A Look at Solaris 10 and Sun's Dual Core Fire V40zby Kristopher Kubicki on June 29, 2005 4:00 PM EST
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In a web server configuration Apache immediately becomes the HTTP daemon of choice for anyone using Linux. Apache's ApacheBench is a relatively synthetic benchmark that can give us some baseline performance ideas without straying too far into the realm of artificial. We ran both configurations under 10 and 100 concurrent threads to demonstrate the number of requests per second the server can handle. These requests only reflect static HTML requests, which is useful for servers like AnandTech that run on cached pages.
This benchmark demonstrates more of what we actually anticipated with the database benchmark on the previous page. The V40z with the quad Opteron 875 performs 90% faster than the quad Opteron 250 we looked at before. It's also interesting to note the difference between Solaris 10 and SLES 9 here. As the threads increased, there was a wider gap between performance of the Solaris configuration and the SLES configuration in favor of SLES 9.