[Pdbwiki-devel] Benchmark of Korean vs. Bioinformatics.Org servers for PDBWiki

Dan Bolser dan.bolser at gmail.com
Thu Jun 11 11:13:47 EDT 2009

Benchmarking the Korean vs. Bioinformatics.Org server...

In summary, the response speed of the two servers looks comparable. I
have tested random PDB pages and the main pages, but not categories or

So I don't see any problem with the migration wrt. speed :-)

All the best,


I ran the following shell scripts for benchmarking the two servers:

# Korean server
time for i in `seq 10`; do
  wget --quiet --output-document=/dev/null \

# Bioinformatics.Org
time for i in `seq 10`; do
  wget --quiet --output-document=/dev/null \


Korean server: (mean = 35.4)
  32.2s 30.9s 31.6s 42.6s 32.0s 47.3s 34.3s 30.3s 37.4s

Bioinformatics.Org: (mean = 34.4s)
  33.7s 31.4s 30.2s 27.7s 42.4s 36.1s 38.1s 36.3s 33.4s

Also looking at the main page (using the wget --no-cache option):

Korean server: (mean = 21.0)
  20.0s 21.4s 19.3s 19.5s 24.0s 18.0s 19.0s 19.0s 26.4s 18.7s 25.8s

Bioinformatics.Org: (mean = 21.1)
  24.6s 19.9s 22.6s 18.0s 22.5s 20.8s 19.0s 26.6s 15.0s 20.4s 22.3s

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