Lightroom Server? A solution for enterprise class post production operations??

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We work with about a million RAW images every week in Lightroom and Photoshop. It's a really inefficient process storing and working at this capacity with Adobe's software as it sits. For video, our software can utilize a cluster of machines' resources to import, render, export, and compress projects. We need a server side product that can ingest hundreds of thousands of images per day and utilize a cluster setup to quickly process them into individual lightroom catalogs and render previews, then ingest the catalogs for exporting when editing is completed. A solution like this would greatly improve our workflow and save us dozens of hours looking at edit suites full of computers with progress bars and network congestion every day. As lightroom sits today, our most powerful server with an 8 core xeon processor and 64 GB of DDR3 ram can't perform in lightroom any better than our core 2 duo iMacs from 4 years ago. I feel like we can't be the only post production team screaming for something like this.
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"As lightroom sits today, our most powerful server with an 8 core xeon processor and 64 GB of DDR3 ram can't perform in lightroom any better than our core 2 duo iMacs from 4 years ago."

This is sort of a feature. Lightroom is a desktop app, for use on a variety of desktops.

Any server-side product will be a complete rewrite -- the entire design and focus of the app is as a desktop app. I just don't see it happening any time soon. At least not with the Lightroom brand associated with it.