[K12OSN] New Building's LTSP Server

Joseph Bishay joseph.bishay at gmail.com
Wed Apr 20 13:55:20 UTC 2011

Hello everyone,

The feedback has helped tremendously with spec'ing out the new machine
for us.  The key points so far that I have are:

1) SATA RAID 1 drives for space, SSD for OS & /tmp
2) 16 GB RAM
3) three gigabit NICs (one to switch for computer lab, one for rest of
school, plus a third for Internet access)
4) local-apps for firefox/OpenOffice to alleviate some load

The little shop I deal with has recommended the Intel Core i7-960
3.2ghz 8M Cache 4 Core CPU or the Intel Core i7-970 3.2ghz 12M Cache 6
Core processors.  However the vast majority of online reading I've
done says for "servers" or intensive-use applications (which I'd
assume LTSP falls under!) you're better off with the new Xeon series
of chips.

Any thoughts on this? The machine is slowly coming together!

Thank you

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