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.
"Regarding 13, what we have done with our other contests in to narrow the entries down to the top 10 or 15, and then made the selection from the smaller group.
I also agree that contestants shouldn't post their entries on the forum. On the…"
I am glade to have inspired nxt to start a competition, however running 2 competition of the same theme might be confusing to users, my purpose was to inspire and challenge users skills and imagination.I believe a combined competition and…"
OK,by popular demand we will run a Xmas scene competition.We will give prizes to the top three winners - their choice of a new seat of nXtRender or renewal of their current seat.We will ask Mike Makki if he will serve as one of the judges.Here are the rules:Create a Xmas scene and render it with nXt Render.A selection of the best contest entries will be posted on the nXtRender site and featured on the nXtRender web page, and used for marketing promotions.All images submitted are to be .jpg…See More
"ok guys...here it is
competition: xmas theme
photoshop-can be use on the following only
1) add snow flurries-
2)enhance lights ie -xmas light
submission 23rd of dec2013
1st prize 10 palm trees
2nd prize 5 palm trees…"