Do I need a powerful server?

Dmitriy Taschi
October 2, 2017
Dmitriy Taschi
Categories: Knowledge Base

No, you don’t! To install TrueConf Server, you will need a PC based on Intel Core i5 2nd Gen CPU running on Microsoft Windows 7 or newer operating system. However, this configuration is suggested for server testing only and is not recommended for permanent use, as technical support is provided only for the copies installed on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 or later.

TrueConf protocol key feature is scalability. With  scalable video coding (SVC) technology you can run video conferences for up to 10,000 users on any modern desktop CPU. The only limitation for the number of simultaneous video conferences is network interface bandwidth on the server. Learn more about bandwidth requirements here. By the way, our video conferences work stable starting at 32 kbps.

Transcoding is required for video conferencing streaming, recording on the server or to connect users via third-party protocols (H.323, SIP, BFCP, H.239, RTSP or WebRTC). As transcoding demands a lot of server’s CPU resources, we recommend that you have at least one logical core in reserve for each running conference, but not for each participant. You will be surprised to know that TrueConf Server can support up to 100 SIP / H.323 devices in one conference with ordinary 4-core CPU. Read more about recommended system requirements.

If you already have a dedicated mail server or domain controller, you can install TrueConf Server on these machines in parallel, because they do not build up network or CPU load. But we still recommend you to split your services and get a separate virtual or dedicated server for video conferencing.

The examples of system requirements set for frequently used configurations

  • 50 WebRTC participants
  • 5 SIP/H.323 endpoints
  • 45 participants connected via TrueConf
  • 90 WebRTC participants
  • 5 SIP/H.323 endpoints
  • 5 participants connected via TrueConf
Basic configuration Recommended configuration
CPU Intel Core i3-8100 @ 3.6GHz
Intel Core i5-7400 @ 3.0GHz
Intel Core i5-3470 @ 3.2GHz
Intel Xeon E3-1220 v5 @ 3.0GHzor any other CPU with at least 4 logical cores and PassMark® CPU mark 7000+.
Intel Core i7-8700 @ 3.2GHz
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 @ 3.6GHz
Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.2GHz
Intel Xeon CPU E5-2620 v4 @ 2.10GHzor any other CPU with at least 4 logical cores and PassMark® CPU mark 12000+.
Frequently used configurations

Example №1

 

  • Symmetric video conference for 30 participants connected via TrueConf application.

The following conferences are running concurrently:

  • Four symmetric conferences with 5 users each, the participants being connected via TrueConf application.
  • Six symmetric conferences with 10 users each, the participants being connected via TrueConf application.
Plus

    • Recording or streaming of one conference of any type.

 

Example №2

 

  • Role-based conference with 6 speakers and 60 participants:
    • 50 WebRTC participants
    • 5 SIP/H.323 endpoints
    • 5 participants connected via TrueConf application

The following conferences are running concurrently:

  • Three symmetric conferences with 5 users each, the participants being connected via TrueConf application.
  • Five symmetric conferences with 10 users each, the participants being connected via TrueConf application.
Plus

    • Recording or streaming of one conference of any type.

 

Example №3

 

  • Role-based conference with 6 speakers and 100 participants:
The following conferences are running concurrently:
  • Two symmetric conferences with 5 users each, the participants being connected via TrueConf application.
  • Two symmetric conferences with 10 users each, the participants being connected via TrueConf application.
Plus

    • Recording or streaming of one conference of any type.

 

Learn more at recommended system requirements webpage.

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