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How we did it

Jul 12, 20042 mins
Enterprise Applications

How we tested SCO UnixWare 7.1.4.

We installed UnixWare 7.1.4 on four different server platforms: HP/Compaq DL380G3 (twin 3-GHz CPU, 1G byte dynamic RAM, internal Compaq Smart Array/SCSI drive), Micron MCP Servers (twin 3-GHz Intel CPUs; 2G byte DRAM; internal Advanced Technology Attachment drive) Compaq DL780 (twin 733-MHz CPUs; 2G byte DRAM), and a generic/white-box server (an ASUSTek Computer motherboard; 500-MHz front-side PCI bus; SMC Networks Gigabit Ethernet, Western Digital ATA drive). No special hardware, vendor-supplied drivers or settings were used for any of the platforms, except where noted.

We used Spirent Communications WebAvalanche 3.0 software through a Gigabit Ethernet switch (D-Link) to test Web performance using a series of three tests.

The first Web performance test emulated static Web page downloads and the number of transactions that can be sustained by Apache Web server on UnixWare per second. The second test involved the number of sustained Port 80 Web server connections per second. It emulated the number of aggregate users per second that one network interface card can handle until no more can be handled and more than 5% errors are shown. The third test showed the maximum number of connections that can be achieved per second to a Web server page.

No special tunings or settings changes were made from the default. The settings and tests used were the same as we’ve used in testing Windows 2003 Enterprise Server, Apple OS/X 2.3 “Jaguar” and OS/X 3.02-“Panther,” NetWare 6.5 and others.

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