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What type of Proccessor do I need? Server 2008rc2 / FMS Stream Edtn3.5

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May 14, 2010 6:09:00 PM

I'm trying to find out what type and speed cpu I will need for a new system.
The system will be used to capture video from 4 ip cams via composit video cables attached to an osprey 440. I will then use Media encoder to encode all 4 live feeds and publish it with flash media streaming server 3.5. I want people to be able to view all 4 videos live and simultaniously on a page I encode the video players on.

Should I go with an I7, Xeon, or something else?

Things I know I need:
Adobe Flash Media Streaming Server 3.5
Microsoft Server 2008 RC2
Osprey 440 with Simulstream to capture composit video from 4 ip cams.

Help is GREATLY appreciated.
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May 14, 2010 7:10:42 PM

For a Server and ur needs, go with a Xeon)Intel) or Opteron(AMD).
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May 14, 2010 7:26:48 PM

Any suggestions on the model or speed of the xeon proc? My boss is partail to intel.
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May 14, 2010 7:37:50 PM

What budget do ur boss have?
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May 17, 2010 5:31:16 PM

saint19 said:
What budget do ur boss have?

we are hoping to spend around $4000, but if thats not realalistic for what we are going to use it for please let me know. The budget is a bit flexable.
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May 17, 2010 5:52:29 PM

with $4000 you can access to some pretty high end Xeon CPU's, hell you could even do a multi-CPU setup, I actually recommend the Xeon X5xxx series for a dual CPU setup. try a pair of Xeon X5650s for a total of 12 cores and 24 threads, will probably set you back 2 grand for the CPUs alone

here is the Xeon X5650:
http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=47922
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May 17, 2010 6:24:20 PM

IMO, u can go with one or two of this: See here
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May 17, 2010 10:01:38 PM

1. Yes, go with a Nehalem based 2P set up.

2. We need MUCH more info, for example, do you want RAID? SSD? Mission critical? RAM drive?

3. $4k is a good start. Again, depending on what you plan to do, you can blow that $4k out of the water.


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A few more questions:
1. Does your encoding software benefit a lot from more CPU cores/threads? I've never heard of the Adobe Streaming Server till now lol.

2. Is the OS Server 2008 R2 OR Server 2008 RC2? There is a HUGE difference between the two, one being the RC2 is just a Release Candidate and NOT a full stable OS.

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May 26, 2010 7:14:56 PM

OK So we decided to upgrade to the Adobe Interactive Server as it has more fetures.
As for the raid, ram ect... I'm up for info on all that.

Right Now I'm thinking (again this is all new equipmet, we have nothing atm)
Windows Server 2008 R2 5cal
2.4-3.33ghz xeon (1 or 2 depending on how fast we go)
12gb ram 1066 or 1333 dependant on he proc
2x 2tb hd in raid 1 (Should we go with 0+1 or 5 or something else?)

Again this server is ONLY going to be used for Capturing 4 simultanious live video streams (1 with audio) and encoding it and sending it out live to internet viewers.

We are not planning on using it for file serving or anthing else

I will be using a workstation to Copy the saved video files from the server and edit them there for buring.

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May 26, 2010 7:40:09 PM

You should go with RAI 1 for the OS and RAID 5 for the rest.
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May 26, 2010 8:55:38 PM

saint19 said:
You should go with RAI 1 for the OS and RAID 5 for the rest.

I just want to confirm, your suggesting that I go with 2 drives in raid one with just the os on it. and then get 3 or more drives and put them in raid 5.

I was told that you never wanted to have your applications on a differant drive than your os because the new os's copy many files over to their drive before they can use them or something along those lines.
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May 26, 2010 9:30:50 PM

Shadow703793 said:
1. Yes, go with a Nehalem based 2P set up.

2. We need MUCH more info, for example, do you want RAID? SSD? Mission critical? RAM drive?

3. $4k is a good start. Again, depending on what you plan to do, you can blow that $4k out of the water.


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A few more questions:
1. Does your encoding software benefit a lot from more CPU cores/threads? I've never heard of the Adobe Streaming Server till now lol.

2. Is the OS Server 2008 R2 OR Server 2008 RC2? There is a HUGE difference between the two, one being the RC2 is just a Release Candidate and NOT a full stable OS.


1. I don't know much about the software, I got it because I was told adobe's media server was the best. Like I said in the other post a minute ago I ended up upgrading it to the Interactive Server as it has video on demand and a few other cool fetures.

2. I'm thinking that Server 2008 R2 is what I will go with because everyone seems to be saying its better then Server 2008. If you have an opinion either way I'm all ears.

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