Running lab clients (was Re: who from mit.edu?)

TC Lai (tclai@protos.lifesci.ucla.edu)
Fri, 2 May 1997 14:54:43 -0700 (PDT)


Just as a reminder, moast of these clients are pretty small - small enough
to fit on a 1.44 floppy with room for the resulting logs.

If everybody carried a copy of DESCHALL with them (or even gave them as
gifts to friends and colleagues) and ran them while reading their e-mail
or surfing the web at lab machines, we could eek out some significant
gains. Clearly, this would only be acceptable on standalone desktop
machines (lab macs, pcs, workstations) since you're merely soaking
up wasted processor cycles (how intensive is running a terminal emulator?)

10 minutes of e-mail = 10 minutes of processing time. Assuming 2^22 keys
every 100 seconds (due to keystroke and mouse activity) that's 2^27 (?)
keys that could be processed by one client at one time.

TC