Okay, so I'm working on setting up a small render farm, and I'm unsure of something. Is it better to use one really powerful computer, or the price equivalent of smaller computers in an array?
I'm a student and my teacher asked me to look into this. We have a lot of students that use blender. We use GTX 1080s for rendering, but for those of us that do animations, they often take a while to render. We have a server system running and it wouldn't be difficult for us to set up a network rendering machine or a render farm. But I'm trying to figure out if it's better for the single powerful machine, or multiple small machines. I haven't been able to find any direct comparisons between the performance differences of those setups.