[K12OSN] Would you purchase this server for $150?
dhuckaby at paasda.org
Thu Jun 10 01:39:15 UTC 2010
15 TC's in the library for class research and word processing...the rest
were in 3-packs in each classroom...
also 22 windows xp boxes and 15 macs in 2 separate labs using same
server for filesharing/authentication...
the NIC bonding and utilization of vlans is what made it possible the
only bottle-necks I had were from then network saturation...
someone a LONG time ago wrote up some 'usage' calculations of how much
bandwidth a typical thin client soaked up..
Joseph Bishay wrote:
> Thank you for your reply. This is good to hear that you were able to
> run 40 machines off the server. May I ask what sort of activity was
> being done on the thin clients to get an idea of the load?
> Also, any other feedback about this server? It is an online
> classified ad so it's not going to last long so I need to decide
> On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 12:30 PM, Huck <dhuckaby at paasda.org> wrote:
>> for $150 it seems like a great deal I ran 40 TCs on a similar machine but
>> home-brew'd and 4 GB of RAM(I'd suggest maxing out the RAM asap) and do some
>> NIC-bonding(which might be where current server is bottle-necking as
>> --Huck's 2 cents.
>> Joseph Bishay wrote:
>>> I hope everyone is doing well?
>>> I have an opportunity to purchase an HP Proliant DL360 G3 for $150.
>>> The specifications are:
>>> 2x2.8GHz Pentium 4 Hyperthreading Xeon processors
>>> 2GB ECC RAM
>>> Battery-backed hardware RAID
>>> 2x76GB 10k SCSI HDDs
>>> The full technical specs are here:
>>> Our current setup is 15 clients but going to grow to 20 within a few
>>> weeks. Our current server is running K12Linux (based on Fedora 10) on
>>> a Pentium 4 (2.4 Ghz) with 3 GB RAM and 2x37 GB SCSI drives.
>>> What do you think? Would it provide a serious performance boost? Our
>>> server now is OK but you can feel at times it's slow with the 15
>>> clients when they're all going.
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