Re: Pocket Rocket
"other workflows such as CAD or animation can just have a GPU farm steered by a modest desktop."
Animation maybe, but CAD will usually be done on a high end workstation. A server farm introduces complexity and therefore cost, and using someone else's cloud is unsuitable for many tasks in the aerospace industry.
It's more important than ever to be able to demonstrate you have control of your data, and "someone else's cloud" is outside of your control. If the server farm is in your control, it's more expensive than a high end workstation, so why bother?