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I am in need of two server configurations needed for starting an internet radio station.
One of the configs should be expensive (best server for my needs)
the other sample config should be a little more low-budget style.

expected concurrent users will be 5000+, 128kbps live stream + downloadable content and user generated playlists ability
both front end and database on same server
-no other projects hostend on it
-no virtualisation

I don't care it it is intel/amd
i need to start this project and i do not have experience at all :-(
the internet connectivity/bandwidth is present and the company offers very good prices and also has unlimited net support. sufficient

so friends please give me two sample server configs for this future internet radio, so i can impress my boss
post #2 of 23
If your 5000 listeners number is realistic, you need to go get professional help. That is not something you will very easily do in-house unless you really know what you're doing.

First, where are you going to get the ~700Mbps bandwidth you will need? Unless you've already got a few dark OC-12s just laying around. (I doubt it.)

Second, 5000 listeners is likely going to require a server farm, or at least one VERY high end server (and even then I wouldn't count on needing fewer than two).

Now maybe 5000 listeners is not a realistic number, in that case things may be different.
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so friends please give me two sample server configs for this future internet radio, so i can impress my boss

Do we get a share of your pay, then?
    
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post #4 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by citruspers View Post
so friends please give me two sample server configs for this future internet radio, so i can impress my boss

Do we get a share of your pay, then?
you're the only one i've ever seen bring this up on this forum lol

people do this alot
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hmm, maybe a couple of sr2-like setups running mirrored on a main server hosted by your works gigabit upload line? use some ram drives inside off internal hard drive controllers for each, getting the stream from your main server to send to all users?
i doubt that you will get many good responses from us users that dont have the money or need of things like massive internet radio servers. sorry bud.
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Ah, but I DO admin a Shoutcast Internet radio server for a top 100 national talk show. Most people, though, listen on their radios or via podcast; the max number of listeners we've had at one time in the recent past is 282. That runs comfortably on a server not much bigger than your sig rig (along with the web server and everything else) but any major increase would necessitate a more powerful server.
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post #7 of 23
1 IBM power 750 should do the work.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by badatgames18 View Post
1 IBM power 750 should do the work.
Looks beefy enough, but what software are you going to stream with?
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post #9 of 23
perhaps the
ega sr2
with xeon x5680
48 gb of hyperX 1333mhz ram
some ssd's
a radeon 6950
and a solid 1000w psu or higher
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BadAssClocker View Post
perhaps the
ega sr2
with xeon x5680
48 gb of hyperX 1333mhz ram
some ssd's
a radeon 6950
and a solid 1000w psu or higher
this would also work.... ALOT cheaper than an ibm power 750... i was sort of joking when i suggested it.
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