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  • Page 2 © 2008 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved. Except as otherwise permitted by Autodesk, Inc., this publication, or parts thereof, may not be reproduced in any form, by any method, for any purpose. Certain materials included in this publication are reprinted with the permission of the copyright holder.
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  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Connection Diagram for the HP xw8400 ........
  • Page 6 Connecting the Autodesk Control Surface........
  • Page 7: Introduction

    The latest versions of all guides are available in PDF format from the Web at www.autodesk.com/ lustre-documentation. For best results viewing and printing these PDF files, use Adobe®...
  • Page 8: The Lustre Workgroup

    Lustre Workstation Features The following table describes the features available to each Lustre workstation. The features of Lustre 2009 may vary based on your hardware platform. Consult the Autodesk 2009 Release Notes for your release for specific system information.
  • Page 9: Optional Lustre Components

    8- or 10-bit HD or SD video in both YUV (4:2:2) and RGB formats (4:4:4 or 4:2:2). For a list of supported video formats, see the Autodesk Lustre 2009 User Guide. Audio I/O — Audio I/O is provided by the DVS Centaurus board, which consists of an HD/SD...
  • Page 10: Typical Configuration Overview

    Background Renderer — Background rendering frees up Lustre workstations for colour grading. You can use up to eight background rendering machines to process your final frames. For a list of Incinerator system components, refer to the Autodesk Incinerator 2009 Installation and User Guide...
  • Page 11: Workflow For Hardware Setup And Application Installation

    For an Incinerator system configuration overview, refer to the Autodesk Incinerator 2009 Installation and User Guide Workflow for Hardware Setup and Application Installation The following procedure provides the general workflow for installing Lustre on an HP xw8400 workstation running Windows.
  • Page 12: Related Documentation

    Introduction For workflow information related to the HP xw8400 running on Linux for Incinerator, refer to the Autodesk Incinerator 2009 Installation and User Guide. To install Lustre on an HP xw8400 workstation: Review the guidelines for working with hardware components. See “Hardware...
  • Page 13: Hardware Configuration Guidelines

    If you want to move your Lustre system at any time, or upgrade certain hardware components, information in this guide is crucial. Although this guide, in conjunction with the Autodesk Stone Direct Configuration Guide, provides complete information regarding hardware component configuration, it should only be...
  • Page 14 ARNING guide, or if your are advised to do so by Customer Support. Do not update the BIOS with a more recent version published by the hardware vendor, if it has not been certified by Autodesk Customer Support. To update the BIOS on a Windows workstation: Get the BIOS upgrade utility and burn it to a CD.
  • Page 15 Hardware Configuration Guidelines The Flash® System ROM confirmation menu appears. Press F10 to confirm. Press any key. System ROM Flash was successful appears. Verify system BIOS settings. See “Verifying BIOS Settings” on page 10. From the File menu, select Save Changes and Exit. To update the BIOS on a Linux workstation: Load the DKU CD in the DVD-ROM drive on the workstation.
  • Page 16 BIOS settings. If the storage SATA emulation option is not set correctly (to Separate IDE Controller), you must redo Red Hat Linux installation. The following table lists the proper Autodesk certified BIOS settings. Items not listed are set to their default factory settings.
  • Page 17 Hardware Configuration Guidelines Press F10 to accept the changes. Select Apply Defaults and Exit. This restores the original factory system defaults. Verifying and Updating the Graphics Card Driver A new graphic driver (NVIDIA® driver 165.46) is required for Lustre 2009 Windows systems. To upgrade the NVIDIA graphics card driver, complete the following instructions.
  • Page 18 Please consult the manufacturer’s documentation for standardized minimum and maximum values. The following table summarizes the power consumed by the HP xw8400 system and the heat it generates under the maximum processing load produced by your Lustre application. For detailed specifications, including noise output, see the documentation provided by the manufacturer.
  • Page 19: Notation Conventions

    A list of contact information for Autodesk Media and Entertainment Customer Support is available at www.autodesk.com/support. Customer support is also available through your Autodesk reseller. To find a reseller near you, consult the reseller look-up database on the Autodesk web site at www.autodesk.com/resellers.
  • Page 20 Introduction...
  • Page 21: Connecting Peripherals

    ........15 Connection Diagram for the HP xw8400 .
  • Page 22: Connection Diagram For The Hp Xw8400

    27. components together. Connection Diagram for the HP xw8400 The following diagrams show the connections for the HP xw8400 workstation. These diagrams provide an overview of video I/O connections. See “Connecting Video I/O to a Master or HD Station”...
  • Page 23: Connecting The Monitor

