[mythtv-users] Athlon xp 2000+ enough for HD backend server?

Brian Guilfoos mythtv at guilfoos.com
Wed Dec 27 14:57:10 UTC 2006

James Armstrong wrote:
> I used to have a backend that was an athlon XP 2000 512 megs ram. It 
> could record from two HD3000's and one PVR250 while I played an HD from 
> a separate frontend. I did the commercial flagging on the frontend only.

My headless master backend - with two A180 and one PVR500 - is an old
Athlon running at 850 MHz.  I'm not yet to "production", but it seems to
handle the load just fine.  Mostly all it does is take the data stream
from the hardware and stuff it onto the NAS.  I also do all flagging on
the much beefier frontend.

I've not yet tried recording on all tuners simultaneously, but I most
certainly can record and play back (eg, live TV) without any hiccups.

(I know this is way old, but I'm just now working thru my email...)

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