Some time ago our Systems Manager @cbeagrie and myself spent quite a large amount of time (over the course of a few months) sifting our way through renderfarm specifications looking for a system that would be suitable for our School. Colin wrote a blog post about it today on the Schools new wordpress powered site that is currently under construction. You can see details about the specification from his post. It has been up and running for a while now and many of our students working on 3D Projects and Courseworks have been making use of it.
Reposted from http://dcdoolan.wordpress.com