my company is planning to setup a small rendering farm for both max and digital fusion. We are thinking of those server blades system, about 10 blades for a total of 20 CPUs for rendering. My question now is, does anyone know what is the best OS to install on each of the system? Do we really Windows server 2003 or will XP pro do just fine? Does anyone has a similar setup? care to share?
So i guess there's no real difference in performance, rendering wise if i installed it on Win2003 as compared to running it on xp pro or even xp? Management still have the idea that a server OS handles CPUs more effectively. Just need to convince them.