World's Fastest Web Server Nearly Doubles Performance With Linux 2.4

Zeus Web Server Uses New Symmetric Multi Processing Capabilities

Of Linux 2.4 to Full Advantage

Jan 29, 2001, 00:00 ET from Zeus Technology, Ltd.

    CAMBRIDGE, England, LinuxWorld Expo, Booth 2315, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ --
 Zeus(R) Technology, Ltd., the leading developer of mission-critical web server
 technologies and solutions, today announced that benchmark tests performed by
 the IBM(R) Linux Technology Center (Austin, TX) demonstrate Zeus Web
 Server(TM) performance can be boosted by more than 85% running Linux(R) 2.4 as
 compared to Linux 2.2.x.
     Unlike other web servers, the highly-advanced Zeus architecture uses a
 fixed number of single-threaded I/O multiplexing processes, each capable of
 handling tens of thousands of simultaneous connections, coupled with a
 kernel-threaded component for high-performance dynamic content. This
 architecture supports near-linear scalability on SMP platforms. Using the new
 Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP) capabilities in Linux 2.4 allows Zeus to
 significantly outperform all other Web servers in this environment and easily
 scale to future, bandwidth-intensive application requirements.
     "Zeus Web Server has always been known for its speed and robust
 scalability in mission-critical Web sites such as, which has
 served over ten billion pages in two years with no down time using the Zeus
 solution," said Damian Reeves, co-founder and chief technology officer of Zeus
 Technology. "These new tests from IBM amply demonstrate the scalability and
 performance advantages our platform can achieve under Linux 2.4 with SMP.
 This benchmark demonstrates why Zeus is universally acknowledged as the
 high-performance Web server of choice for Linux."
     About the Tests
     The tests were performed by the IBM Linux Technology Center using the
 SPECweb99 Web server benchmarking system and a twenty-client test network. The
 server machine was a Netfinity(TM) 7000 M10 450 MHZ Pentium(R) II 4 CPUs with
 4 IBM EtherJet(TM) 10/100 Ethernet cards and 4 GB of RAM, running Zeus Web
 Server 3.3.7. During the test the Zeus server saturated the network bandwidth
 before the limits of the server were reached. Further information can be found
 pscalability.html .
     About Zeus
     Zeus Technology, Ltd. -- one of the Fifty Most Important Privately-Held
 Companies in the World, according to The Red Herring magazine -- develops and
 innovates a technology and product platform for deploying high-performance,
 mission-critical websites. With a view to maximizing the performance of the
 Web Server as the fundamental core of the Internet, Zeus has created a highly
 scalable and robust line of software products to achieve this goal. These
 include Zeus Web Server, Zeus Load Balancer, Zeus Mass Hosting Edition and
 Zeus Web Server Appliance Edition. Zeus boasts an impressive customer and
 strategic partner base which includes world-class companies such as eBay,
 Hewlett-Packard, SGI, Sprint, Telefonica and UUNet, which have enabled the
 company to achieve consistent growth since its formation in 1995. For more
 information visit
     NOTE:  Zeus and Zeus Web Server are trademarks or registered trademarks of
 Zeus Technology. All other trademarks and registered trademarks previously
 cited are hereby acknowledged.

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