"In most cases, a public benchmark is really nothing more than a transaction race where bragging rights and
platform pride are the prizes. But every so often, a revolutionary performance breakthrough comes to the
forefront during a test.
In the case of eWeek Labs' Web server benchmark, Red Hat Inc.'s Tux 2.0 Web server running on a Linux 2.4 kernel
has taken performance far beyond what was previously possible and blazes the way for future Web servers built on
the same architecture.
Working closely with Dell Computer's Performance Engineering group (the original group that first published Tux's
amazing performance benchmarks on the SPECWeb 99 benchmark) a test performed at eWeek Labs found that
Tux was able to perform nearly three times faster than current Web server mainstay Apache (12,792 transactions
per second vs. 4,602 tps) when running a mix of dynamic and static Web content."