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Re: [school-discuss] thin clients per server
Thanks for the reply. How "run out of steam" is it at 25? Minor lags or
twiddling thumbs lags?
We will probably have about 10 or 15 clients to a server but Flash is
pretty processor hungry and used in a fair amount of "educational" web
I agree with you that RAM is key, anything to keep out of swap space
and avoid disk hits. I don't think we'll be doing lots of writes to the
disk so I'm trying to avoid the cost of SCSI RAID. We built a server
last year (Win2k) and the SCSI card alone was about $400. It's cheaper
imho just to stick in an extra server or two. After all, we really
aren't serving that many files.
Again, thanks. That's the kind of info I was needing.
On Jun 11, 2005, at 2:55 AM, Edward Holcroft wrote:
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.
Morris Brandon Elementary