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A Web server performance of more than 3Gbps data traffic has been claimed on an IBM pSeries box running software from Zeus.

According to Zeus, the performance of 9,106 recorded using the SPECweb99 benchmark on a pSeries 680 is equivalent to 50 per cent of the peak Internet traffic passing through Europe's largest Internet Exchange, London's LINX, being transmitted by a single server

Mike Prettejohn, of Netcraft, an organisation that regularly conducts survey of Web servers, said that Zeus is the fastest web server for simple transactions, and regularly sets benchmark records on multi-processor Unix boxes.

However Prettejohn said, for example, Apache Web servers are more flexible than those for Zeus and for this reason - and the fact Zeus charges for its Web server software - its software has a significant but niche role in the marketplace.

Zeus tends to be used where performance is the overriding factor, such as on very busy Web sites and by hosting firms, who need to run a very large number of simple sites from a small number of servers.

According to Netcraft's July figures, Zeus is a significant niche player and is run by 1.5 per cent of active sites, making it the fourth most popular Web server in the market behind Apache, Microsoft's IIS and iPlanet Web servers. ®

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