ExtremeZ-IP 5.0 Threading Changes

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  • Product:
    ExtremeZ-IP
  • Version:
    5-current
  • Document Type:
    FAQ
  • Revised:
    3/17/2009
  • Reviewed:
    2/28/2007

Question:

ExtremeZ-IP 5.0 Threading Changes

Answer:

With ExtremeZ-IP 5.0, the threading architecture has been changed to utilize a more efficient thread pool and to support a new approach for managing timers. It also makes extensive use of asynchronous operations for reading and writing files. These changes result in the following benefits:

The number of threads used by ExtremeZ-IP 5 now scales based on the workload, not the number of users, breaking the version 4.x ~700 user limit on the server. This allows ExtremeZ-IP to support more users and frees up memory for other uses.

The amount of CPU processing power used in managing context switches and timers is reduced dramatically, allowing ExtremeZ-IP to spend its time processing more user requests, or freeing up resources for other applications on the system.

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