[mythtv] Thoughts on encoder farms / distributed capturing and
Thu, 31 Oct 2002 08:49:29 -0500
Robert Kulagowski wrote:
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>>Pulling Data from Box A all three adding up to over 10 Megs way
>>above the limit I have seen on most signal nic card. It could be
>>done but would require 2 to 3 nics on separt networks and Switch
>>adding cost and
>>complety in my opion.
>I'm not sure that separate NICs are required - it seems like you're
>talking about establishing multiple point to point links. As I
>stated, at 10Mbps shared, multiple data streams will be a problem,
>but when a 10/100 Mbps NIC is $5, (check http://www.pricewatch.com,
>or go to your local microcenter) and a GigabitE card is $45
>(pricewatch again) and a 8 port 100Mbps switch is $20 (pricewatch, or
>microcenter), the extra money required to get sufficient data rates
>isn't "crazy" money.
I wasn't saying it can't be done I am saying that it might not work with
hooking eveything up with a single nic into a 100 Megabit switch and not
have problems. I was saying that it might require some Muilt-nic
installs to get the bandwidth require that would cause additional
complexty which is something that would be good to avoid is possible.
Yes I known that switch and Nic are cheap it wasn't the money I was
thinking about it was the complexty I was thinking about.