[K12OSN] New Building's LTSP Server

Joseph Bishay joseph.bishay at gmail.com
Thu May 5 16:40:33 UTC 2011

Hello Julius,

On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 12:27 PM, Julius Szelagiewicz <julius at turtle.com> wrote:
> Joe, you are mistaken. I'm about to build some fax servers (don't ask) and
> I'm looking at $199.00 servers. For example:
> http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=DL380-XEON3200X2-4R&cat=SVR

Actually that IS our server right now.  Exact same machine. Has 2 GB
ram, 2 xeon processors giving 4 core threads, and 65 GB Raid 1 SCSI
drives.  It currently drives 14 machines and I haven't had an issue.

However, the issue is (from what I understand) that a machine like
that can't support the new server that needs to drive 65 thin clients.
 And drive them well (as any hiccups always come back to "well it must
be because this is Linux and not Windows) so I want to avoid any


> There's a lot of good cheap hardware out there. If I were to make one of
> those baies into an LTSP server, I'd add a SATA controller and external
> SATA drives. YMMV.
> Julius

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