Right now I use a i7 990x, to stream 5 independent TV signals (encoded as 3 streams each, totaling 15 streams) and the processor usage is between 70 and 80%. Each TV signal takes about 1.5 Mbps = 7.5 Mbps throughput. I want to be able to handle at least 8 independent TV signals (encoded as 3 streams each, totaling 24 streams). Each TV signal will take about 3Mbps = 24 Mbps througput.
I plan on buying a Dell server (PowerEdge 620) that includes Dual Xeon processors (2 Intel 2630L with 6 cores each = 12 cores) and I wanted to know if FMLE would be able to take advantage of this machine - i.e. the 2 processors.