[asterisk-users] I need to record 30 conversations and have other 30 with music on hold, all at the same time, can a PIV handle it?

Steve Totaro stotaro at asteriskhelpdesk.com
Wed Sep 13 09:00:54 MST 2006

Raphaël Jacquot wrote:
> MF wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have a 2 E1 system with 32 zap FXS extensions (all Zaptel,  with
>> TDM2400),  on a PIV,  3GHz, 1GB, 
>> Well my question is wether I'll be able to use it for peak demand moment,
>> that is having all 60 channels busy 30 talking to agents on the FXS,
>> while recording their conversation at the same time,  and the other 30
>> with music on hold while wait.  This is all based on the Queue
>> application of *.
>> Does any one thinks this system WONT be able to handle it?     Am I
>> crazy of even trying it?
> the intel processors at great at number crunching, but suck ass at I/O
> I'd get an amd64 box instead
Intel should work fine but do not mux the conversations on the box, i 
put a second NIC in mine on a different network than the VoIP and FTP 
the files to a box that does the MUXing.  We have recorded well over 60 
simultaneous calls.  Use the monitor in the queues app so you do not get 
all the music stuff recorded and you should be just fine.  Actually, our 
setups are different though, I have separate boxes that just handle the 
T1 to SIP handoff.  They get 50% CPU utilization with 95 calls and 
similar specs to your setup.  I still think you should probably be ok 

Steve Totaro

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