|Date: ||Mon, 5 May 1997 17:10:24 +0200|
|Sender: ||"SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Patsy Clarke <clarke@CC.UND.AC.ZA>|
|Organization: ||Academic Computing|
|Subject: ||SPSS 6.1.3 on networks- no H/D|
|Content-Type: ||text/plain; charset=us-ascii|
This is a copy of a query that I have sent to the SPSS Web support with
only acknowledgment but no response. I now have less that 48 hours to
respond to users here some of whom are quite prepared to move to another
package - or go back to our old DOS version of another package
which is all rather alarming - but they have teaching requirements and
networking cannot go ahead without knowing this information.
(When I first posted the queries I assumed that the answers would be
fairly straightfoward but here I am 2 months later and still none the
If anyone can provide any useful information I would really appreciate
it. If you would prefer to reply direct my email is :
Here are the queries:
"We have a university wide site licence for
SPSS for Windows and would like more information on the following:
We want to run the full suite (or just BASE) of SPSS for Windows ver
6.1.3 on a Novell 4.1 network. Approx. 50 machines running all at once
with Windows 3.1
This is for a student computer lab. Some with 8Mb RAM some with 16 Mb
To date we have only run with machines that have hard-drives but now
are looking at the possibility of running also on the networked machines
My understanding is that there may be problems because of all or any
- WIN32S (e.g. it clashes with resident virus checkers on the machines
with hard-drives - we use F-Prot virus protection).
- Virtual memory /Memory - this may also be to do with Win32S?
- If 10 Mb swap file is required on a stand-alone machine does this mean
500 Mb required for 50 networked machines without hard-drives?.
- Also does it create a great deal of traffic on the Lan if 50 users are
using it simultaneously as would be the case in a classroom situation?
- Our students are only given write rights to a specific directory on
the LAN for their own data etc. Do they require write rights to any
other specific directory?
- It has been suggested that we may also have problems if the server has
insufficient memory or 'record locks'.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. Unfortunately I am
not the network consultant so I hope I have expressed the question in
terms that make sense. The reply can be as technical as required as I
shall be passing it to more technical colleagues."
Should anyone require further information from me to assist with this
query, please let me know and I will provide it. This is now rather
Academic Computing Consultant (Statistical)
Computer Services Dept. University of Natal Durban 4041 South Africa
Tel: 27-31-260-1435 Fax: 27-31-260-2125 email: firstname.lastname@example.org