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Does it make sense to build server for multiple users?

Question asked by Selahattin Cilek on Feb 5, 2021
Latest reply on Feb 8, 2021 by Glenn Schroeder

I have been wondering for quite some time now...

Imagine we had 4 employees doing stuff on SolidWorks. At first glance, one would think buying a high-end PC for each would be the natural thing to do. But what if I bought a server like this one and mounted 4 NVIDIA Quadros and installed Windows Server 2016 or higher and granted users RDP access instead?

 

Would all my users be able to use SolidWorks at the same time? Would there be a performance penalty due to RDP connection or would there be a performance boost, on account of the server having a lot more RAM and many more processor cores? Would SolidWorks be able to utilise all the GPU cards to enhance rendering? What sort of licence would I have to buy?

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