(seem it might be better to continue this than start a new new one)
I appreciate the answer given, but I have a slightly different use case in mind to ask the Dorico team about.
In Azure I can spin up enormous machines or services and pay fairly little by the minute (not leaving them up all the time, while sleeping, etc.) I can spin up a machine already configured and ready to run a certain product.
Given the processing power challenges, I could see a market for Dorico in the cloud as a service - If I knew that I’d get a supported machine with X libraries or products(Steinberg partner products I’m sure) with 128 cores, 1TB of memory and premium SSD, ready to rock. In THAT case. well yah that there might be latency going back and forth but it isn’t going stutter and die when I load it really heavily… Still a big win, and I don’t have to front that kind of hardware or use it only when I truly need it.
That would be a composer cloud for real to me. I think too of certain AVID services that are available for transcoding and such to support media teams . If I have a work environment competitive with anyone that I can even access from a fairly inexpensive more portable device…