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Re: [K12OSN] server capable ?



That was a joke eh!

SWAP isn't part of physical RAM, DOH!

I'd better wake up.

Have a nice day folks.

Cheers,
Bert


On Wed, 2003-01-15 at 12:49, Bert Rolston wrote:
> Hi Jim,
> 
> Two things appear to be the bottleneck
> 
> RAM 18 terminals @ 50 MB/terminal = 900MB
> This leaves 100MB fro the OS, SWAP, and CACHE.
> 
> Another 0.5 to 1 GB would help.
> 
> The other thing which is likely to cause problems is the IDE drive.
> 
> Plenty of people on this list have found that IDE works alright for
> small installations, but performance will degrade as terminal numbers
> increase.
> 
> SCSI is the only way to go with the size lab you have.
> 
> Cheers,
> Bert
> 
> On Tue, 2003-01-14 at 22:40, Jim Dos wrote:
> > Hello, 
> > I'm new to the list.. My name is Jim Dos, I'm a tech admin at Dunkerton
> > School. Yesterday we set in place a 3.0 LTSP on a dual 850 P3, 1 gb ram, 10
> > gb, ide hard disk, dual 100/10 net cards...
> > 
> > we sucessfully had 18 workstations booting from a floppy find the server and
> > operate property- we thought...
> > 
> > today, 18 students hit the lab and just KILLED the server..it was so slow a
> > 286 would have been faster..
> > 
> > the workstations are gateway, dell, ibm 120, 133, 166's with 32 mb ram,
> > mostly 3com 3c509b-c nics...
> > 
> > I had high hopes this would make a difference in the stability of the labs
> > and at no loss of performace....obviously, after today, no one wants linux
> > at all..
> > 
> > my question,,,is 18 terminals too much for this server..?? processor load
> > was 23-48 % when the students were pounding on it with mozilla...
> > 
> > oh, the server is on the same hub (3com) as the lab,
> > 
> > thanks,
> > the newbie
> > 
> > Jim  
> > 
> > 
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