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Re: [K12OSN] Re: K12LTSP



I only need to serve about 8 right now, but I overbuilt the system
since it was so cheap.  Hopefully down the road it'll be doing 15 or so.
It's being put to use in an office, so they're not really using anything
graphics-intensive.

By the way, I named the server "harrison", after Eric!

-Rob

On Thu, May 03, 2007 at 07:05:47AM -0500, Joshua Sommermeyer wrote:
> How many clients do you anticipate this serving?
> 
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: k12osn-bounces redhat com [mailto:k12osn-bounces redhat com] On
> Behalf Of Rob Owens
> Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 7:26 PM
> To: Tom Wolfe; Support list for open source software in schools.
> Subject: Re: [K12OSN] Re: K12LTSP
> 
> On Wed, May 02, 2007 at 02:56:19PM -0400, Tom Wolfe wrote:
> > When you're ready to roll in a serious way I would advise considering
> > getting a powerful and reliable server with RAID-1, fast hard drives,
> dual
> > 64-bit processors, etc. just so that the experience starts off well
> and
> > runs reliably. I'm sure lots of folks use old equipment for servers,
> but
> > since it's the backbone of your network, splurge a little. That said,
> > 64-bit is not as well supported as 32-bit and will cause you a few
> > headaches with software compatibility (Flash being the most
> notorious).
> 
> For reference:  I just bought a desktop-class machine to use as a
> K12LTSP server with the following specs, for $700
> 
> AMD AM2 5000 dual core, 64 bit processor
> 2 GB 800 Mhz ram
> 2x 320 GB SATA hard drives (set up w/ software RAID-1)
> Onboard 1000 Mbps LAN
> Onboard audio and video
> DVD burner
> Tower style case with room for 6x 3.5" drives and 4x 5.25" drives
> no keyboard, monitor, or mouse
> 
> I got it unassembled.  Assembly would have cost another $50.
> 
> -Rob
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