[AG-TECH] Single System Node Client thoughts

Bob Riddle bdr at internet2.edu
Thu Dec 9 10:18:12 CST 2004

FWIW - I've found the dual processor system is best for a single node 
machine - as it allows the video rendering to take place with less 
chance of punishing the audio processing.  My $.02 worth.

Jason Soohoo wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm trying to get some feedback on my proposed hardware for a Single 
> System Node client. For a small conference room (6-10 people, 1 large 
> table)
> Looking at a Dell Precision 370 P4 2.8GHz 1MB/800, 1GB 533MHz DDR2 
> RAM, 128MB Dual DVI/VGA nVidia Quadro video card.
> And plan to add 2 camera's w/ 2 video capture cards.
> Does anyone see the need for a dual processor system? or any other 
> types of hardware upgrades.
> I've used a "test" system, which was a Dell Dimension, P4 2.4 GHz 
> 512MB RAM, onboard video. Same conference room in question And I was 
> able to support the past SC2004 lectures and that was like 20+ video 
> streams.
> Any feedback on possible needs for a dual processing system would be 
> greatly appreciated.
> Thank you all for your time,
> Jason SooHoo
> MIT Haystack Observatory
> Research Engineer

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