[K12OSN] New Server Capacity Thoughts.

Sudev Barar sbarar at gmail.com
Fri Jun 6 11:27:18 UTC 2008

2008/6/6 Jamie Lists <jamielist at gmail.com>:
> With a SuperMicro motherboard/ 4 gig of ram / a single SATA 7200 RPM
> hard drive and one Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Conroe 3.0GHz LGA processor.
> We're planning on trunking the  1gig nics together as well for a 2 gig
> connection to the switch.
> Clients will be assigned a server via DCHP. The DHCP table will have
> the MAC address of the client and the first choice of server to boot
> off of then the second and so on and so fourth.
> Mostly these will run clients at K-5 using flash based games like at
> funbrain.com.
> So my question is do you think 50 clients per server is a reasonable
> expectation?  I guess my main concern is the hard drive being a SATA
> drive (not the no redundancy part it just not being a SCSI striped
> RAID setup ) Even though it's not hosting the home directories will it
> be good enough for launching apps?

IMHO I'd reckon more memory. If the kids are launching same game (or a
few)  then SATA  is not the problem.

Sudev Barar

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