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 search.eBay.com, 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 at: http://oss.software.ibm.com/developerworks/opensource/linux/whitepapers/smp/sm 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 www.zeus.com. 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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