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Characterising Sun Ray™ Thin Client Performance

by Richard Smith


Thin clients have different performance characteristics to traditional "fat" clients, and there are workloads with which they may struggle.  Added to the mix can be many layers of software, each with its own set of performance foibles.  Since thin clients are often deployed in situations where Total Cost of Ownership [TCO] is a significant factor, a key question is how many users can a given solution support.

The paper discusses modelling the performance of Sun Microsystems' Sun Ray™ thin client solution for various workloads, and identifies some of the significant factors to be incorporated in sizing and capacity planning.

Richard Smith
Sun Microsystems

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