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From Stephen McConnell <mcconn...@apache.org>
Subject Re: newbie question about nbio -questiion
Date Tue, 30 Dec 2003 02:23:17 GMT

Serge Knystautas wrote:

> The last paragraph in the volano report conclusions:
> "The good news is that Dan Kegel's C10K Problem has been solved in 
> Java 1.3, even when using the original blocking Java input and output 
> methods, and even when using modest hardware. The bad news is that the 
> Java vendors seem to have abandoned that achievement in Java 1.4. 
> Blackdown 1.4.1 no longer offers the -green Classic VM option that 
> allows so many connections with the 1.3.1 release. The BEA High 
> Performance Threading System (Thin Threads) is no longer so highly 
> performing in JRockit versions 7.0 and 8.1 compared to the earlier 3.1 
> release. Tower Technology, with its fast and scalable TowerJ product, 
> simply went out of business. However, there is still cause for hope. 
> The new I/O model in Java 1.4 allows some server applications to 
> reduce their thread count to single digits; the Native POSIX Thread 
> Library in Red Hat Linux 9 promises to solve the problems of 
> highly-threaded Java applications on Linux once and for all; and of 
> course, increases in hardware performance have made some of these 
> problems simply evaporate. With these changes in hand, Java developers 
> can start making headway in the C100K Problem." 

Just what does "C100K" represent?



Stephen J. McConnell

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