I stumbled upon some reading about thin clients. I never new such a thing existed. I was wondering if anyone has any information on how to setup a server with some thin clients. I am thinking about setting something up for my local after school program.
Typical if I were to use a quad core computer for a server, how many thin client would I be able to setup?
Also if I wanted these clients to be gaming compatible what type of graphic cards would I use?
Also how you admin one of these networks?
I would think there would be many factors involved deciding how many clients you need and what type of video card you'll need. Keep in mind that these thin clients (from what I know) are used in networks such as parallel networking structures, so they really aren't intended for games, unless you mod them to work that way. I've only dealt with small networks that use this technique for problem solving / data manipulation and number crunching purposes.
Try looking up "parallel computing" or "beowulf clusters" This should get you started if you're talking about what I think you're talking about.
Then again, if you're talkikng about using a small network, then these are similar to a normal network. Thin client can be used loosely in tech talk: When someone says thin client, I tend to think of the very small computers that are about the size of a ream of printer paper., in which case, these could be classified as thin clients because many corporations use these small PCs on their networks to take up less space and use less overall resources.