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I want to build a server for me and my local friends to play minecraft on. Im doing it on a budget so AMD is a must. What sort of setup would i need to run minecraft off it without any problems. There will be approximately 10 people playing on it at any given time.
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TBH. It doesn't take much hardware to run a server.
I'm currently running mine that has 4-5 players with a old Socket 478 computer.

The most important thing that you need is RAM and a decent upload speed. Other than that, nothing else really matters. A cheap dual core could even do the work for you.
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Athlon X2, 2 to 4gb RAM, thats about it.
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ok thanks for the input. I wasnt sure how much i would need to run it smoothly. Ill probably use my old tri core and just upgrade my rig to a quad ^_^.
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Minecraft lies to eat up processing more and RAM like a fiend. The more cores and memory you have the better.
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what server environment do you think would yield the best performance? windows or linux.
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I use Linux, a light weight distro of Linux.
I believe they also made a MinecraftOS that's built on CentOS.
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I'd guess a lightweight Linux distro for best performance.

You don't even need X; you can just boot a minimal kernel with a JavaVM installed.
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post #9 of 13
@Tyler, mbudden:

That's pretty much what I'm doing. Just make sure you install the official sun/oracle java, not the Ice version that's in the repo's, Minecraft doesn't really like that.

I'm running a two-man server on a virtual machine with 640 megs of RAM (allocated), and it only uses ~230 MB's efectively, with one person connected, and digging around a bit. Processor usage is about 40% on average on a XEON P4 gen (single virtual core).
Server OS is Ubuntu Server, running headless/no gui.
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The MineOS (that's what it's called) is based on tinycorelinux. It's very lightweight, but I didn't really like it after all. I'm a sysadmin, I can set up my own servers wink.gif
Kudos to the creator though, he also has a nice install tutorial.

He never mailed me back when I submitted my spin of the ISO with SCSI support though...
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post #10 of 13
if you have enough ram the OS shouldn't matter IMO, use whatever works easiest for you

I'd suggest a dual core (with more than 2.0mhz on each core) and atleast 4gb of ram if you plan on using bukkit mods
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