The average numbers for each educational institution are 1000 students, 300 classes per semester, 25-30 concurrent users
The specification of my systems,
Processor Intel Xeon 3.0/800- 2MB L2
RAM 8GB DDR II
Internal HDD 72GB SATA
Also I'm planning to use DS 4700 by IBM for storage purpose. For initial plan it can store 1,3TB of data.
What I want to know is:
- With the average of the numbers I wrote and the system I have, how many educational institutions can my systems handled?
- With that kind of specification, should I add another server just for database's purpose? And what about the specs?
- Which Linux Distro should I choose for this big project? I've got two names but if you think you can suggest other name, I'm very welcome of it. Red Hat Linux Enterprise 4 or Fedora Core 5?
- Which database application should I choose? MySQL or PostGre? And which version?