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  08 August 2013
server help ! please

Hi ...
a BIG question:
" can 3d max (+ vray) run multiple instances on a windows server for different users on a small network? i whant to be able to work on a "super" server hardware at the same time from diffrent (older) computers on different scenes

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  08 August 2013
Hm, you have alive access from desktop PCs to server PC?
Server, can run multiply instances of MAX, that is not problem. but for that you should have some really beast of the graphics, GTX680/ 780... I am not shore you will any use of SLI setup.
Can you use trial and error way of work?
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  08 August 2013
just search around for RemoteFX, Hyper-V, and/or Citrix XenApp... I looked into this a long time ago and it seems they've made no progress to use RemoteFX.. so for licensing you may be limited to XenApp.

I can understand your desire to save costs on individual workstations and wanting to throw a big server in to fix everything, but I honestly doubt that in the short (and probably long term), this will not solve any issues. (especially if you think it will save licensing costs, because it won't).
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  08 August 2013
There's been some progress for virtualized graphics acceleration lately like the AMD FirePro S10000 but I agree basically with what has been said. It probably won't solve anything or if it does it will bring other problems with it.
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  08 August 2013
Thanks to all !
i got little knowlege about networks and a friend asked me to help him whit this ideea for his arch studio. about 4-5 coputers will be conected to this "server" and hi is willing to spend on hardware about 5-6.000 euro. the main ideea is to cut max and vray costs (for 4-5 machines )
he wants to instal max only on 1 machine ( allthough 4 vitual OS) = 1 license, and run it from the others computers that he has. (is this possible? ) he/ they wont be doing any daily rendering/modeling .... on all machines

Do you have any other suggestions?
 
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