[SunRay-Users] Sun x64 servers
leigh at leighporter.org
Tue Jan 9 00:45:33 EET 2007
To qualify this.. :)
I have a Duel Xeon 3.8Ghz with 8Gb ram and decent disks RAID0. /home
is mounted on an external iSCSI disk array (a cheap one). We have
about 25 SunRay workstations, some are duel head (mine is anyway :)
It's used for development, general office stuff, Windows RDP clients
and hefty Java network management stuff. We also have Internet
Explorer running on it in Wine to access broken stuff that needs IE.
We have roaming sessions, there are usually about 30 sessions active
at a time and people hot desk on Sunrays. The box also runs a MySQL
database for the dev peeps and a whole host of other stuff processing
data from an Oracle database. Plus everybody uses it for email, www
browsing, StarOffice etc etc.
It's darn fast, the procs never hit 0.5 and there is loads of memory
The best investment we ever made. We have about another 5-6 SunRays
to add over the next month or so.
However, I have noticed that things run quite a bit faster on Linux
x86 than Solaris, perhaps I broke the Solaris setup - what have other
people's experiences been like?
On 9 Jan 2007, at 00:31, Leigh Porter wrote:
> 300Mb! Ouch... I have about 22 users on a box (x86 RHEL 3) with
> about 8Gb of ram and we haven't even used more than 4-5Gb yet...
> I found it really amazingly memory efficient, even when most people
> are using horrid Java things like Eclipse that suck up memory like
> a Visitor mothership (the 3 mile wide ones) suck up water from the
> Earth's oceans...
> On 8 Jan 2007, at 23:34, Rob Giltrap wrote:
>> Just do NOT skimp on memory. You need a minimum of 300MB per user.
>> If they are going to be running multiple apps concurrently then
>> that figure should be a lot higher.
>> c.silva at vtr.net wrote:
>>> Im planning to buy a couple of Sun x64 servers to deploy 20-30
>>> SunRay users in them, i have to use RHEL 4 btw.
>>> Any suggestion for the specs of the servers would be much
>>> appreciated :)
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