We are planning to built a rendergarden that includes 3 machines (for a start because the budget limitations). One machine could have AMD-based dual processors with decent memory and hard disk space. That makes 6 processor units for our Mental Ray licences (we use Mayas and XSIs and they include a few extra rendering licences). For rendering administration we will perhaps use Muster (it supports our 3D apps).
Now I would like to have opinions for hardware setup that have the best price/performance ratio. What kind of motherboard to choose, how about power supply, how to connect them, reliability issues, have I forgot something important etc. a lot of questions spinning in my mind ... :hmm:
I wish to have answers from experienced folks who have setup renderfarms before.
Thank you in advance.