How many players would I expect on the following server and how would i optimise it?

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    I am thinking of buying the following package from

    12 x 3.0GHz Intel Xeon
    4GB Dedicated RAM
    2GB Swap RAM
    1GBps Network Connection (13ms ping from my location)
    1.4TB Bandwidth
    70GB RAID10 SAS Drive
    4 IPS
    20GB RSync Backup
    XEN PV
    £40 p/m unmanged

    What player count would I get? How would i optimise it (Garbage Collection.etc). What distro should i use?


    For optisimation i reckon:
    java -native -server -Xincgc -Xmx40964M -Xms1048M -Xmn512M -XX:NewRatio=3 -XX:+UseThreadPriorities -XX:CMSFullGCsBeforeCompaction=1 -XX:SoftRefLRUPolicyMSPerMB=2048 -XX:+CMSParallelRemarkEnabled -XX:+UseParNewGC -XX:+UseAdaptiveSizePolicy -XX:+DisableExplicitGC -Xnoclassgc -oss4M -ss4M -XX:+UseFastAccessorMethods -XX:CMSInitiatingOccupancyFraction=90 -XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC -XX:UseSSE=4 -XX:+UseCMSCompactAtFullCollection -XX: ParallelGCThreads=12 -XX:+AggressiveOpts -cp "craftbukkit-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.jar" -jar "craftbukkit-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.jar" nogui
    Should do it :)

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    I think one limit is the 1.4TB of bandwidth... the last month I used 1.55TB with about 10 people on at a time.
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    Ignoring the bandwidth what player count do you rekon and is that command line correct?
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    I think I've heard that ram wise, the minecraft server process takes about 200mb initially, then about 40mb per user. Also, the OS if it's a minimal linux os like CentOs will take about 400mb... I for some reason would not use up all the RAM so that (assuming a good os) the spare ram can be put to use during saves and backups (instead of a ramdrive)... Let's keep 400mb free for now...
    4gb-200mb-400mb-400mb=3gb/50mb=60 players maybe?

    these are just guesses on my part, but the bandwidth will only allow 20 or so players (10 average)
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    If I were you, I would try to find a smaller CPU, since the core of MC servers is a single thread application and it will run on one core only, which means a dual core server would be the best choice. One core for MC, the other for the OS and user/plugin threads of MC.
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    Close this thread. Decided to go with DaddyCheese minecraft hosting (3gb, 72 slots) at the moment instead of a VPS. Works out about £20 cheaper as well.

    Excellent support. (They go on your server and help you, and look around.etc).
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