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From Marc Slemko <ma...@worldgate.com>
Subject Re: Interesting HTTPd research (ACE, JAWS)
Date Sun, 22 Jun 1997 18:07:11 GMT
On Sun, 22 Jun 1997, Randy Terbush wrote:

> If you haven't looked at this yet, please do. (especially the C++ 
> advocates) ACE appears to offer us some of the things we have be 
> thinking about doing.
> 
> As an argument to the compiler issue and C++, we're essentially 
> taking on a similar problem in WinNT. Many users of the NT version 
> won't even have (or want) a compiler. There is no reason that we 
> cannot provide binaries to Unix users without C++ compilers.

I can count the number of NT platforms on one hand with half my fingers
chopped off.  Even if I take off my shoes, I can't count the number of
Unix platforms.  Some may not even _have_ a C++ compiler.

> 
> 
> > Pay attention ;)
> > 
> > Through some long and convoluted route I've been told about recent
> > research into the 'JAWS Adaptive Webserver'.  JAWS is an application
> > built using the Adaptive Communication Environment (ACE) concept for
> > concurrent communication software.  ACE seems to be some kind of
> > library, written in C++ and available for a wide range of platforms
> > (FreeBSD/Solaris/VxWorks/NT/95..) which has a whole heap of neat features
> > that might interest people.
> > 
> > The gist is that a threaded webserver built using ACE concepts can be
> > very quick.  I recommend that interested people take a look at this.
> > 
> > ACE Concepts:
> > 
> > http://www.cs.wustl.edu/~schmidt/ACE.html
> > 
> > JAWS HTTPd:
> > 
> > http://www.cs.wustl.edu/~jxh/research/research.html#jaws
> > 
> > This latter URL has several interesting references to papers and talks
> > on the theme of developing and measuring high performance webservers.
> > 
> > Ay.
> > 
> > Andrew.Wilson@cm.cs.ac.uk          http://www.cs.cf.ac.uk/User/Andrew.Wilson/
> 
> 
> 


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