<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by nagaraj_n: Hi,
I am working with a product which is inter-operable across all messenegers.It means you can chat with any buddy(msn,yahoo,aim etc) on a single client.
Does anybody has any idea of doing Load/Stress testing for this type of products.
I am thinking of No. Of users/No. Of Messages/Hard disk space as stress factors.
Your ideas are most appreciated.
It depends on the architexture of the product. Number of users comes into play with logging into the central server. My guess is that 5 thousand a minute would not be unreasonable; considering millions of people use IM. Number of messages would be a guestimate. You need to come up with a usage number. Like you expect a user to type three messages a minute, therefore if you have 5 thousand users on a minute you would need 15 thousand messages. And I am not sure what the hard disk has to do with the application. I cannot imagine why a messaging program would be writing to the disk. This to me seems very inefficient and slow.