[sf-lug] Creating a Linux Lab
tom at greenleaftech.net
Mon Jul 2 13:51:01 PDT 2007
On Mon, 2007-07-02 at 13:31 -0700, Sameer Verma wrote:
> Tom Haddon wrote:
> > On Mon, 2007-07-02 at 10:07 -0700, Sameer Verma wrote:
> >>>> --
> >>>> jt
> >> We have a similar setup (Edubuntu LTSP) at SF State that we have been
> >> testing for some time now. I'm planning on a demo/presentation in the
> >> next two weeks or so. If there is any interest, I'll open it up to
> >> SF-LUG as well.
> > Hi Sameer,
> > Would definitely be interested in the demo/presentation.
> > I think the plan may be to get something in place a little sooner than
> > that (it's looking like the first stages of this project may begin this
> > weekend). That being the case, would it be possible to share a few
> > details with us on the list?
> > - Overall how successful has it been and would you recommend it as an
> > option for others (i.e. us)?
> > - How many clients do to you connecting to the Server?
> > - What are the specs of the Server? Do you have any recommendation for
> > what specs of a Server we'd need for 10 clients?
> > - Any other major gotchas not covered in the article?
> > Thanks, Tom
> The server we have is a P4 3GHz with 1GB RAM. Some apps like video will
> use up the server processing, while others such as OOo spike the RAM
> usage the first time, but not for n+1 instances of the application.
> RAM+Proc profile varies based on use.We've run the lab with 12 machines
> (all simultaneously using the same apps) with no problem. The switch
> needs to be 100mbps. Hubs and 10mbps switches are not recommended. The
> client side machines can be PII with 64MB RAM (min).
Thanks, Sameer. Very useful info. We're not sure if we have a machine of
the appropriate specs yet, so we may be just doing individual installs,
but are very interested in what you've done, and would look at that as
something that we could potentially move to if/when such a machine
becomes available (or for other projects).
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