Erlang, Yaws, and the deadly Tornado

Lev Walkin vlm@REDACTED
Sat Sep 19 09:54:13 CEST 2009

Since Facebook acquisition of FriendFeed, a bunch of technologies were 
released to the wild, including, most notably, a Tornado web server 
written in Python. The Tornado is touted as a «a scalable, non-blocking 
web server and web framework». See Wikipedia article on some details on the 
performance of that server, as well as some comparison with other web 

The numbers looked interesting, so I decided to benchmark Tornado myself 
to check out how it fares against some Erlang tools.

Since the data is highly graphical, I can only give the link to the rest
of the benchmark.


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