I am trying to figure out the most cost-effective way to process images and share results with clients. I am going to be surveying ranches of about 1000 acres, so expecting 3000+ images per map. My computer only has 8GB of RAM, so I figure even doing split-merge would be futile considering the processing power.
Here is my idea, would love to hear if this is doable or not:
EDIT: After looking around the forums some more, thinking it might be easier to set up a super cheap server with ~2GB to run the WebODM UI constantly for my clients to access and then deploy processing nodes on a more robust server to use only when I need to construct maps.
You could always buy a 256 gB ram workstation pc from newegg for around $600, install a hefty SSD with your favorite linux OS distribution and process images that way and like you said use a lightweight PC as the web facing interface where the processed can be hosted. just my two cents.