02-12-2006, 02:16 PM #1Darren SugdenGuest
More networked computers or fewer computers?
At the moment I am running 8 computers (including the computer running FS). I
am thinking of reducing the number of computers on the network to reduce
the noise, heat, the time spent getting all the computers runing and simply
I am just wondering whether there is a 'sweet spot' in the number of
computers to run?
Would the performance be the same,let's say by having just 5 conputers on the
network, but each running more programmes? By having fewer computers on
the network, would this speed up communication between the programmes?
Whereabouts is the trade off?
I am tentativley thinking of substituting 3 computers for 1 lap top running a
wireless connection and a number of programmes which at the moment are
being run by a dedicated computer.
02-12-2006, 05:00 PM #2Kester MeijerGuest
Hard to say where the sweet spot is. My cockpit is at a total of 5-6
computers there seems no need for more (yet).
I use two laptops which reduces the heat and the noise significantly.
For an overview see my computer setup at http://fly.ekezz.com and click on
the button PC Setup
I can run the pm Instructor laptop wireless, but once I dock it to my cockpit
it is wired. Wireless will work fine. I prefer to have all computers
Three to one laptop:
Depends upon all the programs you want to run on this machine (which
Most laptops can have two screens attached so screen space should not be a
As you can see in my setup, the FS computer is the most powerful.
The others have video-boards which can handle OpenGL (never buy a radeon 7000
Hope this helps some, feel free to ask more questions.
http://www.ifsbi.org - for cockpit builders information
http://fly.ekezz.com - to see my cockpit construction
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