A couple of years ago Scotty and I needed to kick things up a notch in the render department, things were taking to long. We found a great place to buy bulk off lease workstations so we pick up fifteen of these bad boys (well they were at the time). We then picked up a 24 port gigabit switch and we were off to the races. We could now use these machines to render while we continued to work freeing up tons of time and making things way quicker and we were no longer staring at progress bars all day.
Last fall when I made the move out of Rossland I inherited these machines and set them up in the basement. Now that I live in a shoe box in Vancouver I have no room for the render farm so I had to say farewell . Back to rendering on my workstation, booooooo.
It is suprisingly simple to get one of these things going if you have some spare cash and a bit of room.