[Server-devel] [UKids] Internet-in-a-Box speed profiling tips on different CPUs?

Adam Holt holt at laptop.org
Sun Jun 8 16:49:10 EDT 2014

On Sun, Jun 8, 2014 at 3:59 PM, Richard Smith <smithbone at gmail.com> wrote:

> Perhaps Adam can give us an idea of the situation at the deployments in
>> Haiti.
20 XO-1s is the typical starter school we set up in Haiti, many
simultaneously trying to access Internet-in-a-Box with XSCE, almost but not
quite succeeding :-)

The challenge is that several schools (hope) to expand their XO count
dramatically this coming year.  Of course server strength,
networking/electrical infra is across the map given Haiti's schools are
almost all unique creatures w/o govt support.  Depending on a couple hours
of electricity per day, broken inverters/solar/charge controlers/batteries,
legacy wiring, cement/tin physical architecture, voodoo finances/donations
on a good day, etc.

One Haiti school began with 100 XO-1.75s but currently only ~50 are
operating, not quite ready for IIAB/XSCE until we have stronger guarantees
this will run reliably across a larger number of XOs.

Hence the "universal request" for a $200-300 IIAB server+Wifi that will
serve a small school or large classroom.  Luckily we don't have 100-150
kids in Haiti classrooms!  As some very unfortunate countries attempt.

I very rarely see more than 30-40 kids in a Haiti classroom -- that would
be a really great scalability target for this year if we're so lucky
(first+foremost understanding which IIAB usage patterns damage others'
throughput to better warn our kids!)
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