Graphics card for multiple simultaneous users

Brian McKee brian.mckee at
Wed Feb 10 02:59:09 UTC 2010

On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 7:04 PM, Felix Oxley <felix.oxley at> wrote:
> My current query is how the graphics subsystem driver & hardware etc
> will handle multiple users simultaneously trying to watch YouTube or
> BBC iPlayer?
> (50 users total, say 20 (max) concurrent at lunchtime)
> Will this be possible? What sort of graphics card should I use? Free
> or proprietary driver? More than 1 graphics card in machine?
> (I was thinking of getting a new Dell server with dual quad  core (16
> threads) Xeon 2.8GHz processor, 24GB ram )

I don't have any reasonable guesses as to how much horsepower will be required - I would think the LTSP or Edubuntu people would have good data on that - poke around their site or inquire on their mailing list for real world experience.

I would point out however that the server wouldn't need a video card at all to do this...

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