>> terminals, and sometimes 4 or 5. Although 128 Megs is nice
>> for one KDE session, five KDE sessions run easily in 192 Megs.
> hijacking this thread into another, i found george's statement
> above interesting and informative. i'm in the process of
> setting up some systems with a freebsd server and a whole
> bunch of 486es and older pentiums running vnc. as such, the
> freebsd server would be hosting a bunch of kde sessions.
> i'd be interested to know the performance metrics of this
> setup. 192MB seems ok for five, but how would this scale to 10,
> 20 and 30 ?
I can't help you Dinesh, but I'll tell you this:
my X-terminals are scattered around the house, and there is
essentially never more than two in active use at any time. So,
although I don't swamp the memory on my little server (which
is a K6-225,) I also don't tax its CPU and network bandwidth.
If you have 30 connections, you may be happy with a GB or so,
but if they are all active users, then you better get a quad
xeon or something similarly awesome, IMO, and pay careful
attention to network bandwith issues.
Let us know how it goes...
George R. Welch
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