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Taking advantage of the dual G5

April 29, 2006 | 2:19 am

So is the only way to run two simultaneous versions of max (to take full advantage of all the processing power of the dual G5) to create two stand alone applications? Is there anyway to run two full versions of max simultaneously? Is it possible to communicate between stand alones or two simultaneous full versions of max using the send and receive objects?

Thanks,

CAsey


April 29, 2006 | 5:12 pm

All you need to do is make a duplicate of the Max application.
Then you can communicate between the two instances using one of the
network objects like maxhole.

I do this to keep two instances of a large jitter patch running
smoothly and independently. Works fantastically well on a dual G5.

Only caveat is that a couple things don’t work right. e.g., if you
modify a subpatch in one instance, the other instance won’t find out
about it until you close and reopen the main patch.

- Paul


April 29, 2006 | 5:22 pm

Casey,

> So is the only way to run two simultaneous versions of max (to take
> full advantage of all the processing power of the dual G5) to
> create two stand alone applications? Is there anyway to run two
> full versions of max simultaneously?

Yes, just duplicate Max and put it in the App folder.
Ditto for standalones built with Max.
I only tested 4 instances of a standalone on a Quad and they worked
fine.
(In fact, you can duplicate any application to be run simultaneously.)
Try by yourself ;-)

> Is it possible to communicate between stand alones or two
> simultaneous full versions of max using the send and receive objects?

No, you have to use standard protocols.

HTH,
Phi


April 29, 2006 | 8:39 pm

On 4/28/06 10:19 PM, "casey Farina" wrote:

>
> So is the only way to run two simultaneous versions of max (to take full
> advantage of all the processing power of the dual G5) to create two stand
> alone applications? Is there anyway to run two full versions of max
> simultaneously? Is it possible to communicate between stand alones or two
> simultaneous full versions of max using the send and receive objects?
>
> Thanks,
>
> CAsey
>
Sorry, I didn’t see this thread before I posted my question.
Cheers,
Gary Lee Nelson
TIMARA Department
Oberlin College
http://www.timara.oberlin.edu/GaryLeeNelson


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