I would like to share some hardware benchmarking for ODM processing. We used VMs (Google Cloud Engine) with a small survey (0.3ha with GSD 0.96cm) and our baseline ODM setup. Here a screenshot of the findings:
I have following questions:
- 16 CPU cores with 64 RAM seemed to be fine and no GPU was needed; processing a survey of ~5ha would change these settings significantly?
- What general hardware settings are being recommended by the ODM power users for processing up to 5ha surveys with 1cm GSD?
- What would be the best swap allocation to a swap file for a 16/64 setting? According to a source, in most cases, when running Linux on a virtual machine, a swap partition is not present, so the only option is to create a swap file. Source: https://linuxize.com/post/create-a-linux-swap-file/