Wednesday, November 23, 2011

setting up live video streaming - resource usage

This will be a series of posts about setting up video streaming on our new dedicated server from Voxel.

When the Wowza streaming server was serving at around 600 Mbps, that is around a 1000 clients, top reported the following usage of memory and cpu:
  PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND           
18825 root    20   0 2009m 1.3g 7892 S  113 17.1   1064:58 java  

Since this is a quad-core machine, probably top reports 100% as maxing out a single core. So, we have plenty of cpu to spare, and could easily max-out the 1 Gbps port. (And that's what we did .... running video at 800 kbps per instance.)

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