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What's your Creo Worker publishing rate?

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What's your Creo Worker publishing rate?

Just looking what is required to put this thing into over drive (like if I had to republish large context)?  I have three workers on single PC running (mapped via virtual hostnames) and am getting a rate of 254/hour. I know that workers check 1 then 2 then 3 so number of jobs trail off. Adding more workers does not increase throughput beyond a certain point since the higher workers never get jobs sometimes.  What are your rates? Have you setup configuration to handle a very large load in some cases?  What is my limiting factor here?

 

Other details - Linux, monolithic server and Windows CAD worker.

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Re: What's your Creo Worker publishing rate?

I have the same type configuration but it's on a virtual machine.  With all 15 workers spooled up I can average one publish per second (~86,400 per day.)  Full details are available in this thread:

https://community.ptc.com/t5/Windchill/CAD-Worker-as-a-VM/m-p/384678

Re: What's your Creo Worker publishing rate?

Have you configured additional publishing queues?

https://www.ptc.com/en/support/article?n=CS43769

Without configuring additional publish queues you will not get increased through put when adding more workers.

Re: What's your Creo Worker publishing rate?

Wow. 15 publishing queues? Keep them 1:1?

Re: What's your Creo Worker publishing rate?


@avillanueva wrote:

Wow. 15 publishing queues? Keep them 1:1?


You should keep them slightly more than 1:1 eg

Num Publishing Queues / num workers > 1

 

I have 7 publishing queues defined and 5 workers set to start automatically. The publishing queues have to do work before and after the cad worker:

  1. create publish job and gather files
  2. send to cad worker
  3. upload files and other items eg check for out of date objects

During steps 1 and 3 the cadworker is waiting on another queue for step 2. This is where the additional publisher queues can already have step 1 done or are working on step 3. If you have jobs in the queue but have idle cad workers you most likely need to add another publisher queue or 2.

 

Don't forget to configure windchill to not delete the added publishing queues if that is how you want it to behave.

https://www.ptc.com/en/support/article?n=CS32811

Re: What's your Creo Worker publishing rate?

Do you thumbnail workers are does the CAD worker handle all of that? See my other thread. Ever seen issues like that occurring?

Re: What's your Creo Worker publishing rate?


@avillanueva wrote:

Do you thumbnail workers are does the CAD worker handle all of that? See my other thread. Ever seen issues like that occurring?


My cadworkers are creating the thumbnails. Currently I very rarely have one hang on creating the thumbnail. This used to be a bigger problem when I had 2 hosts with cadworkers. One of those was Windows 7 and the other was Windows Server (2012 maybe??). I had one cadworker defined for the Windows 7 host and 6 defined on the Windows Server host. The cadworkers on the Windows server host would sometimes (probably 2 or 3 times a month) start hanging on the thumbnail creation.

 

Stopping the hung Worker from the Worker Agent Administration and restarting would fix it most of the time. Sometimes I had to stop all the workers and worker monitors and make sure all the Creo Parametric and Creo View Adapter process were killed before it would start working again. "Start working again" means it would publish a job and not hang on the thumbnail creation.

 

We have recently updated our cadworker to a Gruman with Windows 10. I have 5 cadworkers defined to start automatically and a 6th I can start manually via the Worker Agent Administration. Since the update I don't think we have had a "hang on the thumbnail creation" issue yet.

Re: What's your Creo Worker publishing rate?

Does everyone have 1 creo license for each worker?  That's a lot of licenses just for publishing.

Re: What's your Creo Worker publishing rate?

There's a special cost less license to use with CAD Worker.

 

PROE_FoundationVis  (Creo Foundation for Visualization)

Marco

Re: What's your Creo Worker publishing rate?


@STEVEG wrote:

Does everyone have 1 creo license for each worker?  That's a lot of licenses just for publishing.


You just need one license for multiple sessions if:

  • same user
  • same host
  • same license

It has always been that way with locked node licenses and has recently been changed to that for floating licenses.