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From dean gaudet <>
Subject Re: How fast should I expect Apache to go?
Date Tue, 09 May 2000 00:52:50 GMT


On Mon, 8 May 2000, Mike Spreitzer wrote:

> Some colleagues and I are working on speeding up SSL usage through use
> of hardware accelerators, and would like to demonstrate improvements
> in web servers such as Apache.  We've been disappointed in the
> performance we get from Apache "out of the box", both without SSL and
> with mod_ssl (software SSL), and were wondering if we're doing
> something wrong.  I don't have precise figures at hand right now, but
> I've been quoted figures of 50--100 HEAD requests per second without
> SSL, and about 10 per second with mod_ssl --- on some SPARC.  So let
> me ask: what should I expect, for example on a Sun Ultra-10
> workstation running Solaris 7 on a single 440 MHz UltraSparc IIi
> processor with 256 MB RAM, both without SSL and with mod_ssl?  For
> another example, what would it take to get Apache to approx. 300 HEADs
> per second, without SSL, on Sun hardware & OS?
> Thanks,
> Mike

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