San Francisco, CALIF. — election.com announced that the new release of the election.com voting system is now capable of conducting a nation-wide online election of more than 200 million voters.
Using Microsoft’s Windows 2000 Datacenter Server platform running on Compaq servers, the election.com voting application can scale to enable 200 million voters to securely vote over a 15-hour period. This figure represents an unprecedented 4,000 secure votes per second.
“The election.com voting application has been designed from the ground up to handle multi-modal online elections,” said Joe Mohen, CEO, election.com. “We are extremely proud of the fact that Windows 2000 Datacenter Server provides election.com with the capacity and headroom to run the most demanding Internet application of all – a national online election for a head of state.”
To increase the scalability of the election.com voting application, election.com worked with Microsoft to establish a real online data center that runs on a rack of 42 Compaq front-end Web servers and a 32-way Compaq Proliant ML770 back-end server. Windows 2000 Datacenter
Server, operating on new hardware from Compaq, enables election.com to scale up its back-end to 32 processors and 64GB of memory, handling even the highest level of voter turnout.
“Microsoft is pleased with election.com’s selection of Windows 2000 Datacenter Server and Compaq servers to conduct their most demanding on-line elections,” said Jim Ewel, Vice President Windows.NET Server Marketing, Microsoft Corp. “This is further proof of the levels of reliability, scalability and security delivered by the Windows Datacenter Program.”
This fall, election.com will conduct Youth-e-Vote 2000, a national online election in which students from across the country will unofficially vote for President of the United States on the Internet. Youth-e-Vote will be the largest application of election.com online voting technology to date – up to 10 million students are expected to vote.
“Scalability, reliability and security are the cornerstones of the election.com voting application,” Mohen said. “Microsoft’s Windows 2000 Datacenter Server enables election.com to provide our customers with secure online elections that can scale to meet the very highest levels of voter turnout.”
election.com Inc., a leading global election company, provides public and private sector election services for governments, associations, nonprofit organizations, labor unions, school districts, credit unions, pension funds and corporations around the world. Committed to broadening voter participation in the democratic process, election.com also provides online voter registration services that enable U.S. citizens, whether they live in the country or abroad, to request an absentee ballot and register to vote online. Visit http://www.election.com for more information.