[mythtv-users] Proliant server as a backend...

Jake jakeisawake at gmail.com
Thu Nov 10 13:29:09 EST 2005

On 11/10/05, Pete Clarke <pete at devilincarnate.eclipse.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Would the following be acceptable as a media/tuner backend server multiple
> (4 or more) frontends...
> Proliant 8500r
> Quad PIII Xeon 700/2MB CPU's
> 2GB Ram;
> 2 x 1000SX Fiber NIC;
> 1 x Dual 10/100 backup NIC
> 4 x 73GB U160 SCSI drives, RAID (0/1/5);
> 2 x PVR250 PAL Tuners;
> All PCI slots are 64bit and the NIC's will be in 66mhz slots.

are you planning on transcoding or using software capture cards?  if
not i would say that this is a little overpowered.  for the hardware
encoder like pvr-x50 you definitely don't need much cpu on the
backend.  and for SDTV you won't be seeing more than 12Mbit/s so
running 4 frontends on a 100Mbit connection is doable with plenty of
headroom left over.

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