Check out the new USENIX Web site. In this evaluation, the clients are 850MHz Pentium IIIs, with an Intel 440BX motherboard chipset, 512MB RAM, and a 100MHz system bus. Their disks are 40GB IBM 60GXP 7200RPM IDE drives running at ATA/33, with 2MB buffers. The measured sustainable write speed to the region of the disks used in our tests is 21.4MB/second. The server is a 1.5GHz Pentium IV with 256 MB of PC133 RAM and an ATA/100 IDE disk. The clients are connected at 100Mbps and the server at 1000Mbps to a single switched LAN on a Cisco Catalyst 6509.