Computer for BI 5 with DS Integration

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nohc
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Computer for BI 5 with DS Integration

Post by nohc » Tue Sep 28, 2021 5:55 pm

Hello, I have been running BI on a NUC with an i5 and offloading my deepstack to an nvidia jetson which works. I would like to just build it all on one box though. I am considering grabbing a used pc off the wiki suggestion list but not sure if there is some guidance on running Deepstack? I suppose I could just throw a GPU in the box (any suggestions?). When I tried the CPU version of DS on my NUC it pegged it out with one camera. I also would like to just throw some drives in the desktop and just have everything in one box for that function. I have some other uses for my NUC and jetson.

Thanks
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Re: Computer for BI 5 with DS Integration

Post by MikeBwca » Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:38 pm

Price range? Upper limit?
nohc
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Re: Computer for BI 5 with DS Integration

Post by nohc » Wed Sep 29, 2021 12:15 am

I am flexible. I am thinking 200 on the used system with ram. I have drives, SSD and skinny. Then 100 or less on the graphics card or to go towards the system or whatever I need.

I will have 12 or so cameras at 1080p or better.
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Re: Computer for BI 5 with DS Integration

Post by MikeBwca » Wed Sep 29, 2021 1:08 pm

Yikes, $200 for the box and $100 for the gpu! Ummmmm. Not really sure you'll get a big enough box to run all that. I've seen posts here where they have said it's possible.
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Re: Computer for BI 5 with DS Integration

Post by Matts1984 » Wed Sep 29, 2021 1:46 pm

I'd just shop around on ebay for the best system you can get with no drives. They often try and do a markup for adding a DVD drive, monitors, or the OS... none of which you need, so it might be doable. I'd definitely look for the newest i7 you can for 12 cameras.
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Re: Computer for BI 5 with DS Integration

Post by nohc » Thu Sep 30, 2021 12:45 pm

Thanks, I probably overshot thinking 12 cameras. It may be more like 6-8. I got a 6th gen i5 from off the list over on on ipcams forum for BI (100 bucks, just baresystem) and a used card for 70. I will see what it can do and then invest where I need it.
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Re: Computer for BI 5 with DS Integration

Post by IAmATeaf » Tue Oct 26, 2021 4:07 pm

I’ve got an i5-6500 HP 600 G2 and 8 cams, 2 4Mb and the rest 2Mb and that idles at around 25% according to the BI mobile app.

I do have substreams enabled on all cams and use IVS in the cams to trigger BI using ONVIF. I also have 3 of the cams cloned and these clones make use of simple BI motion detection.

Not had any real issues with this box, got it for I think £105 2 years ago, then spent money to increase the RAM to 16Gb, added an SSD which I already had, added another network card so that I can keep the cams on their own separate network and got a pair of hard disks for the recordings.
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