I have posted about this in different threads and wanted to create one place to consolidate information on the effect of different hardware on time and results.
My desktop is not “average” and my projects are 3D models, not survey work so your individual experience will likely be different…hopefully this gives you a hint of the testing you should do to validate your work.
The project was created in the Desktop version and then uploaded to Pix4D’s cloud and ran on my desktop computer with identical settings.
CPU - Intel Core i9-7900X overclocked 39%
CPU Cooler - Liquid Cooler by Cooler Master
GPU - DUAL SLI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11GB
RAM Amount - 128GB in (8) 32GB chips
RAM Speed - DDR4 DRAM 3466 (PC4-27700) C16
Hard Drive or SSD or M.2 - Pair of M.2 1TB NVMe PCI-Express 3.0 x4 in RAID 0
Motherboard Model - LGA 2066 Intel X299 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX
Operating system - Windows 10 Home
The cloud server is Pix4D’s and I don’t have all the specifications but I figure it is better than average.
First is the Desktop version:
And now the Pix4D Enterprise cloud version:
In case these images are not readable, I have put them in this folder on my Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/aiio8fl3lxwceup/AABQmVsHQq-m1yXu_88OhI46a?dl=0 - please note there are also some other cloud server comparisons of a different project in that folder.