[Icecast] Re: icecast cpu test

Andy Baxter andy at earthsong.free-online.co.uk
Tue Oct 12 20:24:38 UTC 2004

On Tue, 12 Oct 2004 00:20:55 -0400, Dale Ghent wrote:

> On Oct 11, 2004, at 11:52 PM, Andy Baxter wrote:
>> What I would like to know is whether this level of cpu use is expected
>> (seems very low), and generally what kind of spec machine we would 
>> need to
>> serve up to maybe 100 simultaneous on-demand or real time streams?
> Questions like this are inane and pointless.
> The answer is almost always the following: Buy the biggest CPU and as 
> much memory as you can afford or wish to spend. CPU power is rarely the 
> limiting factor these days.
> You kind of answered your own question anyways... I mean, you say you 
> had 500 streams being pulled and the box wasn't taxed... and now you're 
> asking about 100... am I missing something here?

I thought there might be something wrong with the way I had done the test,
because the CPU was way below what I'd expected. But I just worked it out
roughly from the total bandwidth, and it does make sense.

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