I implemented a similar setup at our location:
1 Intel i7 core with 12 GB RAM
1 OCZ SSD drive with PCI-express interface (research found it was MUCH
faster than the SATA interface). 2 x 1 TB WD Platter SATA drives in
mirror RAID configuration for /home -- everything else was mounted on
So far we've got about 20 thin clients running off this machine
without a hiccup and the server is not breaking a sweat.
I hope that helps!
On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 5:48 AM, Matt Johnson <email@example.com> wrote:
>> From: David Groos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>To: Matt Johnson <email@example.com>
>>Cc: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
>>Sent: Thursday, 13 September 2012, 1:49
>>Subject: Re: SSD and magnetic drives: configuration
>>Hey Mat, I'm thinking an SSD-performance-effect would depend on which implementation of ltsp you are thinking: thin client, localapps, fat client. However, I can't answer but this would help frame the problem. I would guess the smallest benefit would be with fat clients. Would be interesting hearing some test results‚Ä¶
> Hi David,
> Good point. I'm going to go ahead and order a new machine to act as our new server - 128gb SSD, 2tb SATA magnetic drive, 16gb RAM. I'll report my findings on impact, though as you say, when we install 12.04 on it, I hope to implement 32 fat clients and 32 thin clients (with remote apps) rather than our 64 thin client current 10.04 solution. That should deliver some real improvement in performance as we reduce load from the server - though performance is really okay at the moment.
> Exciting project! Should be very fast on new and old workstation hardware
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