Nope-- you can mix and match 32 and 63 bit slaves at will. Keep in mind that if you're rendering a very large data set the 32 bit systems might not be able to handle it. This should be rare, though. The farm slaves do not have the added overhead of AutoCAD.
I will be updating the farm software in a day or two.
It's free right now. Current plan is to start selling it by 11/15. No firm pricing yet-- $200-$300 has been bandied about as an introductory price-- $600 as a final price. Free eval of 2-node farm will always be available.
There are no masters on the render farm, only slaves-- and these can be either 32 or 64 bit or mixed. Physical RAM doesn't matter at all in this discussion-- it may matter to performance but it will not prevent a slave from running.
On the other hand, it is possible (but unlikely) to generate a very complex model or high res rendering that 32 bit slaves will not be able to render. This has nothing to do with physical memory. It has to do with the limitations of address space that occur with all 32 bit processes. This limitation is either 2GB or 3GB depending on your system (almost all 32 bit systems can be upgraded to run 3GB address spaces-- again nothing to do with physical RAM.)
I have another question of render farm, can it run on linux with wine?
it was because I want to set up a render farm sets of computer. if I have 4nos. computer, I need 4nos. windows os. If the render farm can run on linux with wine ( I want use ubuntu linux), I will more flexible on the system.
I use AccuRender nXt alongside AutoCAD 2011. I just read an email from RenderPlus that talked about a Tileable Texture Wizard now available in that incarnation of AccuRender. Is that Wizard available for ARnxt?See More
"Ah-- so if what you're doing is opening multiple instances of AutoCAD and trying to run nXt in more than one of them, it's possible you may run into problems. I would have to check to see if we're actually supporting this.…"
"Thank you for the reply.
I'm actually trying to figure out if it is an nxt problem or an AutoCAD problem.
It happens if I'm running nxt in an AutoCAD session and then try to open another AutoCAD session (not necessarily using…"
"I haven't heard of this before, but the trial versions and the full product are essentially identical, so any problems that you're currently having are likely to persist.
Does it happen consistently or is it intermittent? Does…"
"Rich (Team), Aug 11, 08:48 MDT
I don't have a record of your render farm key, but McNeel is no longer charging for using the render farm.
Here is a Key that you can use to unlock all of your machines on the render farm:
Hello,I've been using the trial version at work but it crashes when I have more than 2 drawings opened in Auto cad while running a rendering. Is anybody having the same issue? I'd like to know if it is a nxt issue before buying the original.Thanks,CesarSee More