Multiuser solution sought
I am experimenting this summer with multiuser systems with the goal being a classroom of 24 stations running autocad. My prototype is a 4 station pod built on a Core 2 quad, 4GB machine and I am acquiring various bits and pieces to try things out. So far, I have downloaded Windows Multipoint Server and Softxpand and have been sent a setup for Fiddlehead. I have also acquired 2 dual head graphics cards, 4 USB hubs, and some USB audio adapters for headphone use.
Here is my thinking so far:
1. I need one gpu per station so that leaves n-computing out. Everything else can go by USB.
2. Multipoint server is probably my best (but not cheapest) solution if it runs autocad on all 4 stations.
3. Fiddlehead may be the easiest to configure but may not run autocad.
4. Softxpand is the one I know the least about.
I have noticed that a few of you are quite conversant with these choices so I am appealing to you for two purposes:
I. General reality check on my thinking and plans.
II. Someone who might be able to partner me through the process (I could actually pay for this to a limited extent if you have actual experience).
If all this works, I have a budget to buy the whole setup with new hardware, so I will eventually be interested in recommendations on computers and and monitors as well.
As an additional note, I am not a network administrator, but can learn well.
Thanks in advance,