A place to learn more about Windows MultiPoint Server, directly from the development team.
Hey folks, this is Dean, posting from TechEd 2011.
A couple folks have asked about the minimum hardware requirements for Multipoint. You can find that info and more in the Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 Planning Guide.
Relevant content copied here:
Table 1: Minimum recommended hardware.
Up to 4stations
Office, Web browsing, line-of-business applications
CPU: 4C+MT or 6C1
RAM: 8 GB
Productivity plus: Occasional video use by some users
CPU: 4C+MT or 6C
Productivity plus: Frequent video use by all users
CPU: 4C+MT or 8C
Thin Client: RemoteFX3
USB video not recommended
1 2C = 2 cores, 4C = 4 cores, 6C = 6 cores, MT = Multi-threading. Processor speed should be at least 2.0 gigahertz (GHz).
2 Video testing was performed using 360p H.264 video at its native resolution.
3 RemoteFX, or equivalent technology for RDP, is required when 15 – 20 remotely connected thin clients running full motion video within their session. For more information about hardware requirements for RemoteFX, see Hardware Considerations for RemoteFX (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=211310).
These are the basic requirements for MultiPoint Server. Actual requirements will vary based on your system configuration, the programs and features that you decide to install, the number of users and how the system is used. The actual configuration sizing depends on the workload you are running and the hardware capability. You should always validate the sizing using your own applications and hardware.