[K12OSN] New Building's LTSP Server

Julius Szelagiewicz julius at turtle.com
Thu May 5 16:57:10 UTC 2011

You have a problem. I'm running 40 terminals on a server with 4 AMD 64bit
processors, 4 cores each with 32GB memory. Should have gone with more
processors and more memory. The response time is usually just fine, but no
development is don on this server. 65 terminals need a lot of memory an a
lot of bandwidth. You may want to look into DRBL, not that I had any luck
with Zotac boxes ;-)


> 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
> issues.
> Thanks,
> Joseph
>> 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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