We are a K-12 school district and have High School students using workstations to do CAD work in Autodesk Inventor and Revit. These workstation are located in three different computer labs. We would like students to be able to continue their work when not in class which would include using a computer elsewhere in the building or while at home. We are in the process of purchasing new servers (either HP DL380 or Dell R730) and will be installing either M10 or M60 cards.
We have 200 student VMWare View desktops spun up and are also delivering applications via View and a few RDS servers. Our current thought is to purchase two M10 cards per server and every View or RDS session will take advantage of some GPU power. The question becomes, does Inventor and Revit run well with the M10 card or should we jump up to the M60?
We will not be replacing our workstations running this CAD software. Running the CAD on on occasional basis when a student is not in class is our goal. That and the fact that their are other applications like Photoshop, Google Earth, and streaming video that can take advantage of a GPU