How about several years' worth of stress tests across various sets of hardware performed by the devs of the game, the QA team, as well as the plethora of server owners / hosts, that have all provided empirical data that reflects expected results of software that is not yet fully optimised, running a large-scale game that's replicating as much as Squad is.

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A common pitfall for new communities looking to host their own Squad servers are the use of Game Server Providers (GSPs), services that specifically offer Squad servers (Usually priced by the slot). While these companies provide automated setup or control panels with basic functions, they all suffer from the same universal issues, and at this point are considered a defacto ripoff. In a nutshell, they don't use the proper hardware for Squad, don't responsibly balance server loads, and deflect their poor performance onto several other factors before they'll address the root issues, simply because it's not profitable to do so. Instead, most existing community admins suggest that players looking to host their own Squad servers use dedicated hosting, where a computer is rented out itself for the "dedicated" purpose of hosting Squad. There's a few extra hoops to jump through to get a licensed dedicated server set up, but the end result is a quality performing server that isn't a complete ripoff.
The OP claims that you need about 16 GB for one server, and an additional 8 GB per extra instance you want to run. This is in line with the amount of RAM the system itself will take up combined with the amount of RAM the game server will be using up after you've left it running for a couple of days. The game is - yet again - still not fully optimised, and there are still some mem. leaks present. If you don't believe me, yet again - go to the Squad Hosting Discord and ask for some usage graphs. Most of the time this amount of RAM won't be a necessity, but you could have performance issues if your RAM fills up. Not that it matters, as the dedicated boxes you'll be looking to rent will all offer more than 16 GB, anyway.
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