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Old 06-03-2010, 11:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Finding the right server. Please Help!

I'm needing some help/recommendations on what server to purchase for a LAN area I am setting up. I will have 20 desks, each with a 20" LCD monitor, keyboard and mouse. I need to locate a server that is beasty enough to handle having 20 virtual OS's running at the same time (for example, 15 PCs with Windows 7 and 5 with XP), while being able to store many images for many customers. It needs to be able to run many of the new, demanding games as well with the virtual images that would normally require the following on a regular PC:

At least 2BG RAM
512 MB Video Card
Quad-Core Processor
Etc, etc, etc.

I hope I've been a little bit clearer than mud for you guys. All help is definantly appreciated! Thanks!

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Old 06-06-2010, 10:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Finding the right server. Please Help!

I could be wrong, but I very much doubt any computer you could buy or build would be capable of running twenty different virtual OSes playing a system intensive game.

You'd probably be better off getting (a cheap motherboard and processor and a nice graphics card) x 20.
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