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    The Cloud!!!!

    We are looking to set up a cloud computing station to do most of are heavy load on one computer and be able to log into it from home without have to have a huge system at home. We are planning to use windows hyper v to run our log in. We hope to have 3 to 4 users at one time on this machine.

    We are look at one huge computer"
    • 12 to 24 cores
    • 32 to 64 gigs of ram
    • 1 TB solid state HD (this system is not a server so most of our storage is for locale files that will be deleted every couple of mouths)
    • 1 to 2 Nvida 5000

    We know that we need the processors to be virtualized. But I am not sure if we need to go with I7s or bigger muli core XEONs.

    I'm not every good at computer components but I need to put together a price for the owner to see if this is the direction we want to take...... any ideas would be a HUGE help

    Wade :thumbsup:

    #2
    Fisrt question: How big are your projects? File size?

    Second Qustion: Have you seen the post I made specing a cloud computer. You can find it here Post I may be joking in the thread, but the computer could support 20+ people.

    Third Qustions: Do you have a dedicated IT staff who could complete this cloud project?
    -Alex Cunningham

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      #3
      I continue to be curious about how this works in practice (both technically and user experience-wise).

      Still a little skeptical whether this makes more sense than several individual workstations?

      You'll have to use Xeons to have multiple CPUs.

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        #4
        Wade, some more info can be found here: http://bim9.com/ There you will find a video that was of the AU class on the subject from last year. I would contact these guys as well for more info.
        Scott D Davis
        Sr. AEC Technical Specialist
        Autodesk, Inc.
        http://bit.ly/aboutsdd

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          #5
          Fisrt question: How big are your projects? File size?

          --They can range from 50 to 200mb mostly 200 we working on very detailed Store plans and very large homes mostly.
          Second Qustion: Have you seen the post I made specing a cloud computer. You can find it here Post I may be joking in the thread, but the computer could support 20+ people.

          --Now I did that's a big help!!!!!! exactly what I needed to see. so if that is over kill what is not for up to 4 to 6 power users.....(we need room to expand.) but 3.46ghz prosessers that is BAD A**!

          Third Qustions: Do you have a dedicated IT staff who could complete this cloud project?

          --hahahahaahhahhahahahahahahahah I wish!!! we are small but might firm. We do have a call in IT guy we call in from time to time.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Scott D Davis View Post
            Wade, some more info can be found here: http://bim9.com/ There you will find a video that was of the AU class on the subject from last year. I would contact these guys as well for more info.
            I know there the ones that got us going!!! brain is looking in to it too because of the multiple offices.... We went to a BIM9 demo on Tuesday.

            Doug wants me to put together a price for the whole package to see if it works and make since for our firm. you know us we want to be cutting edge!

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              #7
              Originally posted by iru69 View Post
              I continue to be curious about how this works in practice (both technically and user experience-wise).

              Still a little skeptical whether this makes more sense than several individual workstations?

              You'll have to use Xeons to have multiple CPUs.
              Iru,
              From what I saw on Tuesday I am impressed! The guy from Bim9 was running Revit from a Ipad2 and a HP Note book with a AMD single core. With very little band width..... like I said I was impressed.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Wadeshuey View Post
                Iru,
                From what I saw on Tuesday I am impressed! The guy from Bim9 was running Revit from a Ipad2 and a HP Note book with a AMD single core. With very little band width..... like I said I was impressed.
                I'm sure it was! Of course, demos like that usually are impressive. It may be the greatest thing since sliced bread, and I know the big wigs know much more about this than I do, and I'm just a little home computer enthusiast, but if I only had a dollar for every firm that's blown a wad of cash on some crazy-ass CAD stations... Look forward to hearing more about what you find out.

                :beer:

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                  #9
                  $9,000 is way to much for what we need but something like $5,000 for a really good Revit Mainframe might be ok because we can keep the same CPU's that we already have that work fine for most of what we do and have all the power at our fingertips as we need it at any given time. It looks like it might be cheaper to run this way. If we get four new 4 stations at 1,500 vers $5,000 one big system.

                  I am with you though never believe all you see in a demo. But this was not a demo to sell something, it was to see if this is marketable. It looks like the cloud is coming we need to get ready for what that means for what we do.

                  I need to do a little more research in to what we need for 4 users to operate at a very high level. I can see now that a 12 to 24 cores 32 to 64 gigs of ram 1 TB solid state HD 1 to 2 Nvida 5000 is way out of budget. But if I can get way with a 6 core Xeon 32 gig 1tb unit we might be in business.

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                    #10
                    I have some other questions:
                    1) What Revit are you using (RAC, RST)?
                    2) What are you doing with it (rendering, modeling, drawing details)?

                    My 2 cents:
                    Build 4*$1200 workstations and you will run Revit without any problems.

                    An example:

                    CPU: i5 2500K - $225
                    MB: ASUS P8P67 (Pro) - $130
                    RAM: 2x4GB (you name it) - $100
                    VGA: Ati Radeon 5750 (or nVidia) - $120
                    HDD: 60GB SSD (corsair) - $130
                    HDD2: 1TB 7200k (you name it) - $80
                    Power Suply: Seasonic 600W - $90

                    Total = $875

                    For the rest 1200-875=335 buy 2 monitors.

                    Regards,
                    Lucian.
                    Revit Architecture 2013 Certified Professional

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