I’m entertaining the idea of setting up some headless computers as dedicated Unreal Swarm agents. However, I’m uncertain on which hardware would be most appropriate.
Regarding the CPU, I understand that Intel’s range has superior IPC performance (in addition to decreased power consumption and better featured motherboard chipsets), which dominates AMD’s range in tasks that utilise less than four threads. However, in tasks that utilise more than four threads (such as rendering), AMD’s range tends to perform slightly better (at least, when comparing the AMD FX 8320 $199 AUD] to the Intel Core I5 4460 $255]) and is better value for money. Would I be correct in assuming that the AMD FX 8320 would be the most appropriate choice (since Unreal Swarm appears to have no thread limit)?
Regarding the LAN, how much data is sent between the agents and the coordinator? Would a 100Mbit network be sufficient, or would a 1Gbit network be required?
Any guidance will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!