Resource estimation (Jay A. Carlson)
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 1993 03:44:23 -0500
From: (Jay A. Carlson)
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In-reply-to: Tim Berners-Lee's message of Wed, 16 Jun 93 10:04:22 +0200 <>
Subject: Resource estimation
> In fact, the load on an HTTP server machine is very slight,
> because the process only runs as long as it takes to return
> the document. The server which has the Subject
> Catalogue gets probably a relatively high usage, about
> 10k requests a day, or (thinks...) one every 9 seconds.
> the CPU load is negligible.  In fact of course the peak rate
> is higher, but still its not really a factor.

Also note that httpd appears to be somewhat memory-hungry.  On my
DECstation 5000, running Ultrix, it used 8M to serve ONE PAGE.  In a
system serving more pages I can see that this kind of caching would be
useful, but in small systems you may wanna look at an alternative

Jay Carlson

Flat text is just *never* what you want.   ---stephen p spackman