Will a Xeon E5504 2.0GHz have sufficient processing power for a media server streaming movies to 24-32 clients?

by on June 29, 2011

Q: Will a Xeon E5504 @ 2.0 GHz be sufficient processing power for a media server streaming movies to 24-32 clients? The barebones server I’m looking at comes with one, and space for another. If one is not sufficient, would two be, or do I need to updgrade to a more powerful processor?


2 Responses to “Will a Xeon E5504 2.0GHz have sufficient processing power for a media server streaming movies to 24-32 clients?”
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    The streaming software you’re using will dictate any processor requirements. Consult the documentation or company of the software you’re planning on using.

     
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    It should be sufficient. The other question is how much RAM is the bare bones kit capable of. For streaming media I would probably try to load it up with memory. But you can always get a second processor to help speed things up a bit.