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Thursday, June 06, 2024

Stats on some optimized small internet servers

I restarted my Gopher and Gemini servers about 25 hours ago to ensure they're both running the new optimized code, so now let's check some results:

Gopher/Gemini server stats
service CPU utilization requests bytes
gopher 2:42 935 1186591
gemini 8:58 36394 249020812

That's more like it. The gopher server, running over plain TCP and getting about 1/40th the requests, is finally accumulating less CPU time than Gemini (and the only reason it's not even less is my gopher server has to deal with wraping Unicode text).

I also find it amusing that Gemini, a protocol that has only been around for five years, is way more popular than gopher, a protocol that's been around for thirty-three years. I guess Gemini being the new shiny is the reason.

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