Web Server 7 Update 2 64-bit for Linux
By sriram on Jan 17, 2008
Recently released - Web Server 7 Update 2, includes a bunch of fixes cum new features besides support for 64-bit Linux platform. Unlike Solaris, Linux has the convention to release 64-bit platform as a separate distribution. So, we have kept up with the tradition and released Web Server 7 64-bit for Linux as a separate distribution. Do remember to select the appropriate platform at the time of download and send us your feedback.
If in case, you didn't hear already - the major theme for Web Server 7 Update 2 is performance enhancement . Accordingly, features like Asynchronous Accelerator Cache Support and optimizations within our Web Container have been integrated in this release. These features were used for publishing SPECweb2005 world record on Performance and Efficiency using Sun SPARC Enterprise T5220 server.
All these performance enhancements can be benefited on other platforms like Linux and Windows as well. However, on Linux - default file descriptor size per process is too low and because of this, you might run into 'Too Few Threads' issue when the server is under load. This issue is mentioned as 6639402 under Known Issues section. To address this issue, please use 'perfdump' to monitor the server and appropriately increase the web server request processing threads value.
Do check out our latest release and as always , if you run into any issue, ping us at our Web Server forum for free !