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can i use a server for 3d and video rendering


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Posted 23 March 2014 - 12:13 PM

good afternoon to all,

 

i am interested to know if i can use a server or a blade server for 3d and video rendering

 

i thinking to offer a 3d and video rendering service and i have all ready decided to buy soon i hope a dell t5500 workstation

 

a friend of mine who is an architect told me that it is a better choice to buy three or more servers or blade servers like the ibm x3655 for network 3d and video rendering

 

after a little research i found such as an imb x3655 with two opteron 2222 at 3.0 ghz, 16 gb or ram, a sas 146 gb and a dvdrw for euros 148 plus shipping

 

if i buy lets say three of those servers will cost me only 444 euros plus shipping which is a much cheaper price than buying the dell t5500

 

as far i know server cannot run any windows xp, nor they have any sound card nor  a pci-e card for a video card

 

please, i wish to know if i can control that server from my windows xp pc and if i can run any network 3d and video rendering in general

 

program i have are

 

daz bryce 5.5

sony vegas pro 8 (support network rendering)

rendering plugins for 3d studio max, autocad and rhino

 

any comments and advice would be really nice

 

many thanks in advance

 

 



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