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Abdlah
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Powerful SMS Server?

May 3, 2010 3:31 AM

Hello, I am wondering is Coldfusion 9 is a good product for developing an election tracking system, where results from over 22000 polling stations are send in via SMS.

 

Since I have not found any information on who much information the SMS gateway can process per minute/ per second, I a not able to decide whether is would be able to handle the job.

 

Any insights would be much appreciated.

 
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    May 3, 2010 6:33 AM   in reply to Abdlah

    Abdlah wrote:


    Since I have not found any information on who much information the SMS gateway can process per minute/ per second

     

    That would most probably be because those numbers would depend greatly on the hardware you install CF on and how you write your CFML SMS application.  I am sure a ColdFusion application could be created that would handle that load.  I can't tell you how much hardware|licenses it would take as that would require an applciation to load test against to find out.

     
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    May 3, 2010 10:56 AM   in reply to Abdlah

    we've crushed SMS aggregators sending from 1 cf7 server (using the asynch

    gateway). cf9 is even more ruthless if your network is up to it & your cf &

    db servers are beefy enough, you should be able to handle 22k SMS but consider

    the followng:

     

    besides h/w & network latency, throughput is going to depend on your app's logic

    (processing, synch vs asynch, etc.) & more importantly on the SMS provider--even

    some of the more reliable/costly ones still need 400-500ms per SMS.

     

    so i would worry more about the SMS provider especially if you go for one of the

    cheaper ones. besides the obvious issues w/the low cost ones, note that

    currently cf only does transceiver binding which some of the really cheap ones

    won't support.

     

     

     

    btw this wouldn't happen to be in ghana? i seem to recall something about SMS &

    elections 1-2 years ago on these forums.

     
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