[icecast] Icecast2 memory requirements

Ross Levis ross.levis at cchlawbase.co.nz
Sun Mar 9 16:58:53 PST 2003



Mmmm.  On 2nd thought, I believe I have my decimal points in the wrong
place.  We would need 100's of T1 connnections.

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> Sent: Monday, 10 March 2003 13:46
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> Subject: [icecast] Icecast2 memory requirements
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> 
> I mentioned the other day about a new company I'm involved 
> with setting up 1000's of streams using Vorbis.  This appears 
> to be the favoured format now so that is good news.  They are 
> also investigating hosting the IceCast server(s) at their own 
> premices rather than using a stream hosting provider.
> 
> It was mentioned that 1000's of streams could likely be 
> processed by IceCast2 on the same PC (2Ghz or more) and the 
> bottleneck would be the Internet bandwidth required for the 
> number of listeners.
> 
> I would like estimates of the amount of RAM required on the 
> PC per stream and per listener.  The streams will all average 
> 32kb/s.  Any ideas?
> 
> If we take an example of 1000 streams with 30 listeners each 
> = 30000 individual streams @ 32kb/s = 960Mb/s.  That doesn't 
> sound like too much.  One T1 connection will handle that 
> easily.  But will IceCast and one CPU handle that?
> 
> Regards,
> Ross Levis.
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