There are no hard and fast system requirements for running Avalon, but you will want to choose your system depending on your collection size, expected usage, and desired responsiveness.  Below are examples of systems running Avalon and simple statistics highlighting their throughput.

Avalon Demo Server https://demo.avalonmediasystem.org

Northwestern University Production System 

Northwestern's Avalon System uses 4 machines (3 VM and 1 hardware): 

  1. Avalon web application (VM):  
  2. Fedora, MySQL and the Solr indexer (VM):  
  3. Transcoding (Matterhorn) (physical box):  
  4. Adobe Media Server:  External campus enterprise streaming server

Indiana University Production System 

  1. Avalon web application, Fedora, Solr:  
  2. MySQL:  External service
  3. Transcoding (physical box):  
  4. Wowza Media Server:  External campus enterprise streaming server