Results: The following graphs use avg values per real time minute to create datapoints. Shiny graph 1 for the game on the AWS server, click for interactive version: PA Stats: http://pastats.com/chart?gameId=230001 Shiny graph 2 for the game on softlayer: PA Stats: http://pastats.com/chart?gameId=230171 Notice both have a few players that did not report to PA Stats, so the actual unit count is even a little higher. Links to posts with some more info on stats of the servers: AWS: https://forums.uberent.com/threads/testing-server-performances.65348/page-2#post-1022200 Softlayer: https://forums.uberent.com/threads/testing-server-performances.65348/page-3#post-1022282 Overall this makes me think that having 4 cores is nice, but late in the game they all seem to be overloaded by whatever the servers does besides sim, so the sim most likely is not alone on 1 core, hurting the sim speed. Though the game on the softlayer game happened to have a lot more units as well. Looking at how the amazon server never used more than 5-6 cores in this game I think a high clocked hexacore might be best. ===== Hey, so to determine what kind of server we should get as community server I'd say we should do a few tests. So I say let's say some 20-30 player FFAs tomorrow(?) to test server performance. Currently my idea here is to compare the sim speed of the following servers: - An amazon 16 core vm - A quad Core Xeon 1270 V3: https://www.softlayer.com/Store/orderHourlyBareMetalInstance/37278/66 - And maybe the 24 core opteron All these are either already online all the time or we can rent them for ~1$ an hour. So for this we need 20-30 players interested into played a bunch of FFA. Preferably they should be set up in very similar ways and everyone should decide on one play style and play that one style in all test games, as to create comparable results. The question is: Do we need 8+ cores for high player numbers or are 4 fast cores better? So I would suggest tomorrow afternoon till noon for this. That means from the moment I post this thread in 20 hours, so 16:00 german time. Can we get enough people for this? @Quitch also wanted to share this news Meet at this time in the PA IRC Have PA Stats installed please.