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We are developing and housing a Job site for our state. It was put up in haste because of some elections. We completed a large portion of the project in a short amount of time. Now I have to go back and review the design and also come up with some sizing projections. Where to begin?
It's being used on a very small scale, to start with. It will soon be advertized to the public. That's what I'm concerned about. I guess I can start with the number of people who live in the state and go from there. (ie. unemployment rate, Population increases etc.)
Once I come up with some fudge factors what do I do with them? More importantly how do I apply them to actually doing the calculations at the database level and then adjust accordingly?
I wonder how these other job sites (Monster.com, etc.) came up with there sizing projections?
Can anyone give me some direction?
-- Anonymous, March 11, 1999
I checked with Joe Racek at the Washington State Employment Security Department. (Their job site is at http://work.wa.gov/.) Joe said we are using 100 to 200 MB. The Washington state population is about 5 Million.
Hope this helps,
-- Anonymous, March 15, 1999