Why DOES THIS SLOW A LAN?
WhaT is Your SOLUTION?
RAM in workstations
CPU in workstations
Increase in traffic and loading.
Upgrades in applications
(e.g., upgrade database)
Slow LANS and Solutions:
A table Above describes possible reasons for a slow LAN, fill in why each reason causes a slow LAN and provide your solution(s). Each reason will take a minimum of 150 words to address thoroughly. I'm interested in why the LAN performance would slow down, not why a stand-alone non-networked computer would be slow.
RAM in Workstations
One of the specifications of a computer that needs to be identified in order to assess its speed is the RAM (random access memory). RAM size determines the amount of data it can buffer from the data source, which is coming from the LAN, to the computer's processor and vice versa. If the RAM is low, less data buffering between the network and the computer will occur, and thus the communication over the network slows down. The RAM size is not only to determine the speed of computing of the computer, but also the speed of the communication between the server and the computer on a LAN.
The recommended solution to this problem would be the improvement of RAM in every workstation. RAM can be improved by increasing the size of RAM. Every RAM also has a clock speed, so replacing the previous one with a higher clock speed can also help. The best way to determine the amount of RAM needed is to determine the minimum RAM specifications needed by a computer, and the needed must always exceed the minimum by at least double for better performance.
CPU in Workstations
Like RAM, the CPU (central processing unit) or computer's processor is one of the key factors in determining the speed of a computer. It is also a specification to be looked at when considering the speed of communication between computers over a LAN. The computer's CPU is the brain or the main computing unit that processes and performs computations on incoming data and produces output results that can be sent back to the network. The CPU must be able to handle all the processes that take place between communication of the workstation and the server. If the CPU ...
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Calculating the number of workstations needed
A plant manager plans to purchase new workstations. He has three choices andtheir prices are listed below.
Cost A $55,000
$45,000 C $85,000
The new workstation will be used to produce three products. The annual demands for the three products and their processing times on each type of workstations are as the following,
Processing Time (minutes/unit)
3 2 12,000 5 5 4
a)Assume that workstations operate 8 hours a day and 250 days a year. The only cost considered is the workstation purchasing cost. Only one type of workstations can be purchased. Which workstation should be purchased and how many of that work station would be needed?