Seneca | IPVMU Certified | 09/22/17 02:58pm
Today I was shown a bid spec for a VMS that actually includes a reference to what they wanted in a Client Workstation that feeds a video wall controller. However, the spec does not include an anticipated total stream count for the stations to handle. This is a primary limitation beyond the physical monitor count. I do a lot of lab work with a variety of Client apps and have a good idea what they need on the hardware side to achieve a maximum total stream count.
The spec has a specific workstation count but I wonder how THAT count was selected? The 'answer' changes quite a bit between the combo of total streams + VMS itself + monitor count.
The 4th Gen Intel CPU is old since they have 6th and 7th GEN in place with 8th& 9th on the horizon.
My question is... is this typically what you folks see in these bids or was this written poorly?
Contractor shall provide three computer workstations to provide inputs from
the VMS Client to the video wall controller. Video Wall Workstations shall
meet the following specifications as a minimum:
a. Windows 7 SP1 Professional or later operating system. Contractor shall
verify compatibility with VMS prior to purchase and adjust Windows
operating system purchase as necessary
b. 64-bit Intel Core i7-4820K (10MB, 3.9 MHz) or greater
c. 2 x 500 GB hard drives in RAID-1 configuration
d. 16 GB of DDR3 SDRAM
e. 10/100/1000 Base-T network interface card
f. High performance PCI Express graphics card supporting DirectX 10.0
and dual independent monitors. Minimum 2 GB graphics RAM
g. Internal CD/DVD burner drive
h. Enterprise version of Anti-virus software and Anti-spyware software to
support all servers and workstations inclusive of all VMS workstations