minimum specs to run Milestone?

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  1. MuzzleVelocity

    MuzzleVelocity n3wb

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    should I plan on getting an i5, or would an i3 be sufficient?

    I'm assuming that the CPU load depends on the number of cameras and resolution?

    Or is the H264 encoding offloaded to the video card somehow?

    Thanks a bunch
     
  2. fenderman

    fenderman Staff Member

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    how many cams? regardless, the cost between the two is minimal, its always best to have more than less...also i5 is a meaningless term...there is a huge variation in performance an efficiency between models/generation. Use onboard intel hd for efficiency.
     
  3. colmcille

    colmcille Getting the hang of it

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    It also depends if you are getting the camera to do motion/intrusion/line crossing/whatever detection, or if you are getting Milestone to do it. Like fenderman said, since there is little difference in price it is best to get as much horsepower as you can afford and pay electricity for. I run Express with 8 cameras on an Intel NUC i5. It uses about 12% CPU at the moment with the cameras doing the detection.
    The biggest drawback for me with the NUC is not CPU usage, it's disk throughput...especially when the filesystem gets fragmented with constant use.
     
  4. fenderman

    fenderman Staff Member

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    What is the resolution on the cameras you are using?