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Hardware sizing

Dear GURUs,

I need to build a streaming server that has 16 HD(720p 25fps) channels to cloud server in HKK. I chose following hardware, please consult me on it.

SERVER Hardware spec:

DELL R430/T430

CPU : 2x Intel® Xeon® E5-2660 v3 2.6GHz,25M Cache,9.60GT/s QPI,Turbo,HT,10C/20T

RAM : 4x 8GB

Ingest card: 4x Streamlabs MH4LM(HD-SDI)

Thank you,


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It looks like you are building an encoder, not a streaming server as you are mentioning capture cards there

If that’s the case, you are missing info for a good hardware sizing (like how you’ll encode, bitrates, how many bitrates, etc)

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What you’ll need, is the Wowza Transcoder Add-On (which now comes for free with the Wowza Server Pro Edition license), and multiple powerful servers that can convert 16HD SDI channels into video streams. Please have a look at for more information about the Transcoder Add On. You may also be interested in some benchmarks, to compare your situation with test results from various configurations; see

Kind Regards,

Karel Boek