This document is intended to give an estimate of the total bandwidth requirements for a NationCHAT Server. The table below gives average bandwidth figures for two types of server (hub and leaf). Measurements were taken for a two week period [in July 2014 and averaged to give these results.]
|Server Type||Number and Type of Connections||Average Nominal Operational Bandwidth||Average Burst/High-Traffic Bandwidth|
|HUB||4 Leaf Connections||1.042 Mbps||2.476 Mbps|
|Client/Leaf||1 Hub Uplink + 4000 Clients||3.148 Mbps||7.141 Mbps|
The bandwidth consumption averages shown are based on ONLY NationCHAT traffic. This does not include traffic and bandwidth usage for the hosting site’s normal business operations. This factor should be born in mind when determining whether a site has available resources to host a NationCHAT server. Generally, any site which consumes 70% or more of their available bandwidth for their general business operations will not be well suited to running a NationCHAT server.