Load Testing DSpace

In "DSpace at a Third of a Million Items," Stuart Lewis reports on a load test of DSpace.

Here's an excerpt:

  • On average deposits into an empty repository took about one and a half seconds.
  • On average deposits into a repository with three hundred thousand items took about seven seconds.
  • If this linear looking relationship between number of deposits and speed of deposit were to continue at the same rate, an average deposit into a repository containing one million items would take about 19 to 20 seconds.
  • Extrapolate this to work out throughput per day, and that is about 10MB deposited every 20 seconds, 30MB per minute, or 43GB of data per day.