Re: Real multi-user linux
James Simmons (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fri, 13 Jun 2003 21:11:42 +0100 (BST)
> > > The next stage will be non PC boards supporting more than
> > > one graphics display output. Every now and then you see such a
> > > board. I seen a 8 graphics chip board with 8 video outputs.
> > As the number of terminals increases you might want to investigate the
> > possibility of terminal driving units connected to the main box, like
> > this:
> [snip diagram]
> Of course, those terminal driving units could actually then just be
> replaced with multiple-display-and-keyboard-enabled X servers.
> So, instead of trying to add more and more terminals to a single box,
> you could stick with four-headed X servers, which would probably be
> more scalable.
The biggest limitation is the PCI bus. Only so many cards can go in. I
guess you could fill the machine up with graphics cards and go with
external USB audio and TV tuner cards. One to match each graphics card.
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