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ticalex
2010-02-03, 06:49
Hello

Could somebody tell me the maximum of slivdevices that could run simultaneously
on a single "slimserver" (considering the server is as powerful as necessary in term of memory and processor)

Or the biggest installation that has been seen working perfectly ?

Best regards

Alexandre

aubuti
2010-02-03, 07:11
In addition to the server's capacity, it also matters (a) the network bandwidth, and (b) what types of files are being streamed. I have seen one member of these forums (upstatemike, I believe) who has something like 16 SBs on his network. I have 8 SBs, but only had them all on at the same time maybe once or twice to confirm it could be done. They are a mix of wireless and wired (ethernet), and I was streaming FLAC from a modest Atom-based server.

Muele
2010-02-04, 05:45
As stated by others there is no fixed limit.

I think i remember someone having something like 30 sb3's in guesthouse, hotel or something like that. But I don't remember the details, and certainly they wont all play at the same time.

Certainly at least 10-15 players is feasible:
http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=53394

seanadams
2010-02-04, 07:09
I think i remember someone having something like 30 sb3's in guesthouse, hotel or something like that. But I don't remember the details, and certainly they wont all play at the same time.

Why not?

Sike
2010-02-04, 07:34
I have 16 attached to my Server. No problems at all.

andyg
2010-02-04, 08:06
The server can handle as many as you want, the limit you will run into is wireless bandwidth (or ethernet bandwidth). Just do the math on what you want to stream and work out how much bandwidth you will need.

mherger
2010-02-04, 08:50
As another datapoint: Remco at some point run a test with 50 synced Booms. That was when the server was running into performance issues (due to the syncing).

Mnyb
2010-02-04, 09:05
I suspect that playing a different 24bit 96kHz flac file for each duet or SB3 would stress the server is has to run SOX transcoding to each player.

But a bunch of unsynced players playing mp3 files or web radio? that could be a large buch of players indeed.
I can see the motel room radio application as a very good idea actually.

Edit: why not do a product placement ? outfit a large popular hotel in a big city with SB Radio's :) after the current alarm bugs are fixed

indifference_engine
2010-02-04, 09:30
I have had 2 duet receivers, 2 duet controllers, 1 SB3, and 3 SqueezeSlaves (2 on the server and one on my laptop) all playing different mp3's simultaneously without issue. The server is about 6 years old and has a 2.6GHz P4 Northwood (1 core, no hyperthreading) with 1.5Gb Ram and a 500Gb IDE disk running Windows 2003SBS. Apart from SqueezeCenter it also runs Exchange server, SQL server and all the usual domain stuff (DHCP, DNS, WINS, RRAS, AD etc).

Philip Meyer
2010-02-04, 13:22
>As another datapoint: Remco at some point run a test with 50 synced Booms. That was when the server was running into performance issues (due to the syncing).
Impressive!

Muele
2010-02-04, 23:55
Why not?

My remark was only due to my expectations of hotel-room ocupation, not performance of the system.

50 Sync'ed Booms. That's impressive. I think there is no other product available that can do that.

sander
2010-02-06, 10:42
From my limited experience with 5 units, I would say there's a practical limit because 1 bad device can mess up the whole chain, and in the absence of looking at the logs there's no easy way to know which one it is.
Synced streaming from the library is pretty bullet proof, the only problem I occasionally encounter is confusion in the display as to which song is playing.
Syncing streams and podcasts, especially podcasts, slightly less so.

ticalex
2010-02-15, 08:26
Thanks to all of you for your replies

I will have to run around 26 devices at the same time, my largest install so far was with 10 players.

Amix of slim devices and "soft player".

This time i should go on with 26 players running a the same time 24/7

I hoppe it will fit :o)

Thaks