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   Re: [xml-dev] XML firewalls, 70k docs per second?

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On Wednesday 25 May 2005 06:02, Ken North wrote:
> In other words, can we quantify how much benefit we receive from pure
> hardware acceleration when processing content with one of these appliances
> -- before adding the effect of the security layer?

I don't think parsing/validation offload has come up directly in a independent 
benchmark yet, although there are gains to be had. In the Sarvega case, there 
is an internal parsing/validation benchmark available from the web site that 
might be some use, I am sure the other vendors have similar information 

One area to be careful of is the context in which the figures are generated. 
For example, the performance of parser/validation off-load from Java can be 
more dependant on Java<->appliance glue issues than the appliance performance 
itself. Needless to say, figures without specifying any context can be very 



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