Great news. I just got a grant for the equivalent of about 30,000 dollars over the course of the next two years to buy a Linux cluster, ahem… <cough>renderfarm<cough>… um, for use in my academic research.
So… now, hypothetically speaking, although this Linux cluster is of course primarily intended to be used for academic research which has nothing to do with Blender… let’s say, for example, that a guy in my position was thinking, perhaps, of, maybe, setting up a little bit of a kinda, renderfarm kind of thing on the side…
Any tips on hardware? Software? Rocks vs Beowulf? Linux distros? Things to avoid? Anybody out there using clusters to render?
Any comments most appreciated.