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From Chuck Murcko <>
Subject Re: PCWeek article...
Date Wed, 11 Jun 1997 03:25:43 GMT
Jason A. Dour wrote:
> First off...congrats, guys!  AG folk on the cover of PC Week?  It's almost
> like the release of 1.2 -- I thought it might never happen.  ;)  What a
> motley collection of geeks; I'm so proud.  8)
> Second...what is up with that "performance" chart they touted?  They're
> reputing IIS to TRIPLE the number of requests per second that Apache can
> serve?  Is it just me, or is this just...ummm...wrong?!?!
> Please tell me their benchmarking is off!  I don't think I could handle it
> if a Microsoft product outperformed a piece of freeware.  My view of the
> universe would shatter.  HELP!  (Well, maybe it's not THAT important to
> me...but it does worry me none the less.)
> Anyone have any info/answers?
I think those were old numbers using 1.1.x on an untuned solaris x86
system. We may well see some new 1.2.0 numbers soon, from a Linux system
running a P6 with some reasonable tuning.

Hard core UNIX programming? Hmmm. 8^)
Chuck Murcko
The Topsail Group, West Chester PA USA

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