Lately our preprocessing times have grown unreasonably long. After you hit Go, it takes 10 - 15 minutes or more before the actual rendering begins. It used to be quick. What could possibly be making it take longer?
Core2 X6800, 4Gb RAM, ATI FireGL V3400.
Material libraries on the server, gigabit ethernet.
Various file sizes, small projects take a long time too, not just huge ones with lots of lights. Various resolutions - 75dpi to 300dpi, all seem to take too long.
Thanks for any ideas.