Thin Clients

John Hubbard ender8282 at
Tue Oct 7 21:18:40 UTC 2008

Wade Smart wrote:
> Mark Haney wrote:
>> Rashkae wrote:
>>> Mark Haney wrote:
>>> This is where we are assuming different things about his architecture.
>>> When I read the first message, it said the servers at the school would
>>> be connected to the central server.  I figured that meant the schools
>>> would have application servers, and the central server would be for
>>> things like the user database, possibly file storage.  I wouldn't
>>> suggest a thin client setup on a WAN,, some organizations do it. I see
>>> it more often with Citrix Winframe on Internet, but lag is much much
>>> more noticeable, and X is next to useless if the network connection
>>> isn't 100% stable.
>> Yeah, that's not how I read it at all. I read that the whole kit and 
>> kaboodle would be in the CO.  That's why I kept emphasizing NOT going 
>> that route.
> 20081007 1510 GMT-6
> Ok. Ill clarify what was suggested to me.
> Each of the 10 locations would have some type of server setup for that 
> school. And then each server would or could be linked back to the main 
> server for the district.
> Several of the schools have new computers but most have 2 to 5 year old 
> machines. Virus and spam issues along with supporting older apps on 
> newer hardware is an issue.
> Im basically hearing that thin clients are great for corporations 
> located say in one building or very close together, where they have 
> their own bandwidth but for a school its not necessarily the best setup. 
>   It can be done but unless you have a great reason for it, try 
> something else. Right?
> Wade
Thinking back to my high school (8ish) years ago, We had computer labs 
and teachers had one machine in their rooms. Assuming that you setup is 
similar. I would suspect that you could have a few modern machines as 
servers for a lab of 30ish cheap clients. The teachers machines could 
also be cheap clients and you would have one or more servers to power 
their machines. If you have people who need the same files between 
multiple schools that would require a little more complexity but is doable.


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