Tests of a new Seastar-based HTTP server show that it is capable of ~7M requests/second on a single node. Details of the benchmark follow.

HTTP performance

This benchmark uses two identical IntelĀ® Server System R2000WT servers.

  • 2x Xeon E5-2695v3: 2.3GHz base, 35M cache, 14 core
    (28 cores per host, with hyperthreading to 56 cores per host)

  • 8x 8GB DDR4 Micron memory

  • 12x 300GB Intel S3500 SSD (in RAID5, 3TB of storage for OS)

  • 2x 400GB Intel NVMe P3700 SSD (not mounted for this benchmark)

  • 2x Intel Ethernet CNA XL710-QDA1 (two cards per server, cards are separated by CPUs. card1: CPU1, card2: CPU2)

  • OS info: Fedora Server 21, update with the latest updates as of February 19, 2015.

  • Kernel: Linux dpdk1 3.17.8-300.fc21.x86_64

  • Default BIOS settings (TurboBoost enabled, HyperThreading enabled)

Full list of commands for reproducing this benchmark available on the Seastar wiki: HTTPD Benchmark page.

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