CITES has been working with Blackboard to do extensive performace testing on the new Illinois Compass 2g hardware and software since the beginning of January 2012. Tests have proven the robustness of our installation and have revelealed places where tweaks to settings and configurations can help us optimize performance even more. Final capacity testing is near the last step to our testing process and will occur early morning, Wednesday, February 1, 2012.
Between 1:00-4:00 am tomorrow morning (Wednesday), large course testing will occur.
Between 5:00 and 8:00am tomorrow morning (Wednesday), final capacity testing will occur through the load balancer with a high probabilty of system failure since we are testing for the highest capacity the system can support. System analysts will be on call to address any system downtime. Note that this testing occurs during our regularly scheduled maintenance window for Illinois Compass.