Hello, I have recently built a small 4 node renderfarm using the Farmerjoe Program. The four nodes are comprised of very good computers with each having at least 3 gig Ram. The farm appears to be working correctly as I have had no error messages. I have been rendering short simple animations containing around 200 frames each. I have rendered quite a few animations so far. It seems to me that the renderfarm is pretty slow, in fact so slow that I have rendered the same files on only one pc the old fashioned way and it rendered faster then the renderfarm ! I’m confused isn’t a render farm supposed to make rendering faster ? If there are any users of Farmerjoe who might shed some light on what is going on I would appreciate your advice. Thank you. Also does anyone know if the master node actually helps render the job or is it just used to control the farm ?
The farm is setup on windows xp.