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crschmidt at METACARTA.COM
Thu Nov 8 18:57:26 EST 2007
On Thu, Nov 08, 2007 at 04:30:46PM -0700, Bruce Cheney wrote:
> I very much appreciate your help. Very insightful. Yes expectations are
> 50,000 users at least at the same time.
How often does your data change? You might think about using a tiling
client and a tile caching solution on the server if it changes
TileCache has been known to serve up to a couple hundred requests a
second, but that won't provide anywhere near the level of performance
you're looking for, I suppose: I've never served more than a steady
stream of ~200-300 requests a second with Apache, and that was a pretty
I recommend you sit down with a single user, have them browse around
your site, and track their requests a second. In doing this at MetaCarta,
we found that our users using a specific application only generated 1-2
actions every minute -- meaning that with 50,000 users you might be
getting down to something sustainable ...
I'd personally use OpenLayers and TileCache -- serving up pre-rendered
tiles from disk is going to be significantly easier to scale than
serving up rendeered data from shapefiles, I think -- but this may just
be my lack of experience with serving data fast.
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