[Icecast] Icecast2 Server Load tests

Chet Sapino csapino at twcny.rr.com
Wed Apr 4 19:18:02 UTC 2007


Ed Zaleski ran some remarkable and very impressive load tests on icecast reported on www.icecast.org (Home page). What wasn't mentioned in the test specifications was the type of internet line that was used which totally influences bandwidth and subesequent overall load characteristics.


1. Was it a T1 line, Verizon FIOS,  or cable internet, or what?

2. What were the download/upload bandwidths in MBPS?

3. Or was this an offline simulation with no real listeners just testing CPU load?

I am using Time Warner cable internet at 10/0.8 MBPS bandwidth and am wondering how this translates to server load streaming mp3's at 128kbps. I.e., how many listeneers can I connect without breakup.

Right now I am thinking switching to Verizon FIOS which runs at 30/5 MBPS


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