Monday, December 12, 2005

Can Variations2 handle exam cram?

This fall was the first regular semester Variations2 was in full production use. Today, at the beginning of exam week, we're starting to see high usage. One measure of usage is how many people are streaming audio at the same time. The chart shows the number of simultaneous audio streams since midnight last night. We're nearly at 60 now—the horizontal lines in the above chart are at 0, 20, 40, 60, etc. 61 is our high point for the semester so far. I'd thought exam week would be higher, so we'll see.

How many simultaneous audio streams can we handle? We did some testing earlier in the year and found 400 was about our limit. So we should be in good shape!

Incidentally, we had 1104 downloads of Variations2 from IUWare Online this semester by unique login names (218 for Macs, 924 for PCs).

Mark Notess


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