[K12OSN] performance issues

Liam Marshall k12ltsplover at stmaurice.mb.ca
Wed May 3 08:03:19 UTC 2006

I have a dual zeon 3.06 GHz server, currently with 4 80 Gb SATA drives 
connected to a MegaRaid 4 port raid controller set for raid 0.  I have 
currently 2 Gb of RAM.

Workstations are almost exclusively IBM 300PLs which are thin clients, 
onboard video, sound, nic, etc

They are a little slow when 30+ workstations all load StarOffice 7 at 
the same time, or when they log out.

I am planning on upgrading memory from 2 to 4 Gb, and increase the 
backbone to Gb, but this upgrade will most likely not happen till 
summer.  In the mean time, is there anything I can do to increase 
performance?  Non of the workstations have hard drives, and their memory 
is 96 Mb each.  I have tried enabling swapfiles with not much 
perceivable difference.  What is the deal with running apps locally?  
And how do I/Can I do it?

Enquiring minds want to know.


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