[K12OSN] Re: Tech to PC ratios?
schwankl at chatham.k12.nc.us
Fri Feb 18 15:05:39 UTC 2005
John Baillie wrote:
> 1. Is 1:150 the norm for Windows and Macs?
> 2. What do you believe is an optimal ratio for Windows or Mac?
> 3. What do you believe is an optimal ratio for K12LTSP desktops per
> 4. How detailed does this line of questioning have to be in order to
> become meaningful in regards to highlighting the benefits of K12LTSP
1) I'd say 1:150 would be a dream. I think that's low. I'm the tech
for two schools Mac and some Windows where the computers total about
So my ratio is 1:500-ish. I have one small K12LTSP lab in a science
classroom where one beefy PC runs 10 clients. I know techs in other
school systems here in North Carolina, USA that have ratios closer to
1:1000. (thank God for DeepFreeze, eh?)
2) I'd say the optimal ratio (meaning practically no downtime) for
Windows or Mac is probably about where you are, but 1:250 isn't bad.
3) Probably higher. But optimal?... I guess it all depends on what
kind of servers one has. Using high end PC's to handle each classroom
separately VS a big honking server or two handling the school. I would
make a stab at 1:750 (meaning 3 schools with big honking servers) It
would be good if folks who have big K12LTSP installations could chime
in on this.
4) Not sure.
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