advanced rendering for AutoCAD
We have just taken posession of a new server purely to use for rendering.
The specs are - 2x Quad core Xeon 5450, 36GB RAM, 1TB of 146GB RAID 5 10k RPM drive HHDs - Win 7 Pro 64bit no Antivirus or other software loaded except OS, CAD and nXt
We have just started a render at the 5,000,000,000 pixels and to be honest it doesn't appear to be any faster than when it was running on a 32bit WinXP, Core2 Quad 2.66Ghz, 4GB, 7200RMM HDD Machine.
Are there any tweaks or changes we can make to utilise more CPU / RAM in the new machine?
Nope. You should see a nice improvement. Check the Pixels/Second statistic for your best comparison.
We have seen no dramatic improvement in rendering speed however we are able to render several models in parallel so I guess you could say we can do more in the same time!!
What do you mean you are able to render several models in parallel?