Distributed Processing - Step-by-Step

SURE can automatically distribute workload across a network in order to speed up processing. The setup only requires a SURE installation on each participating node to run a client, which will automatically connects to a master node in the network. Within the following tutorial, we will show the minimal test setup in 3 easy steps.

Step 1: Installation

On each processing node

  • Install the SURE software package.
  • Activate the SURE Aerial license (only for first time setup).
  • Start the SURE-node application. For more information on program options and networking please also refer to this article.

SURE installation folder

Step 2: Setup and start your SURE project

On the master node

  • Start SURE.
  • Define your project as usual. For more information please also refer to this article.
  • During project definition, among the general project parameters, choose the "number of subareas for distributed processing". Your project AOI will be subdivided into approximately this number of subprojects which will be distributed to the processing nodes. For more information please also refer to this article.
  • After the project setup is complete, in the software's main window to the lower right, enable the "Activate Distributed Processing" checkbox.
  • Start the process by pressing the play button .


Project configuration

Starting distributed processing

Step 3: Monitor progress

On the master node

  • In the software's main window, switch to the Project Status tab. Here you can monitor the overall progress of the project as well as the status of each individual subproject.
  • Once finished, you can find the project's results in the project folder.

Project status view