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S. S. Gokhale, P. J. Vandal and J. Lu, “Performance and Availability Analysis of Web Server Software Architecture,” Proceedings of 12th IEEE International Symposium on Pacific Rim Dependable Computing (PRDC’06), 2006, pp. 351-358. doi:10.1109/PRDC.2006.50

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  • TITLE: Performance Study of a Distributed Web Server: An Analytical Approach

    AUTHORS: Sarah Tasneem, Reda Ammar

    KEYWORDS: Web Server; CSM; Performance Modeling; Performance Analysis; Distributed Systems; Queueing Model

    JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, Vol.5 No.11, November 30, 2012

    ABSTRACT: With the rapid expansion of the Internet, Web servers have played a major role in accessing the enormous mass of Web pages to find the information needed by the user. Despite the exponential growth of the WWW, a very negligible amount of research has been conducted in Web server performance analysis with a view to improve the time a Web server takes to connect, receive, and analyze a request sent by the client and then sending the answer back to client. In this paper, we propose a multi-layer analytical approach to study the web server performance. A simple client-server model is used to represent the WWW server in order to demonstrate how to apply the proposed approach. We developed a systematic, analytical methodology to quantify the communication delay and queuing overhead in a distributed web server system. The approach uses the Computation Structure Model to derive server processing time required to process a request sent from a client and queueing model to analyze the communication between the clients and the server.