- We have a small lab space that seats 10 people and has 20 machines.
- Each machine is set to 1920x1200 resolution because the user apps are best used at that resolution.
- Currently the machines are all located close enough to montors that a DisplayPort cable will reach, but the pending lab remodel positions them around 80 feet or more away in racks.
- Our proposed solution is to use PCoIP.
- We purchased 10 PCoIP portals and 20 PCoIP host cards.
- We plan to set up a dedicated network to handle just the PCoIP traffic.
After testing just one portal and one host card with a cheap 1G switch from a local office supply store, we were left with less than good impressions about the usefulness in our lab. The framerates were not spectacular and the mouse seemed jerky. Our concern is that we can't get away with the cheap 1G stuff from the store because adding more machines to the switch will just make the user experience worse.
What switch would be recommended to best support our PCoIP situation? We will need to plug in at least 30 cables based on just those machines. Is there a particular feature to search for that makes a difference? Is there a switch that works best with PCoIP?
Added Info: The reporting webapp for the host card shows maximum bandwidth usage to be 220000 kbps. The average appears to be around 180000 kbps. The reverse direction is much lower, like 15000 kbps.