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What is the best hardware setup for running Gazebo simulation

asked 2022-07-26 04:43:56 -0500

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Hi all, we are planning on building a server/workstation to regularly run (Ignition) Gazebo simulations with ROS2. I was not able to find any requirements or suggestions on hardware for the simulator. From experience, we only learned that NVIDIA GPU is necessary, as integrated graphics take extensively longer time. I have two questions:

  • GPU: gaming or professional? (GeForce/Quadro) - There is an old reply that for original Gazebo, GeForce was more effective.
  • Does anyone have a working setup like that and would give some recommendation/advice?
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answered 2022-08-24 05:51:00 -0500

Tomas gravatar image

To follow up (although this forum is probably dead), we got a PC with Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 and Intel Core i7-12700.

We are now struggling with launching the simulation. Over ssh we start a docker image with the simulation, but that is only able to access it when given a display of a logged in user. Which is highly impractical on a server-like machine. And we did try creating a virtual display using Xvfb with no success (GPU was not used by ign gazebo process).

Any experiences, similar issues or any ideas on how to resolve this?

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You can have a look at this answer. Maybe is helpful for your case:

Tadteo gravatar imageTadteo ( 2023-03-08 03:20:41 -0500 )edit

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