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.
 

The examples of system requirements set for frequently used configurations

  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 @ 3.0GHz

or 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 @ 2.10GHz

or 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:
  • 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

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.