« on: September 04, 2007, 04:54:23 am »
I'm thinking about building a system which will provide media and phone services for two houses. Here are the specs I have in mind for the core and media directors:
1GB of ram
single 300GB IDE HD
1 PVR-500 (two tuners)
Firewire to cablebox
AMD XP 2100+
512 MB RAM
GF 6 series video cards
Concern #1 is that the core won't be beefy enough (horsepower or disk access) to serve 4 media directors. Let's say for the sake of argument that everything will be SD content and the worst case scenario is 2 media directors watching recorded content, 1 watching live content, and a program being recorded simultaneously. What do you think?
Concern #2, the houses are at opposite sides of the street, so the only option is wireless. I'm planning on using pre 802.11n equipment to create a wireless bridge between the two houses. I'm not sure what speed the link will run, but after some research, my best guess is between 45-100 Mb. Will this amount of bandwidth be enough for two MD and an IP phone at the remote house?