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Dan
2004-07-23, 05:52
Hi,
I've searched the website for the min specs for Slim server on Macos X but
couldn't find them. I'm thinking of buying an Apple cube (450 or 500mhz),
will that be fast enough ? Thanks in advance.

btw: What are the min specs for slim server on a pc in case I go with that
solution.
--
Dan.
Cork,Ireland.

Ken Anderson
2004-07-23, 06:42
Dan,

I run a slimserver on a 450MHz cube just fine, serving a slimp3 and
squeezebox. I don't do any transcoding though - so someone else on the
list will have to comment on that.

BTW, where are you going to get that cube? :)

Ken

On Jul 23, 2004, at 8:52 AM, Dan wrote:

> Hi,
> I've searched the website for the min specs for Slim server on Macos X
> but
> couldn't find them. I'm thinking of buying an Apple cube (450 or
> 500mhz),
> will that be fast enough ? Thanks in advance.
>
> btw: What are the min specs for slim server on a pc in case I go with
> that
> solution.
> --
> Dan.
> Cork,Ireland.
>
>
>

Oscar Marsh
2004-07-23, 07:12
On 23 Jul 2004, at 2:42 pm, Ken Anderson wrote:

> Dan,
>
> I run a slimserver on a 450MHz cube just fine, serving a slimp3 and
> squeezebox. I don't do any transcoding though - so someone else on
> the list will have to comment on that.

I've been running the SlimServer on my 450 Mhz Cube as well but as it's
my main desktop Mac (used for Azureus, Soulseek, playing back video and
using iTunes a lot, etc.), as well as being the household webserver, it
doesn't cope very well with my 8000-song library. In fact, I've had to
give up running SlimServer completely until I can get a full-time box.

I'm sure a G4 Cube would be more than adequate as a dedicated
SlimServer machine, though. Max out the RAM.

Oscar Marsh
--
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S. Ben Melhuish
2004-07-23, 08:58
Ken Anderson wrote (in response to Dan):

> I run a slimserver on a 450MHz cube just fine, serving a slimp3 and
> squeezebox. I don't do any transcoding though - so someone else on the
> list will have to comment on that.

I used to do some AAC-to-MP3 transcoding on my Cube, for my SliMP3, and
never had dropouts (with a ~6000 song library). (Now, all files I play
are MP3.)

Possibly-relevant facts:

* the Cube has (no more than) 512MB RAM
* it was not doing anything else with the processor
* songs were on a quiet external Firewire drive

I never gathered any CPU utilization metrics, so I don't know how
stressed the CPU was -- it's possible that it was running at high load,
though I never got that sense from its desktop responsiveness.

For my needs, the Cube works great -- I want a quiet, unobtrusive,
aesthetic server, and it hits all three perfectly. The loudest part of
the system is the hard drive seeks during library rescans, and that's
not enough to wake anybody up (it lives in the office, aka spare bedroom).

-- S. Ben Melhuish

Steve Burling
2004-07-23, 12:54
--On Friday, July 23, 2004 1:52 PM +0100 Dan <scsicork (AT) hotmail (DOT) com> wrote:

> I've searched the website for the min specs for Slim server on Macos X but
> couldn't find them. I'm thinking of buying an Apple cube (450 or 500mhz),
> will that be fast enough ? Thanks in advance.

To which I reply:

I use a pretty old B&W G3 for my server. Here are its specs, as reported
by system_profiler:

Machine Model: Power Mac G3 (PCI graphics)
CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (2.6)
Number Of CPUs: 1
CPU Speed: 400 MHz
L2 Cache (per CPU): 1 MB
Memory: 256 MB
Bus Speed: 100 MHz
Boot ROM Version: f2

Interesting bit of self-contradiction there -- claims the model is Power
Mac G3, but the CPU claims PowerPC G4...

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