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We have measured performance information to distinguish the differences between the Windows and Linux platforms. Given comparable hardware we found the performance differences almost trivial. When the server was pressed to capacity, our Windows installation was forced to turn away some traffic with minimal alteration in service performance, while our Linux installation elected to service nearly all the connections at the cost of introducing latency. However, before hitting capacity, our Linux server appeared on average to be capable of servicing connections at a slightly faster rate than our Windows server. Sun's release of its J2EE specifications has been followed by enthusiastic developers crafting powerful applications that can be seen on the Web in businesses of every size. The result is one very hot topic continually focused on by many developer groups, but mat... (more)

Comparing Apache Tomcat Performance Across Platforms

We have measured performance information to distinguish the differences between the Windows and Linux platforms. Given comparable hardware we found the performance differences almost trivial. When the server was pressed to capacity, our Windows installation was forced to turn away some traffic with minimal alteration in service performance, while our Linux installation elected to service nearly all the connections at the cost of introducing latency. However, before hitting capacity, our Linux server appeared on average to be capable of servicing connections at a slightly faster ... (more)

Comparing Tomcat Performance Across Platforms

We measured performance information to see the differences between Windows and Linux platforms. The test done against the Windows server gave users marginally shorter wait-times by electing to turn some traffic away. The Linux server, however, scaled to serving a greater number of users with reasonable responsiveness before its maximum capacity was reached. In Part 1 of this article, we examined the relative performance differences, noting the behavioral differences as the servers approached capacity. This limitation was easily remedied by increasing the memory available to Tomcat... (more)

Comparing Tomcat Performance Across Platforms

We measured performance information to see the differences between Windows and Linux platforms. The test done against the Windows server gave users marginally shorter wait-times by electing to turn some traffic away. The Linux server, however, scaled to serving a greater number of users with reasonable responsiveness before its maximum capacity was reached. In Part 1 of this article, we examined the relative performance differences, noting the behavioral differences as the servers approached capacity. This limitation was easily remedied by increasing the memory available to Tomcat... (more)