Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Update 3 Performance Tuning, Sizing, and Scaling Guide

SSL Performance Test: Static Content

This test was performed with static download of a randomly selected file from a pool of 10,000 directories, each containing 36 files ranging in size from 1KB to 1000 KB. The goal of the SSL static content tests was to saturate the cores and find out the respective throughput and response time. Only four cores of T2000 were used for this test.

This test used the following configuration:

The following table shows the SSL static content test results.

Table 6–16 SSL Performance Test: Static Content Scalability

Number of Cores 

Average Throughput (ops/sec) 

Average Response Time (ms) 







The following is a graphical representation of static content scalability with SSL.

Static Content Scalability with SSL- Number of cores