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I don't see a problem with web pages at all, as far as processing power is concerned. The problems you describe must be down to other issues, as web-pages are actually quite small. The real problems start when you want to process large amounts of data, and by this I mean multi-gigabyte data wich is not avoidable with things like movie-editing or 3D graphics.

Actually for the former we may be alright with 1.2 GHz class ARM CPUs and really fast IO-subsystems, as it's mostly IO based load. But for 3D graphics we would need a lot more processing power. I am currently working on a relatively simple animation with a brick wall, a sky and a few plants on a lawn in Maya 6. The scene file (without textures) is currently around 50MB in size and the animation is about 400 frames long. But before I will be able to render it completely on my dual processor (AMD Opteron 64-bit 1.8GHz) PC I will have to upgrade my RAM (DDR-400) from 2GB to at least 4GB, if not more. And even then it will take about two days to render the complete sequence.

 is a RISC OS UserJGZimmerle on 23/05/05 9:02PM
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