Hardware for 32 Cameras

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HeneryH
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Re: Hardware for 32 Cameras

Post by HeneryH » Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:10 pm

mikecam wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:26 am
Go with 32GB of mem or more.
I don't think this is necessary at all. Memory (16gb) was never a problem for me. Others can opine but I wanted to call this out for debate/discussion.



edit - Ehhh, maybe for high camera counts it could be. I never ran that many.
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Thixotropic
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Re: Hardware for 32 Cameras

Post by Thixotropic » Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:56 pm

HeneryH wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:10 pm
I don't think this is necessary at all. Memory (16gb) was never a problem for me. Others can opine but I wanted to call this out for debate/discussion
I tend to agree- 8GB is okay, 16GB is usually more than enough RAM. I have 16GB with 9 cams running and RAM usage almost never goes above 3GB.

I think the money would be better spent on getting the beefiest CPU you can afford. You can never have too much processing power. :)

If it turns out that 8 or 16GB isn't enough RAM, you can always add more without spending a lot.
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