Before You Read the Performance Test Reports…

This page exhibits the performance test results under various conditions (e.g. various protocols and system environments). Please [contact us|Mailing Lists] if you have any specific performance test results to publish for your MINA-based application.

The following performance test results may have critical flaws in test design or contain wrong values. Please regard these reports as just a hint for understanding general performance characteristics of Apache MINA. Additionally, these reports are not meant to claim that Apache MINA outperforms a certain product purposely{note}

Apache MINA 2.0.0-M1-SNAPSHOT + AsyncWeb 0.9.0-SNAPSHOT

Trustin Lee ran a HTTP performance test with the latest snapshot of Apache MINA and AsyncWeb combo, using the AsyncWeb lightweight HTTP server example.

  • Protocol
    • HTTP
    • Tested keep-alive mode using ApacheBench.
    • Content length: 128 (excluding the header)
  • Client
    • Pentium 4 3GHz
    • Ubuntu Linux 6.10
  • Server
    • 2 dual-core Opterons (4 cores, 270 Italy)
    • Gentoo Linux 2.6.18-r6 x86_64
  • Network
    • 100Mbit Ethernet (direct link)
  • JVM
    • Sun Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 1.6.0-b105, mixed mode)
    • {{-server -Xms512m -Xmx512m -Xss128k -XX:+AggressiveOpts -XX:+UseParallelGC -XX:+UseBiasedLocking -XX:NewSize=64m}}

To show the performance characteristics of Apache MINA doesn’t differ with the production-ready Web servers, the same test has been run on [the Apache HTTPD 2.0.58|]. Because I don’t know how to write an Apache HTTPD module, I simply used a dummy static file. Because the amount of the response header two HTTP servers generate is different, I changed the AsyncWeb to generate more traffic in the content. The size of one response was about 405 bytes.

![Asyncweb performances](/assets/img/AsyncWeb-0.9.0-SNAPSHOT.png)

The client machine in my company doesn’t have 1Gbps Ethernet adapter nor a gigabit-capable CPU, I was not able to increase the content size. I made sure the network didn’t saturate while the test at least.