AW: [bf1942] Server Utilization

Paul Richards noxis at
Fri Feb 13 08:56:50 EST 2004

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "InCisT" <InCisT at>
To: <bf1942 at>
Sent: Friday, February 13, 2004 5:24 AM
Subject: Re: AW: [bf1942] Server Utilization

> Martin Steiger wrote:
> > I am no provider, but I think I can imagine, how it works (at least a
> > You'll have a look, how much CPU resource a game uses in idle mode and
> > servers are full and you calculate, how many BF1942-games you could run
> > server (public and private mixed).
> >
> > Then you try to keep a balance of both of them and mix your private and
> > public servers on your boxes, that they have best performance...
> >
> > Now (Incist, think about it), your (private) servers, of which you have
> > on it on your machine, start to use 10% CPU instead of 0% before, when
> > they're idling... Which means, even if you have "only" 4 BF1942 servers
> > running on this machine (2 private and 2 public), 40% of your CPU is
> > without having a player on it!!!
> >
> > If you're running only your clan-server, no need to really worry about
> > But if you're a hoster, then that's a reason to worry...
> >
> I actually AM a game server host, which is part of the reason this eeks
> me. You cant count on servers being empty anytime. IF you have two pubs
> and two privs on the same box, and all are hammered when you count on
> only 2 being hammered your not providing a good service. And people
> wonder why 60% of the consumers think we are assholes. Personally I use
> the bandwidth to determine how much a server costs, and pubs i figure
> will use double a priv. IT doesnt matter how much proc they use when
> empty or full because rackspace is cheap and hardware is cheap too.  If
> you overload your boxes, so you can charge a dollar or two less per
> slot, its ok really, I like the buisness you send me ;)  My customers
> may pay 10$/more a month but hey, you get what you pay far, and my
> servers dont lag. EVER.
> InCisT

"my servers dont lag. EVER." that statement alone undermines everything you
have said or will ever say, or you dont have alot of experiance.

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