[Server-devel] We need: examples of XS hardware in use --

rayb at apc.edu.ph rayb at apc.edu.ph
Wed Jan 13 21:35:26 EST 2010

Hi, Martin,

We haven't actually deployed an XS yet, so we are monitoring this thread to have a better idea what hardware we will use when the time comes for us to do a deployment.

For learning/testing/training purposes we installed the XS software on a white-box PC with an Intel Celeron 2.67 GHz processor and 960 GB of RAM.  It has a 100GB WDC hard disk.  eth0 is the on-board ethernet and eth1 is a 3Com NIC in a PCI slot, with a D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G plugged into it.


----- Martin Langhoff <martin.langhoff at gmail.com> wrote:
> List, David, Reuben,
> We are getting increasing enquiries "what hardware can we use for an
> XS in a school with N laptops?", and frankly the
> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XS_Recommended_Hardware is a bit slim on
> concrete recommendations.
> So I need your help -- I've added some info in the "hardware known to
> work" section, but I'd like David to put more info on the exact model
> of MSI Wind he's using, additional hardware, number of laptops
> supported, and any extra notes.
> Similarly, Reuben, I need more info on what hw the OLPCCorps crowd is using.
> And anyone else that's running an XS (hi Hamilton!)... we need your hw
> profile and your numbers.
> Additionally, I've added a 'server sizing' section. It'll be great to
> get corroboration that the CPU/RAM to number of users match what you
> are using in the field, and whether your server gets in trouble when
> usage spikes.
> cheers,
> m
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