Lev Walkin (lionet) wrote,

Erlang, Yaws, and the deadly Tornado

Good things sometimes happen to the open source community. Since Facebook acquisition of FriendFeed, a bunch of technologies were released to the wild, including, most notably, a Tornado web server written in Python. The Tornado is touted as a «a scalable, non-blocking web server and web framework». See Wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tornado_HTTP_Server on some details on the performance of that server, as well as some comparison with other web servers.

Here's the chart, taken from Wikipedia:

Performance on AMD Opteron, 2.4GHz, 4 Cores
Server Setup Requests per Second
Tornado nginx, 4 frontends 8213
Tornado 1 single threaded frontend 3353
Django Apache/mod_wsgi 2223
web.py Apache/mod_wsgi 2066
CherryPy standalone 785


The numbers looked interesting, so I decided to benchmark Tornado myself to check out how it fares against some Erlang tools. Erlang, Yaws, Tornado benchmark followsCollapse )
Tags: erlang, tornado, yaws, yucan
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