Most players on a single game server

By on November 27, 2004, 12:03 PM
Just a few minutes ago officials confirmed that the highest number of players on a gameserver was 1160 today here at Dreamhack playing Counterstrike on a Unisys ES7000 server.

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Guinness also confirmed that Dreamhack is the biggest LAN party ever, beating QuakeCon with more than double the visitors at 5272 paying attendees and 5852 computers in the Local Area Network!

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Phantasm66 said:
All i can say is... WOW!
artkur said:
Check this out: [url]http://www.gathering.org/espresso/pages/tg04/party_info
view_top.html[/url]
Jacmert said:
Ummm, we over here at Eve-Online broke 12k players this Sunday. We've broken 1160 before, too.[url]http://www.eve-online.com/[/url]But is this supposed to be 1160 people playing Counter-Strike together? On the same map? Oh... multiple games running on one server, eh? Well... our whole 'shard' is bigger :PI just realized that's 1160, not 11,160, lol.
Archon19 said:
[b]Originally posted by Jacmert:[/b][quote]Ummm, we over here at Eve-Online broke 12k players this Sunday. We've broken 1160 before, too.[url]http://www.eve-online.com/[/url]But is this supposed to be 1160 people playing Counter-Strike together? On the same map? Oh... multiple games running on one server, eh? Well... our whole 'shard' is bigger :PI just realized that's 1160, not 11,160, lol.[/quote]This record is for 1160 players on a [b]SINGLE GAME SERVER[/b]. Your game (eve-online) does not run 1000+ players on a single machine. It uses dozens, if not hundreds, of servers just like every other massively-multiplayer online game. The Unisys ES7000 can support up to 32 Intel processors (32-bit or 64-bit) and 64GB of ECC RAM running a single OS of your choice. It also has room for at least 128 expansion cards, if I remember correctly. There are also mainframe and Sun versions available.
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