• Subject: Re: Thin Clients
  • From: "Roger Pence" <rp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Sep 1999 16:38:42 -0500



> Roger, don't you have to have the Terminal server version of NT?

Bruce--

With MetaFrame, you're absolutely correct!  I should have said Windows NT
Server TSE.

rp


>
> Bruce Collins
> MIS Manager
> Twitchell Corporation
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>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
> [mailto:owner-midrange-l@midrange.com]On Behalf Of Roger Pence
> Sent: Monday, September 20, 1999 11:36 AM
> To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject: Re: Thin Clients
>
>
> You guys have piqued my interest on thin client computing. Here are some
> costs and planning guidelines for the Citrix product:
>
> Citrix MetaFrame (runs on Windows NT Server).
> Base server license + 15 users costs $6K
> 25 users is an additional 4K
>
> Total license fee for Citrix MetaFrame and 40 clients = $10,000 (this is
> list and there is probably some price diddlying available).  You'll also
> need to add the cost of the MetaFrame support/maintenance contract.
>
> This does not include the NT Server server license nor does it include the
> cost of MS clients. There, you need a TSE client license and an NT
> Workstation TSE client license, per client. Depending on your needs, you
may
> also need a TSE BackOffice license.
>
> Here are Citrix's rule-of-thumb capacity planning tips:
>
> Any server with Pentium II 400 MHz CPU or greater.
>
> Approximately 32mb RAM per concurrent user with 64mb for the OS.
>
> Approximately 250mb hard disk space per concurent user with 500mb or so
for
> the OS and MetaFrame.
>
> 1 processor - 15-20 users - 256-512mb memory
> 2 processors 30-40 users - 512-1024 mb memory
> 3 processors 45-60 users - 768-1536mb memory
> 4 processors 60-80 users - 1-2 gb memory
>
>
> Note that Citrix recommends one processor for every 15-20 users!
>
> rp
>
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