Uwe Schuster - 2011-03-09

I am planning to implement a rule system determining about 100 variables depending on some user input and an associated rule base which may be very large (probably 100000 rules). Does this scenario make sense with CLIPS? Can I expect response times of a few seconds or rather hours? What about the memory footprint?
I am new to CLIPS, so maybe I do not yet have the correct understanding of the system, so I have to depend on you as the experts.

Thanks for any suggestions.