Is 2GB of Ram enough to run the Kodicom 8800 8 channel card?

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Is 2GB of Ram enough to run the Kodicom 8800 8 channel card?

Post by kfelgs » Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:39 pm

I'm looking to run this capture card on a a Atom based motherboard (D510) using 2GB of ram. Will this be enough memory to run 8 cameras at 640 x 480 on a Linux mint distro of Zoneminder? Any advice would be appreciated.


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Post by whatboy » Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:34 am

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Post by jdhar » Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:42 am

RAM is one thing, but with an underpowered CPU like an Atom, I highly doubt you can do anything useful (ie: motion-detection) with 8-cams.
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Post by kfelgs » Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:43 pm

jdhar, The atom motherboard is a dual core cpu so hopefully it will be powerful enough. By the way, are you going forward with any plans for Zoneminder on the Andriod phones?

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Post by jdhar » Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:13 pm

One of my test servers is a 2GHz AMD, and although it's single core, it's double the speed of most atoms, and can barely handle 4 cams on modect. The dual core won't yield a linear increase performance, and the atom is underpowered compared to their desktop counterparts... but maybe you can milk it :)
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Post by jdhar » Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:16 pm

oh... and to be honest, no plans for Android just yet. We are a very small company, and can't spread our resources too thin. The iPhone app is currently in the review process with Apple, so once it gets approved and is stable, we can focus on Android. Sorry!: (
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Post by kingofkya » Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:59 pm

I will say this zm can run on anything will you just need to tweek it.

I have 4 cameras at 5 fps running on a 600mhz pentum3 with 256mb of ecc ram.
with modetect and recording.

The big trick is to enable "frame skip" in the camera setting so it is not detecting motion on every frame like mine have a frame skip of five so its only checking for motion about once per second per camera.

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