    Connecting the Monitor HP xw8400 Workstation (Linux - Incinerator only) HD-SDI (V2) Out 0:2:2/4:0:0 to 4:4:4 display device or VTR HD-SDI (V1) Out 4:2:2 to 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 display device or VTR Ref In from sync gen Connect to second...
  • Page 24: Connecting The Keyboard, Mouse, And Monitor Calibration Device

    • For Windows-based workstations, if the driver is not already installed, you will be prompted to install the monitor calibration device driver when you restart the workstation. The driver is available from the C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Lustre Color 2008 SP3\Calibration\drivers directory. •...
  • Page 25: Network Connections

    Instead, your workstation is configured with an Infiniband 9000 DDR dual port HCA, which allows it to connect to the Incinerator high-speed Infiniband network. Refer to the Autodesk Incinerator 2009 Installation and User Guide for information on how to connect your workstation to the Incinerator high-speed Infiniband network.
  • Page 26 Connecting Peripherals To install the Infiniband driver for use with a Windows-based Lustre workstation: Download the driver package to a temporary location on your system. You can find the appropriate driver package here: ftp://ftp.discreet.com/pub1/release/lustre/lustre2008/drivers/SilverStormHCA.msi Contact Customer Support if you have any problems downloading the driver package. “Contacting Customer Support”...
  • Page 27 Network Connections On the Installation Options page, make sure no optional components are checked, then click Next. On the Select Installation Folder page, browse for the correct path in which to install the driver. Choose the system user permissions by selecting either the Everyone radio button or the Just me radio button.
  • Page 28 Connecting Peripherals On the Confirm Installation page, click Next to begin the installation. The wizard displays an installation progress bar. On the Installation Complete page, click Close. On the Windows Desktop, right-click My Computer and select Properties in the drop-down menu.
  • Page 29 Network Connections In the Device Manager dialog box, right-click the first Infiniband port adapter. There are two Infiniband port adapters. In the Device Manager, at this point, the adapters should each be indicated by the adapter icon with an exclamation mark through it. This shows that the adapter drivers are not yet installed.
  • Page 30 Connecting Peripherals Repeat step 19 to step 22 for the second Infiniband port adapter. The Infiniband Host Channel Adapter and the two IP over IB port adapters should appear in the Device Manager dialog box, without exclamation marks on their icons. To optimize the Infiniband driver on Windows: The Infiniband driver optimization steps are optional.
  • Page 31 Network Connections Configure the card so you have these values: • Receive Queue Depth of 256 • Send Queue Depth of 256...
  • Page 32 Lustre Workstation” on page 33. For Linux-based workstations, connect the integrated network port to the Incinerator private port. Refer to the Autodesk Incinerator 2009 Installation and User Guide for information on how to connect your workstation to the Incinerator private network.
  • Page 33: Connecting System Components

    After you have connected peripherals to your workstation, you are ready to connect it to the Autodesk control surface, to video I/O hardware, and to a Slave Renderer. See the following table for a summary of the steps necessary to connect components in your workgroup.
  • Page 34: Connecting The Autodesk Control Surface

    Connecting the Autodesk Control Surface The Autodesk control surface consists of three panels. You can use any combination of them. If you are using more than one panel, you must use the network switch included with your shipment to cross-connect them.
  • Page 35 Connecting the Autodesk Control Surface To connect the Autodesk control surface: Use the AC power adapter cables to connect each panel to a power supply. Use a network cable to connect port 0 (the far right port) of the Broadcom network card on your workstation to port 1 on the Netgear ProSafe FS108 network switch.
  • Page 36 Connecting System Components If you are using only one panel, you can connect that panel directly to the workstation, instead of using the switch. HP xw8400 Workstation To USB extender To port 1 on USB Extender Autodesk Control Surface Autodesk...
  • Page 37: Assigning An Ip Address To The Autodesk Control Surface

    Linux configuration but the control surface connections are identical. Assigning an IP Address to the Autodesk Control Surface After you have connected the Autodesk control surface, you must assign it an IP address. To configure the Autodesk control surface on Windows-based workstations: Click Start | Settings | Network Connections.
  • Page 38 Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0 Click OK twice. To configure the Autodesk control surface on Linux-based workstations: On the Lustre workstation, use a text editor such as nedit to configure the network port connected to the control surface with an unrelated static IP address that does not interfere with any of the IP addresses on the network.
  • Page 39: Configuring Lustre To Connect To The Autodesk Control Surface

