Designairspace Launches CAD in the Cloud Plan

P-4000 Bare Metal will be available to subscribers in North America and Europe via three data centers, giving them maximum performance and minimum latency, the company says.

P-4000 Bare Metal will be available to subscribers in North America and Europe via three data centers, giving them maximum performance and minimum latency, the company says.

Designairspace has launched P-4000 Bare Metal, a new plan for subscribers of its CAD in the cloud services that will give remote and freelance CAD workers access to a powerful machine. P-4000 Bare Metal will be available to subscribers in North America and Europe via three data centers, giving them maximum performance and minimum latency. The machine will allow designers to run huge rendering jobs in the cloud with programs such as UNREAL and Lumio.

Until now, remote and freelance CAD workers have been able to rent out space on virtual machines when using CAD in the cloud. This is when multiple “computers” are running on one physical machine. However, the new “bare metal” plan from designairspace means that they can hire a high-spec machine all to themselves—giving them more power to work on complex projects.

A spokesperson for the German firm said: “The cloud is the future for CAD, but many designers worry that cloud-based software just won't give them the power they need,” a representative from Designairspace states. “By provisioning a bare-metal plan, we give users far more power in the cloud than has been available before – which is more than enough for even the most complex design projects”.

The plan retails at USD $240 per month. 

In terms of technical specifications, the P-4000 Bare Metal plan gives users access to a machine with 1792 CUDA cores and up to 432 GB/s memory bandwidth. Server locations are available on both coasts of the USA and Western Europe. Other key features include: 30GB of RAM; 8 x CPU; 8 GB of GPU (dedicated); 100GB SSD Disk; Windows 10 OS; and security management.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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