Ideal Computer for WebODM


#1

Dear Community.

I’d like to ask you all which would be the ideal computer to run with no problems WebODM

Right now I own a regular laptop, Windows 10 Home, 8Gb Ram, 2Gb Video (dedicated) and I’m having a lot of troubles running small projects on WebODM. I´ve read different topics on how to set the docker and Oracle, but I keep getting error messages, specially RAM error.

In my job we have discovered how useful a drone can be, so we need to maximize the Phantom 4 Pro we own. I’ve used DroneDeploy to plan small flight missions, 250 pictures, but I need to be able to run bigger projects.

So, I need to invest on a better computer. What are the requirements or what components would you recommend or consider?

Hope you can help me with this issue.
Thanks.

Lucas.


#2

If you’re building a machine specifically for WebODM I would recommend:

  • More RAM (32 GB or more)
  • Use Linux as your operating system instead of Windows, as docker runs better on Linux and uses resources more efficiently
  • A good solid state drive for faster disk I/O

Other factors like CPU are not as important.


#3

Thank for your quick answer @pierotofy
So, for WebODM video card a processor are not as important, good to know. But, would you recommend an i7 and good video card, right?
I’ll use the computer for other thing too.

Thanks again.


#4

An i7 is good. Video card has no importance (we don’t leverage the GPU at the moment).


#5

i have a dell R710, 128 gigs of ram and 2 x5560 processors.

i mostly just process the odd dataset for my brother(a farmer). i have processed up to 900 at a time 1/2 mile * 1/2 mile. in my experiance (witch is not much)

  • 32 gigs of ram is prefered.
  • 16 works but more the better. leave yourself the option of upgrading to 32
  • 4 cores is fine and get a high clock speed.

i have mine set up for 8 cores and 32 gigs of ram running ubuntu 16.04. fast otho with multi core(20 min for 100 pics) but merging 3d meshes will single core and take forever. (8-9 hours for me doing 900 pics)

its really about what you can find cheep. i have been buying old servers. i just got a dell R510 32 gigs of ram and 1 - x5650 cpu for 450 bucks Canadian. ebay is a great place.


#6

Thank you for your comment.
I´ll start looking for these kind of computers now.