    This confirms that the Autodesk Control Surface is enabled. Connecting a Stand-Alone Tablet If you do not have the modular Autodesk control surface panel that includes the tablet, you can connect a stand-alone tablet. To connect a stand-alone tablet, connect the tablet to USB Out 1 on the USB extender.
  • Page 40 Although the Slave Renderer uses a network connection, a higher Category 6 grade cable is needed to accommodate the data that is transmitted. For information on configuring the IP addresses of the network ports that connect the two workstations, see the Autodesk Lustre 2009 Software Installation Guide for Windows Workstations.
  • Page 41 Connecting the Slave Renderer to a Lustre Workstation HP xw8400 Workstation (Windows-based) Slave Render Station (HP DL140 G3) Port 1...
  • Page 42: Connecting Video I/o To A Master Or Hd Station

    Connecting System Components Connecting Video I/O to a Master or HD Station You use the video components to set up video I/O and a broadcast monitor. The only video hardware you must provide are: a sync generator, a VTR, and an SD or HD SDI broadcast monitor.
  • Page 43 Connecting Video I/O to a Master or HD Station HP xw8400 Workstation Real-Time Deliverables* HD/SDI Display Device HD/SDI out (V1) 4:2:2 gfx feed HD/SDI out (V2) 0:0:2/4:0:0 gfx feed Used in 4:4:4 mode only (HD) SDI Out B to VTR (4:4:4)*...
  • Page 44: Setting Up Vtr Emulation

    Connecting System Components Setting Up VTR Emulation You can configure your Autodesk Lustre 2009 application to emulate a VTR for output in real time. You control the emulator from the application or device that sees the Autodesk Lustre 2009 application as a VTR.
  • Page 45: Connecting To A High-speed Data Link Device (hsdl)

    Connecting to a High-Speed Data Link Device (HSDL) VTR Control Cable DVS REMOTE IN VTR SIDE MALE DB9 MALE DB9 8 - TX - 2 - RX - PAIR 1 3 - TX + 7 - RX + 2 - RX - 8 - TX - PAIR2 7 - RX+...
  • Page 46: Audio Wiring Workflow

    Connecting System Components Audio Wiring Workflow The following procedure provides the general workflow for setting up the audio subsystem for Lustre. To wire the audio subsystem: Ensure that all of your workstation peripherals and video hardware components are properly connected. Verify that you have all the required audio hardware components.
  • Page 47 Connecting Audio Hardware RS 422A RS 422C AUDIO WClk CVBS RS.422B RS.422D DIGITAL AUDIO DVS BOB (Front) Digital outputs Input from to serial port 1 on analog source Linux workstation AES/EBU Digital Inputs Analog Inputs 88192 A/D D/A CONVERTER RS-232 WORD CLOCK INPUT Analog Outputs...
  • Page 48: Configuring The Lucid Ada 88192 Converter

    Connecting System Components If you have a DVS video device with an ADAT converter, to connect the Lustre hardware components to the DVS breakout box, refer to the following diagram. DVS BOB (Front) RS.422A AUDIO WClk CVBS RS.422B DIGITAL AUDIO To serial port 1 on workstation (for remote...
  • Page 49 Connecting Audio Hardware Adjusting Lucid ADA 88192 Converter Settings You configure the converter through a series of setup menus that appear in the display on the front of the converter. Use the encoder dial and button immediately to the right of the display to navigate these menus and adjust settings.
  • Page 50 Connecting System Components Menu Menu Item Comment ADAT ADAT INs: SRC ON ADAT INs: SMUX OFF AES IN1+2: SRC OFF AES IN3+4: SRC OFF AES IN5+6: SRC OFF AES IN7+8: SRC OFF Analog IN1+2: SoftClip ON Analog INs: SoftClip IN3+4: SoftClip ON IN5+6: SoftClip ON IN7+8: SoftClip ON Analog...
  • Page 51: Index

    HSDL device Lucid ADA 88192 converter Slave Renderer connecting peripherals video distributor amplifier workflow connecting system components hardware configuration guidelines workflow HSDL device connection diagram connecting HP xw8400 control surface Autodesk control surface, connecting installation conventions, in guide overview...
  • Page 52 Index keyboard tablet connecting connecting Lucid ADA 88192 converter, configuring video distributor amplifier Lucid Converter ADA 88192 connecting video IO connections wiring for real-time deliverables monitor connecting connecting emulation control cable mouse emulation, setting up connecting workflow network hardware setup and software installation connection workflow, audio wiring peripherals...

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