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Old 11-08-2007, 05:51 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Performance of Linux thick server

we are planning to set up a thin client environment with a linux thick server.can anyone suggest how much RAM i want to use to support 25 thin clients or more than that,and also the CPU,and also the network bandwidth.
i want to know about the thick server configuration.

thanks in advance.
Old 11-08-2007, 02:10 PM   #2
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The recommendations you will receive will vary depending on the expected use of the server.

It will have 25 thin clients...

--How will they connect to the main server? VNC? x11? ssh? (or a combination, perhaps?)

--Along the same lines as above, will it be a text-based environment for your users, or a graphical one? Not running can save a lot of RAM...

--What is the main purpose of the server? Is it providing basic email and file sharing, or will it also be hosting a database etc. ?

Hopefully we can provide some decent ideas for you once we know a little bit more about the intended use.

Generally speaking, however, I recommend at least a single dual-core processor with a clock frequency of 2GHz or above (Intel or AMD? Take your pick--there's a flamewar discussion right there, heh), 2GB RAM (ECC optional), and at least some form of storage redundancy--either hardware- or software-based RAID.
Network-wise, I'd go for a gigabit ethernet (GbE) NIC (I lean toward Intel-branded adapters in linux, myself) and GbE NIC's and switches for the clients--if they're onsite. If they're offsite 10/100 switches would do, really...

Hope this helps.
Old 11-08-2007, 10:50 PM   #3
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thanks 4 ur information.
v r planning to connect thru is a gui only.
we r planning 2 use thin browsers.v r going 2 provide some applications & games.
v r not going 2 host any database.

how can i configure?


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