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AECBytes: BIM and the Cloud

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Friday, 05 February 2010 12:43

I think most people have heard of the term "Cloud Computing" or "The Cloud" by now, probably in the context of personal computing (think Google, DropBox, etc). But what about putting high-performance graphic workstations up into the Cloud? The AECBytes website has an article on how one firm (Little Diversified Architectural Consulting) is doing just that.

"In general, most of the current discussion around cloud computing has been dealing with the servers (or back-end systems).  Only recently have businesses begun to put their desktops and workstations into the cloud. Little’s cloud is the first AEC workstation cloud in production and is on track to reduce our workstation and laptop hardware expense by 67% ($2M) over the next 10 years"

Click here to read the entire article


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