[icecast] A large streaming project
jack at xiph.org
Wed Feb 26 19:07:50 PST 2003
> As a guess, how many IceCast streams could be supported on one Linux PC
> (say 1.5Ghz PC).
Icast at one point had about 456 stations or so. We were able to do
this (all the music was preencoded) with 8 machines quite reliably.
Basically 4 machines sourced streams, and 4 machines served them. Only
three machines were really needed, so failures were taken care of if
only one machine failed.
These were dual cpu p3-600s if I remember correctly. I'm not sure if
only one set of four was dual or not. I suspect the source machines
were duals and the icecast boxes were not.
8000 streams is quite a lot. Not to mention the amount of music you
would need to make the content in 8000 streams more than trivial :)
Or do you just mean 8000 simultaneous listeners? Because that is quite
a different problem.
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