '16 at 05:02 AM

Checked that again. If i ignore blue bars, on preview second PC is not used. With production quality it is as i see 100% CPU load on both machines and total render time dropped. Still it is a bug as those blue moving bars at times are displaying incorrect status. Thanks!

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