InstaLOD Grid processing workers can be registered with an available server to accept and process incoming tasks. Setting up an InstaLOD Grid processing worker can be done with just a few clicks using the command line or InstaLOD Studio.
In the video please replace the term "processing slave" with "processing worker".
Set the working directory to the InstaLOD Pipeline location using
cd (change directory). To start an InstaLOD Grid worker, InstaLOD Pipeline needs to be executed with the
InstaLODCmd -worker -bind <worker-ip:port> -register <server-ip:port>
worker-ip:port requires an IP address of a local network interface that the server will be bound to. The
worker-ip is typically the local IP address of the machine and the port can be chosen arbitrarily. A worker can be registered with an InstaLOD Grid server by specifying the
-register argument followed by the address of the server,
If your InstaLOD Grid network runs multiple InstaLOD Grid servers, the processing power of a worker machine can be shared between them. Simply register the worker with all InstaLOD Grid servers in your network.
InstaLOD Studio can be used to configure a worker by being run in an alternative application mode. Open the
Preferences window, and in the
Application tab, switch the
Application Mode to
Worker. After restarting InstaLOD Studio, the application will be run with a server configuration window.
Configure the worker by locating the InstaLOD Pipeline folder directory and choose the IP address and port that the worker should be bound to. To register with an InstaLOD Grid server, select
Add Server and add the
Hostname or IP and
Port information of an InstaLOD Grid server. When done, select
Start to run the worker.