Re: [OxLUG] Multicore hardware and HTTP servers

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Author: Nick Burch
To: Oxfordshire Linux User Group Discussion List
Subject: Re: [OxLUG] Multicore hardware and HTTP servers
On Wed, 4 Nov 2009, Hubert Matthews wrote:
> Apache seems to be moving to a mixed process+threads model (MTM) for
> performance.

ApacheCon is on at the moment, and there's been a fair bit of discussion
on this sort of thing. Alas the slides probably won't be up until the end
of the weekend, but I'd say some things to look out for are:
* trafficserver - a new http server from yahoo
* new worker models in apache 2.4
* partial re-write of some of the worker stuff in 2.4
* ability to have dedicated processes for sending data back to your
slower clients, so your heavyweight threads can get on with real work
(alas I've forgotten the name of the module for this)
* lots of async and non blocking stuff, mostly for tomcat but a bit
for httpd too