[K12OSN] Blade Server for LTSP?

Sudev Barar sbarar at gmail.com
Tue Mar 13 02:00:01 UTC 2007

On 12/03/07, Jim Kronebusch <jim at winonacotter.org> wrote:
> No, but I did contact Dell.  From my gathering if someone wants to build the
> ultimate LTSP cluster, these are the ticket.  However not cost effective
> unless you populate the chassis with at least 7 blades (takes a while to cover
> the cost of the chassis, and they'll hold 10 blades).
> I could consolidate my whole head end into a single 7U chassis, very cool.
> And since /home, LDAP and application serving would only happen at the
> backplane level I am sure it would alleviate network congestion and speed
> things up.
> But I have a handful of servers and a PowerVault 220s already, not sure I can
> justify the cost.  But it sure would be my choice at this point for a
> completely new setup.

If ever you do get budget it would be interesting to come up with some
metrics to see how much more traffic / concurrent login's this setup
will handle without nreaking in to sweat. Will watch this psce for

One point though...Is it really necessary to have LDAP and mail on a
different blade? With even 5000 accounts (let alone 500) mail should
not put very heavy load?
Sudev Barar

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