Feweb en Sizing Servers Lab slaan de handen in elkaar (Dutch)

In Vlaanderen hebben we heel wat ambitieuze webdevelopers die complexe applicaties ontwikkelen. Die projecten zijn een grote uitdaging zowel qua technologiekeuze als wat betreft optimalisatie van de responstijd. Ook de ontwikkelaar van een moderne webshop of communicatieve website wordt geconfronteerd met het feit dat de responstijd van de applicatie kritisch is voor de gebruikerservaring.

Announcing workshop: LAMP optimization

Tuning your webservers, without any metrics, can be tricky. Often neglected is the fact that a web application runs on top of a large stack, starting with hardware powering all the software pieces on top. And all those different layers come with their own configuration. So what is the best way to set this all up, maximizing performance?

Working together with the engineers of Silicon Valley

As a research group we have to be ahead of the technology curve. We have to investigate emerging technology so we can point out opportunities for some of our partners. One of those opportunities is ARM based server technology. ARM SoCs, traditionally used in very low power appliances, used be quite slow, hardly a good match for most server applications. However, the processing power of ARM SoCs has rapidly increased to the point where they are "good enough" for a niche of the server market. And the upcoming A57s cores are promising much higher performance (twice the performance of the current A9), while the power usage remains very low. In other words, ARM based servers are a space to watch.

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