I had to chuckle when reading your post.
I am using a P3 600MHz with 128MB RAM. I used it successfully to support 25 students this past summer. The class was 8 weeks with 16 quizzes - 20 questions randomly chosen, about 10 forums, and 10 assignments (some uploaded some not). I required my students to be on the site at least 4 different days each week. (Most were on every day!) Compared to other online teachers on our campus, I believe I require more of my students in regard to online activity.
I am running RH 8.0, MySQL
4.014, PHP 4.3.2 and Apache 2.0.47 with a fairly recent CVS
I will have about 50 students this fall on the same machine, but I will have an additional 512MB RAM.
I'm glad you posted this. I'd love to hear from other users on what kind of system they are using to support their particular institution, as well as their user base. I would like our campus to allow other instructors to use moodle, but it will take some convincing. The more success stories I can point to the better!
While I'm rambling, I wonder if there is a good way that we can do this type of reporting here in the community that would be standardized
Anyone with ideas?
More rambling, but has anyone put together a "sales" pitch to have there institution make a switch? If so, would you make it publicly available?