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Old 02-21-2009, 10:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question help for setting up server

hi ,
i need to know the basic requirements for setting up a server with following needs

a) about 250-300users can see videos from it (they cant download) at the same time .
b) same number of users will be playing games and i will be hosting about 10 gaming servers (4 counter strike , 4 age of empires,2 call of duty).

also usres will be connected to server through WLAN and cant share data with each other .

so i need to know these basic things about the machine :-
1. RAM

AND THIS WONT BE HOSTED THROUGH INTERNET JUST LAN CONNECTIVITY(with permission to users only to download and play through server not from each other).


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Old 02-26-2009, 12:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 02-26-2009, 07:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It seems that nobody's really sure and TBH it's a pretty unusual requirement. It will all depend on the software you want to use for the video, what resolution and the requirements for the gaming servers. I have looked and they describe the specs required for playing the games but I cannot find the specs required for serving a set number of users.
What I was able to find were some specs for servers being advertised to clans and they seemed fairly reasonable. Not really sure how many simultanious users are normal for clans but I will assume the servers are safe for about 30.
You might be ok with a dual socket motherboard with 5000 series xeons or 2000 series opterons. Either way you will need to fill up on RAM, a good dual socket board will have 8 DIMM slots but 2GB is the highest economical capacity for those DIMMs which puts you at 16GB.
One thing to note is that if the machine I have just described is not powerful enough, the cost of a machine that is will be considerably higher since it will probably involve 4 8000 series opterons.

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