[Server-devel] Server strategy Nauru
david at leeming-consulting.com
Fri Apr 24 23:28:10 EDT 2009
I am in Nauru where they have an OLPC program. I need to give some general advice on the strategy for providing server access.
I understand that version 0.5 can only work with 40-50 connected, registered XOs simultaneously (or is it the other way round). Version 0.6 will cater for groups, so one could register XOs in class groups, and theoretically any number of XOs per server.
(Question - can laptops be registered to multiple groups but select which group they connect to? I am thinking of an example where teachers used team teaching between two classes using the Chat activity in PNG, so it would be useful if that was possible and not lock the laptops into a single server group)
Nauru has only a few schools, which can easily be interconnected with point to point wireless links. The main school where the current 200 laptops are being used in 6 year 2 classes, will shortly be expanded to consolidate all year 1-3 students (about 800) on the same site. There will then be about 18 classrooms on the site.
I assume that one server machine with access points or AAs in each of these classes would not be sufficient (and some redundancy would be desirable). With the long term development of the XS in mind, what would be the recommended set up for this school (800 students, 18 classes, fairly small site easily wired up with APs and with reliable power)
It's also not inconceivable on Nauru that an already established (but somewhat in disrepair) island wide wireless coverage for public Internet could also be used to give the community access to the school server. Any comments on the issues that would raise?
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