[sf-lug] GNU Denemo chokes a dual core 2 GB server at the school
einfeldt at gmail.com
Tue Sep 25 13:41:12 PDT 2007
On 9/25/07, Kristian Erik Hermansen <kristian.hermansen at gmail.com> wrote:
> I implemented Edubuntu at my University on some older hardware. I
> would say that I was satisfied with it up until about 10 clients.
> After that, you have to remember that all tasks are occurring on the
> central server, not on the end-points. If you would like to utilize
> the hardware of the end-points, let me suggest using Diskless Remote
> Boot Linux (DRBL) or LTSP in fat-client mode.
I would like to find out more about how to implement this. We still have a
few clients that are not suitable as fat-clients. But we are hoping to
resolve that problem with a donation.
This will allow you to
> offload the processing to the clients, and not the main server.
This sounds good.
> assume your are encountering a sharing problem with the sound device
> between all the computers. Remember that standard LTSP (Edubuntu)
> only forwards the Xorg traffic to the clients via a secured
> connection, and that all operations are happening on the central
Thus, if one resource gets contention on the server, all
> client swill degrade as well...
I'll check this resource. Thanks for the suggestion.
We have temporarily resolved the issue by having the kids initiate playback
sequentially, rather than simultaneously. It's a workaround, not a
solution, but it helped us teach the class today in an orderly fashion. So
thanks for the suggestion. I am REALLY interested in learning how to run as
fat clients as your suggested.
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