How much RAM for proxy

Dell / INSPIRION
July 25, 2009 at 14:43:18
Specs: Windows XP, 2Gb
How many users do you think a proxy server could support with 2Gb RAM?
Users would mainly be running video through the proxy.

Would a dedicated server be better or could a virtual support this.

...something like a 2GHz core 2 duo 10Mbps connection


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#1
July 25, 2009 at 19:04:12
I'd say 2gb of ram should be fine.

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#2
July 25, 2009 at 20:08:44
The network will probably be the bottleneck,

Figuring 512kb/s video your 10mb line should be saturated around 20 people (10000/512) - this doesn't count overhead, so in real-life the actual will be lower.

Of course you could compress the video more, or maybe look at throwing it on some content-delivery network. I've used amazon's s3 network in the past & the overall price was less than half the cost of the burst traffic.



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#3
July 26, 2009 at 07:33:29
Some places I know provide 100Mbit lines so in theory, that could cover a lot more people.
Presumably a data centre would still have some bottlenecks into their data centre?
Some of the video would already be compressed as they are some TV channels who display their recent programmes through the internet so I believe that is compressed.
STuff like youtube is already compressed as well.

Mbit is the same as Mbps, yes?


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#4
July 27, 2009 at 11:46:49
Would 1Gb RAM be enough on a server?
Some places I know provide 100Mbit lines so in theory, that could cover a lot more people.
Presumably a data centre would still have some bottlenecks into their data centre?
Some of the video would already be compressed as they are some TV channels who display their recent programmes through the internet so I believe that is compressed.
STuff like youtube is already compressed as well.

Mbit is the same as Mbps, yes?


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