[Icecast] Sizing an Ice Cast Server

Michael Smith mlrsmith at gmail.com
Thu Jun 2 12:48:30 PDT 2005


On 6/2/05, Geoff Staples <geoff at radioleft.com> wrote:
> Is there some info somewhere about calculating the throughput of an
> Icecast server?
> 
> (I'm not really talking about the bandwidth)
> 
> I need to figure out how much CPU and RAM I need.
> 
> I also need to know whether other software on the server (such as mySQL
> ) will have a problem with Icecast.

There's no reason other software would be affected in any way.

For any supportable number of users, RAM usage remains low enough that
it won't be a concern for any modern system. CPU usage for small
numbers of users is hard to measure (it's near zero), and should only
be a concern if you're planning on at least a thousand simultaneous
clients (and probably a lot more!).

Mike


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