What are Roblox's online server specs?

I’m aware that Roblox runs all their online game servers on virtual machines in Amazon Web Services, but I’d like to know what the specs of each virtual machine that runs the server (or multiple servers).

  • Virtual processor frequency + cache
  • RAM
  • Network throughput
  • OS
  • How much of these resources are throttled to what we can access in the API?
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I believe by running Roblox and viewing it task manager can show ram and os.

(This may change depending on server size)

This just shows how much RAM, CPU, etc is being used on your local machine.

There is no way to tell what the Server specs are, and I doubt that they would tell us.
It would be cool to find out though!

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I mostly just want to know what the hard cap is for memory.

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I have a feeling the RAM is 4 GB maximum (32 bit system limitation), just dynamically allocated like most virtual machines would. No clue the rest.

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Correct me if I’m wrong, but I thought game servers were not on AWS? AWS is used for the website, but not game servers…if I’m remembering correctly.

But I’m really interested in this question overall. I hope a Roblox engineer could respond with some good info. Especially interested all servers have same/similar specs, or if they vary in certain areas.

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Not a Roblox engineer, but I am confident the game servers are not AWS.

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The other 2 scalable viable options I see are GCS and Microsoft Azure

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None of those options are particularly well suited for game servers. Especially not on Roblox’s scale.

Are you sure it’s not the Windows Toaster?

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@0xBAADF00D So… Are you guys gonna keep that infrastructure a secret?

Also to carry on the meme: it’s actually a Pentium 4 and 1/2 for your info ugh dumb ppl

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Most likely, yeah. No sense in making things easier for those with nefarious motivations.

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Also has no real benefit to developers, aside for knowing limits on memory which is already public I believe.

roblox doesn’t just use amazon AWS for game servers.

Roblox doesn’t use AWS for game servers at all.

This is my guess, probably not accurate but,

Single/or Dual Core Intel Xeon at around probably 2.4Ghz
3-4GB RAM
most likely 1 gigabit, most server instances are usually 1 gigabit nowadays however this might be lower since it doesn’t need to be that high.

in the past I heard it was Windows Server, so I’ll go with that since I kinda doubt their server client is on linux.

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ROBLOX, we need answers here!

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There’s no real usecase for the specs anyway.

cough cough

cough cough

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