Before you do that, you might want to read about problems with trying to edit from a server
No current version of Premiere works properly, if at all, over a network
-see messages #1 and #3 in http://forums.adobe.com/thread/771151
-you MUST give all users administrator accounts to use Premiere
-and especially Encore dual layer http://forums.adobe.com/thread/969395
-#5 Server 2008 is UNsupported http://forums.adobe.com/thread/851602
-a work around, of sorts http://forums.adobe.com/thread/957523
-and not on a "domain" http://forums.adobe.com/thread/858977
Adobe Anywhere http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeanywhere.html
-launched at NAB 2013... final availability expected some time in 2013
I have a history of working at places off of a server and the gains are amazing, from speed, to organization and sharing, it is THE way to work.
Don't know where you have worked, but
it is NOT THE way to work.
Not only is file locking severly missing, so one user can overwrite all the editing work of another, but it is slower than molasses in winter. You are lucky to get something like 70 MB/s transfer rate over Gb ethernet, where a non-networked system can rather easily achieve 700 MB/s or even a multitude of that. Systems with over 3.5 GB/s are no exception.
Ugh...of course, Thanks
Take a look at Intel's X540-T1 and T2 10Gbit Ethernet adapters and the Netgear new 8 port and soon to be 10 port 10Gbit Ethernet switches. You can definitely get this done if you go 10Gbit Ethernet.
It is the way to work, BUT only if the folder structure is in place as well as backup systems. I worked in Visual Effects, so granted we never used Adobe products, we were using Foundry and Autodesk. A local render that took 8 hours would be 20 minutes, you assigned blades to render sections of frames which made it easier as they are sequences. And while that was rendering you can work on another project as the the rendering is off loaded elsewhere. My new place is much different, but it is more for sharing assets which would increase productivity and efficiency ten fold. I just need info on where to start communicating.
I know VFX for Film and small end motion graphics are way different, I just see the much needed improvement in efficiency we can have. It is a game changer.
Render farm is an unknown concept to PR.
>granted we never used Adobe products
Click the Adobe Anywhere links I posted... that MAY do what you want... when it is issued