Use these guidelines and examples in sizing Smart 3D hardware configurations, including those that include Global Workshare Configuration (GWC).
Hardware sizing, especially for servers, depends on many factors such as:
The number of concurrent users per site
The number of sites (Global workshare)
The size of the project (which translates into the size of the databases)
Other software that is running on the machine
For best performance in medium to large Global Workshare Configurations, we recommend using 64-bit hardware and operating system. Smart 3D was tested with 11 Global Workshare sites with a Microsoft SQL database on 64-bit hardware and operating system.