When considering rendering, choosing whether to run your jobs locally or on the network, decisions may be governed by personal choice, your organisation, costs or standards. Before deciding it’s a good idea to consider the pros and cons:
If you render multiple times a day and your jobs are not too large. However, a desk GPU rendering workstation can limit the number of GPUs or CPU cores and could be too loud.
Network rendering on the other hand is easily expandable and speeds up large-scale, detailed renders. Whilst rack-mounted are more specialised and lacks some of the capabilities of a desk-side workstation, they make up for this will superior power and density. Upfront systems costs are higher, but a network render farm has the advantage in resource efficiency.