Standard system layout
Standard setup (both Linux and Windows) installs all Jedox components on a single machine. Several software components are represented by different service daemons that listen on different network interfaces/ports. See Jedox Web Services and Configurations for more information. This standard layout is most widely used and acceptable for most situations. Both power users (application designers) and application consumers use the same instance to develop and use the application:
Alternative system layouts
Standard layout may not be sufficient in some scenarios, depending on the number of users/concurrent sessions, data volume, but also network throughput and latency and system availability may be unable to be handled by the hardware initially used. In that case, alternative system layouts may be implemented.
One option could be to add additional web instances (in addition to the main instance) that handle separate user groups, e.g. one user group always uses instance number 1, etc.:
Adding a load balancer adds even more flexibility to the system:
Configuring services to run in multiple-host scenario
Provided you will be splitting the load between 2 or more hosts, one of which is running OLAP component and the other is running the components Web, Spreadsheet and and Integrator.
You can use standard setup (both Windows and Linux) to install all components on both systems. Then make adjustments to both (remove unused components/services and/or adjust config files).