Catherine Spencewrote an IT@Intel blog on a recent lab experiment on the impact of various emerging compute models on both the server and network. You can find the blog at: http://communities.intel.com/openport/blogs/client/2008/01/25/streaming-impact-on-the-server-and-network
Several Intel IT folks (and others!) have expressed concern over the back-end implications of hosting a streamed computing solution. How many clients can be supported by a server? How will streaming affect the network? Well, we had the same questions so we constructed a lab experiment to find out.
Streaming was more efficient than we expected. We demonstrated that server utilization remained low and network utilization improved over time. We successfully executed a variety of applications including audio and video. We also encountered a few challenges.
Want to know more? Read our full report: Streaming and Virtual Hosted Desktop Study