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Re: Suitability for a terminal server

>>>>> On Fri, 20 Jun 2003 11:25:23 -0700, "" <daniel@singingtree.com> said:

  Daniel> Hello all, I'm considering using a 4-way IA-64 (Intel Lion
  Daniel> server) as the host for about 40 X-windows terminals (i.e.,
  Daniel> I want it to completely manage 40 remote displays). We've
  Daniel> been running Debian on this system for a while, but it's
  Daniel> just been sitting in a closet and crunching numbers; I've
  Daniel> not tried any "interactive" applications on it. We'll need
  Daniel> to be able to run Gnome, Abiword, and other apps of that
  Daniel> ilk. Does anyone have any experience with Debian/IA-64 in
  Daniel> such a setting? Are these sorts of apps stable? We've used
  Daniel> Alpha hardware of a similar configuration (4-way ES40, 8GB
  Daniel> RAM) for this task previously, so I think the Lion should be
  Daniel> OK hardwarwe-wise.  On a related note, if anyone has
  Daniel> experience with biology apps on this platform, I'd also love
  Daniel> to hear about it. I'm thinking Clustal X/W, GCG, LAMARC,
  Daniel> MrBayes, PAML, PAUP*, PHYLIP, and so on.

For what it's worth, I have been using Debian/stable on an ia64 as my
home workstation for several months now.  I'm not a heavy GUI user,
but GNOME etc. seem all seem to work well (including Nvidia OpenGL hw
accel).  As always, your mileage may vary.


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