[mythtv] Thoughts on encoder farms / distributed capturing and viewing

Robert Middleswarth mythtv-dev@snowman.net
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.