Improving Web Server Efficiency on Commodity Hardware

October 9th, 2008|

Last week Vicenç Beltran did the PhD presentation obtaining the maximum mark. The unstoppable growth of the World Wide Web requires a huge amount of computational resources that must be used efficiently. Nowadays, commodity hardware is the preferred platform to run web server systems because it is the most cost-effective solution. The work presented in this thesis aims to improve the efficiency of current web server systems, allowing the web servers to make the most of hardware resources. To this end, we first characterize current web server system and identify the problems that hinder web servers from providing an efficient resource utilization. From the study of web servers in a wide range of situations and environments, we have identified two main issues that prevents web servers systems from [...]