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Re: [school-discuss] thin clients per server


I don't have any experience with the Athlon 64, but I find a P4 3GHz starts to run out steam with 25 clients running everyday apps such as OpenOffice simultaneously. RAM is probably the key part of the equation - I use 2GB RAM on a P4 with 20 workstations. This seems to be a working well for me. This is with ordinary IDE drives - no problem there although I guess SCSI would improve things. My clients are P1's with 64MB or 32MB RAM.

On 10 Jun 2005, at 6:49 PM, William Fragakis wrote:

We are looking to replace a school lab full of standalone PCs (Dell 1.6ghz Celerons) with LTSP. I'm wondering what a good client to server ratio would be using something along the lines of a Athlon64 3200 with a 10k SATA drive for the server. Mind you that we may have all the kids hitting Flash driven web sites at the same time and performance shouldn't look shabby compared to the stand alones.

The lab is the first step to converting the rest of the school.

Also, any perceptible difference in using, say 533mhz Via Eden motherboards for the clients vs. 1 ghz Edens?

Many thanks in advance.

William Fragakis
Morris Brandon Elementary