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From Shachor Gal <>
Subject Re: Tomcat vs. Resin
Date Tue, 08 Feb 2000 17:23:11 GMT


Tomcat was not optimized yet, even simple stuff like thread pooling is not
implemented... To add to that problem the HTTP engine used by Tomcat is
relatively primitive and unoptimized.

Resin on the other hand is considered one of the fastest servlet
containers in the industry.

This is exactly what you found out. 

Until now most of the work around Tomcat concentrates on adding
functionality, I guess that the next versions will improve in terms of

	Gal Shachor

 On Tue, 8 Feb 2000, Griggs, James wrote:

> I ran an informal test for 9 hours last night on a Win98 PC comparing the
> latest tomcat( code and the latest resin
> ( both using Suns JDK 1.2.  I used 2 instances of socrates to
> simulate 100 users requesting a hello.jsp file at random intervals.
> Tomcat and Resin were running at the same time on different ports.
> Result:				Tomcat:	Resin:
> Total Requests Handled		26094		6546375
> Total Requests Dropped		4691		0
> Requests per Second		.1		195
> Average Latency			98.17		.15
> I'm assuming the dramatic difference in requests handled is due to a 60
> second timeout on dropped requests.
> I'm wondering if anyone can explain the dramatic difference in the results?
> Am I doing something wrong here to cripple Tomcat?  (... and since I know
> the question will be asked: I have no affiliation with Caucho ;o)
> Jim Griggs

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