StarNine Technologies Inc. Wednesday released WebSTAR Server Suite 4.2 which has been optimized for the PowerPC G4.
Its processor-intensive Web serving
components have been accelerated for the G4 Velocity Engine. The
combination of WebSTAR Server Suite and the PowerPC G4 with Velocity Engine
will allow WebSTAR to respond faster to requests, particularly for
dynamically generated pages. WebSTAR Server Suite 4.2 is available now free directly from StarNine for current WebSTAR Server Suite 4.0 and 4.1 users.
The WebSTAR Web Server and its WebSTAR Data Cache Plug-in are “vectorized”
to fully utilize the 128-bit vector processing of the PowerPC G4 processor.
Additionally, the majority of the other WebSTAR Server Suite components are
also optimized for the PowerPC G4 processor.
Apple’s Power Mac G4 is powered by the new PowerPC G4 chip created by
Apple, Motorola and IBM. The Power Mac G4 achieves a supercomputer’s level
of performance with over one billion floating-point operations per second.
Intel’s own tests, which are published on their Web site, shows that the
500MHz G4 chip was 2.94 times as fast as the 600MHz Pentium III
processor. WebSTAR Server Suite 4.2 has been specifically optimized to
utilize these speed increases.
WebSTAR Server Suite 4.2 is available now for free to 4.0 and 4.1 users
from the StarNine Web stie. WebSTAR Server Suite 4.2 sells for a retail
price of $599.