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sboudreau1
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Super Computer - Suggestions

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10-04-2012 11:19 AM

Dear Discussion Group,

 

I am looking to specified a super computer for CADD to a local high school via grant funding. Can someone please specified what would be considered a super computer for CADD design/rendering... etc. in today's market place? Please advise.

 

Scotty Boudreau

 

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jonmcfarlandWS
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Re: Super Computer - Suggestions

10-04-2012 01:21 PM in reply to: sboudreau1

The minimum and suggested specs are available on the Autodesk website for each software package.  Pick the system that meets the suggested specs for the most taxing program.

Jon

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sboudreau1
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Re: Super Computer - Suggestions

10-04-2012 06:24 PM in reply to: jonmcfarlandWS

Hi Jon,

 

Thanks for taking a minute to discuss my "super-computer" post, sorry for the repeated typo on the work specify. I am aware of the minimum specifications, however I am looking for the recommendations/specifications for a monster computer, not the minimum requirements.

 

Scotty Boudreau

 

 

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Dear Discussion Group,

 

I am looking to specify a super computer for CADD to a local high school via grant funding. Can someone please specify what would be considered a super computer for CADD design/rendering... etc. in today's market place? Please advise.

 

Scotty Boudreau

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steven-g
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Registered: ‎05-11-2009
Message 4 of 6 (249 Views)

Re: Super Computer - Suggestions

10-04-2012 10:23 PM in reply to: sboudreau1

Nobody can tell you that, except maybe the sales guy (who's on commision). Look at the recomendations for the products you want to use, and notice the common theme

 

- fast processor - get the fastest (read reviews and look for problems - if it has bad reviews go for the next one down - and never buy one thats new to the market)

 

- Large resolution screen (prefferably two - and both the same)

 

- Graphic card with own memory supported by Autodesk

 

- As much memory as you can fit in the computer case (And the case itself, it just just has to be pink - but thats personal taste):smileyhappy:

 

Regards Steven Gray
Setting Out (Joinery Manufacturing)
Autocad 2013LT
Windows 7 professional
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jonmcfarlandWS
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Registered: ‎09-22-2010
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Re: Super Computer - Suggestions

10-05-2012 05:40 AM in reply to: sboudreau1

Scott,

 

Here's the link to find the recommended hardware for Autodesk products:

 

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/syscert?id=18844534&siteID=123112

 

 

Jon

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dgorsman
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Re: Super Computer - Suggestions

10-05-2012 07:27 AM in reply to: sboudreau1

Check the hardware discussion forum, there's plenty of users discussing what they have and how well it works.  Just remember, past a certain point you are just throwing money at it while getting little if any noticeable improvement.  For most purposes, roughly $2K will get you an excellent box.

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