Is Octo required for a meeting of ~200 people

I know this is a loaded question, but I have been reading about this for a couple days now

Is “Octo” a requirement for a meeting of ~200 people OR will Jitsi still run without “Octo” configured in a meeting with ~200 people?

To be honest, its also a limitation on the client side. With 200 people in ONE meeting, lets the cpu on your user devices to bottleneck.

Otherwise than that, your main bottleneck in such big conferences is the videobridge. If you have enough bandwith and cpu ressources on a single bridge, its totaly possible to do it without octo. But as said above, not very nice for the users.