I’m in the process of trying out a new way of using Rhino on cloud based machines. The solution would be AWS WorkSpaces. Last year they released a Graphics Bundle that is targeted towards CAD computing.
I downloaded a Rhino trial on a test machine, played around a bit, but found it quite slow. At least on paper, this machine “should” be much faster than what I’m experiencing.
I also ran HoloMark2 to benchmark it against our physical machines, and found out it performs around 30/40% of a powerful desktop that was top of the line for consumer purposes back in summer of 2016 (Intel i7, Nvidia 980 Ti, 32GB RAM). The results are below:
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Of course this is not ok for our purposes.
I was wondering if it’s just an issue with raw power from the cloud machine, or there could be some incompatibility with drivers, since the WorkSpace uses server grade GPUs, specifically Nvidia GRID K520 graphic cards, and I’m not finding any information around compatibility with Rhino.
I found only one article about cloud desktops in the forums, and was wondering if anybody has any experience with this.