[sugar] 65-node simple mesh test (and counting... ;-)
morgan.collett at gmail.com
Fri May 9 11:01:03 EDT 2008
A couple of points in clarification...
On Fri, May 9, 2008 at 3:01 PM, Greg Smith (gregmsmi)
<gregmsmi at cisco.com> wrote:
> Hi Polychronis,
> Thanks for sharing the results. Did you use a wireless AP or active
> antenna? If you can include a few details on that it will help. Can you
> also include the XO build # and XS build and config if relevant?
Cerebro isn't in the builds yet. It looks like the plan is to
integrate Cerebro into a Telepathy connection manager, for link local
> Would you say that this test passed? That is, can we recommend that
> schools use the chat activity with one chat session which all join?
The Chat activity used currently with Cerebro isn't the regular Chat
activity - it is one that has been customised to work with Cerebro
outside of the existing Presence Service collaboration framework.
> I ask because there is recent feedback on mesh issues from a teacher at
> Lambayeque, Peru http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Lambayeque#Inconvenientes and
> a teacher in Uruguay has asked about supported Mesh features too. The
> Lambayeque page says: they wish they knew in advance that Acoustic
> Measure Activity would not work with 6 groups of two students each.
> That's mostly an issue with activity design and our communication about
> what activities support but it does raise a good test case (6 groups of
> 2 sharing a single activity).
> I think both (Peru and Uruguay) teachers can help define meaningful mesh
> use cases which will be applicable in many schools. I want to set the
> right expectation on our capacity before I ask them to spend a lot of
> time working with us.
> I can start by telling them that chat as you describe above will work
> well, if you agree. Then we can follow up to gather more details on how
> they want to use the mesh.
Please don't tell them to use the existing Chat on the existing
collaboration framework in that way - I think we can only handle less
than 10 XOs on simple mesh (no jabber server) with some reasonable
> The good news is they are motivated to use the mesh which helps validate
> one design goal of the XO. Now we just need to understand how they want
> to use it :-)
> It looks like you are focused on finding the maximum scale of Xos which
> can be in a mesh. That's clearly important info too. I'm just checking
> if you have capacity to look at a few other test scenarios as well.
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