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Slow network effects server?

 
Stan James
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Here's an observation: When we stress test with the test agents local to the server the IHS (Apache) server supports x users with y throughput. When we use test agents 15 miles across the valley we support fewer users with lower throughput with higher server usage. When we use test agents in an off-shore location with a smaller network pipe, we support far fewer users and lower throughput.

Does this make sense? My only guess is: on a slower network the client holds the IP connection open longer and eats up more resources on the server.

Sorry I don't have all the figures on how the server gets loaded up ... idle threads and active servers and all that. Can dig em up if it would help.

Thanks!
 
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