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Re: [K12OSN] LTSP for 200 clients



I forgot to mention that in Largo's configuration, they figure they need
only 13-20MB of RAM per user on the initial server since no apps run there.
Thus, they can support a couple hundred users with 3-4GB of RAM.

> I think Steve is thinking of the City of Largo, FL (search google for
> largo and kde).  But there's an important factor in Largo's
> configuration: The DHCP/BOOTP server that the workstations load their
> OS from only provides a window manager application; that is, no other
> applications run on that dual-processor 3GB server, so they can handle
> a few hundred simultaneous users on those boxes.  Each app runs on a
> dedicated server.  The users have an icon on their desktop that does a
> rsh call, for example, to the server that runs just Star Office, which
> is then displayed on the user's terminal. It's a great design because
> it allows them to do maintenance (downtime) on one application without
> affecting any others.  However, there's nothing to prevent you from,
> say, running some apps on the LTSP server and running other apps on
> dedicated servers.  And your users won't know the difference since all
> they do is click on an icon.  If one app is slow or hogs a lot of
> resources, you can move that app to a separate server.  Flexibility,
> that's one of the joys of LTSP.
>
> Petre
>
>> John Simovic wrote:
>>
>>>Will 2 dual Pentium III 933's with 2 gig RAM and 72 gig HD space cut
>>>it to supply 200 clients thin linux? The desktops are powerful and all
>>>have 192 MB Ram at least. The machines could run X windows on their
>>>own but I am thinking administration
>>>
>>>Regards from Asutralia
>>>
>> This has been done before..  There was a city council somewhere that
>> was  running more than double
>> this number of terminals.  I read bout it a year back - dunno where
>> though.
>>
>> Can anyone refer this thread to the tech details of that particular
>> installation ?
>>
>> HTH,
>> Steve
>>
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