Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Update 7 Performance Tuning, Sizing, and Scaling Guide

SSL Performance Test: C CGI

This test was performed by accessing a C executable called printenv in SSL mode. This executable outputs the environment variable information. The test was performed in SSL mode with the SSL session cache enabled. The goal was to saturate the cores on the server and find out the respective throughput and response time.

The following table shows the SSL CGI test results.

Table 6–18 SSL Performance Test: C CGI Scalability

Number of Cores 

Average Throughput (ops/sec) 

Average Response Time (ms) 







The following is a graphical representation of C CGI scalability with SSL.

C CGI Scalability With SSL- Number of cores