[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [seul-edu] programming class

On Fri, Oct 27, 2000 at 11:44:51AM +0800, Linux System wrote:
>   we're using linux Redhat 6.1 , 1G RAM, Dual PII-450 as server for our
> programming class.  at one time there are 150 students simultaneously 
> logged in and for thier c programming class.  our problem is that
> sometimes some of the students will experience slowdown when most are
> going to compile at the same time.  has anyone used linux for their
> programming class here?  kindly point me to sites i could use to better
> implementation.  

When I read this, I think "this guy should be on the Linux advocacy
poster." Close to 150 compiles going at once on a single machine?  There's
no way a Windows machine would reliably manage that sort of stress.

You didn't give details of your configuration, so I can't recommend
places to optimize. But my intuition says you're already pretty close
to maxing out the abilities of that machine.

My recommendation would be to get another one, and connect them via
100Mb ethernet and nfs.

Another approach would be to try to move some of the compilation work
over to the client machines. This depends on their processors/ram/etc,
but might also be very effective.