[icecast] Performance icecast

msmith at labyrinth.net.au msmith at labyrinth.net.au
Sat Dec 14 02:44:53 UTC 2002

"M.C. van Dorp" <matthijs at netintegrator.nl> said:

> Hi
> thanx for even reading this
> I really like icecast and i use it very happily.
> Now i'm planning to co-locate a server to play my music but i'm kinda
> wondering what kind of specs(processor, memory etc) i need for let's say
> 3000 listeners(32kbit, stereo) at the same time. 
> I see the program is not that cpu intensive but can't figure it out
> myself.

I'm not sure about icecast 1.x, but icecast2 happily serves over 3000 users
(at higher bitrates than that, too) on my old celeron 450. Ram requirements
are fairly low too (I wouldn't worry about that, basically).


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