SUMMARY: GIMP on multi-user systems

From: Allan West <>
Date: Wed May 02 2001 - 08:19:32 EDT
The winning answer is:
>  The rule of thumb is that all tilecaches together should fit in RAM.

I'll aim for 24MB caches which should allow the OS, the GIMP caches and GIMP 
binaries to all stay in RAM on our machines.

Thanks to Daniel <> of the gimp-developer list.

My original question:

> For anyone who's been down this path before:
> My department is going to be putting GIMP out for general use on Sun E-220R's 
> and Ultra-10's. The Ultra-10's will be one person per console, but the 
> E-220R's will have SunRays attached, so we'll have a many as 31 users trying 
> to run the software concurrently.
> The GIMP program, which is prevalent on single-user Linux boxes, suggests 
> setting its "Tile Cache" to half your physical RAM or all of your available 
> RAM. This is obviously not appropriate for 30 concurrent sessions of GIMP. Can 
> anyone provide a rule of thumb to apply to this issue? My first thought is to 
> make the cache 2-4MB, which would probably make their session run slower, but 
> would fit into the actual RAM more reasonably.
> Thanks, Allan
> P.S. if no one's done this yet, I'll post a summary after we get the 
> environment up and test it under load.
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