[Icecast] How much CPU horsepower?

Joern Nettingsmeier nettings at folkwang-hochschule.de
Fri Mar 4 15:17:29 UTC 2005

raul wrote:
> Hello,
> One question about cpu and ram.
> I'have a pentium IV with 512 Mb of Ram, running icecast2 in debian.
> If I supose that i have unlimited *bandwidth,* how many streams support 
> at the same time?
> I want to stream ogg audio at 32 kbps.

if you do not transcode or encode on the machine, you should be able to 
run quite a few.

on my machine (dual p3 600, 512 mb ram), icecast uses about 2.5% of all 
memory at according to top with two theora and 30 vorbis streams and one 
client each. cpu load is negligible.

so the exact answer is "an awful lot" :-D

i guess your machine might be able to saturate a 100mbit link.

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