Posted on Leave a comment

Autodesk也要开始云计算了

很难想象Autodesk的AutoCAD、 Revit、 Inventor、 Maya产品怎么来云计算?

这个云计算测试称之为“Project Twitch”,是Autodesk Labs实施的,一个类似于Xerox PARC的机构。

原文链接:http://labs.autodesk.com/technologies/trials/

系统要求:

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows XP (32-bit)
  • Windows Vista (32-bit)

Supported Browsers

  • Firefox 3.x
  • Internet Explorer 7 or higher

Hardware (for data compression/decompression)

  • 1.6 GHz or higher dual-core CPU
  • 1 GByte RAM
  • Display resolution of 1280×1024 or higher
  • DirectX 9c capable video card
达到上述硬件要求,在今天应该说是不难的,最难达到的是运行要求:
To participate in the technology preview, you must be within 1,000 miles of the data center (may expand in the future) and meet system requirements (e.g., have internet bandwidth of 5Mbps or greater).
所以当我点击开始页面的时候,很快就有反馈

Geographic Location Not Included in Trial

We are sorry but the technology preview of the Autodesk Labs application trials are limited to specific geographic areas. As indicated by your IP address, you fall outside of these areas. We hope to expand the technology preview to other areas in the future.

呵呵,当然了,俺家离Autodesk的数据中心距离有好几个1000miles呢。虽然对Autodesk云计算很神往,我还是不能参加测试了。

不过人家也说了现在存在的不足之处:

As a technology preview, there are currently several limitations with the service.

  • No ability to upload, download, or save files. To make it easier to try out the application, we have loaded a number of sample files that will allow you to interact with complex drawings.
  • No ability to load or keep any customizations that you create .
  • Access is limited to users that have hardware and network connections capable of supporting the service.

我想互联网技术发展使得带宽(或者说速度)在不远的将来不是问题,现在是这个测试要求5M带宽,也许到不了后年我们的带宽就能达到这个要求。还有什么上传、下载、保存配置之类的不足之处,对于Autodesk这样的大腕来说也是小菜菜,我想最重要的是怎么使用这个云计算,更准确的说是怎么有偿使用?不能只是看着很美,用着很爽。

还有诸如天正鲁班等以AutoCAD二次开发为基础的一批国内软件公司,他们的云计算是否也会跟上呢?

到了那时候,整个设计、施工、管理又是什么样的呢?

发表评论

电子邮件地址不会被公开。 必填项已用*标注

*