2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 30, 2010 11:24 AM by Libor Kadlec

    Poor horizontal scalability

    Libor Kadlec Newbie


      Horizontal scalability is very important for us so we wanted to test that first to make sure it scales.

      First I run a test with single server to find out maximum throughtput (measured at sending end).

      Test scenario is:

      • 40 producers
      • 40 consumers
      • 1kB message size
      • One queue
      • Persistant messages
      • Not transacted
      • No optimisations such as disabling message ID or timestamp


      Client is running 40 threads so each thread has one producer and one consumer (message listener). Only one connection is created and used to create sessions for each thread. This ensures that producers and consumers and spread equally (round robin) on all servers.

      Configuration is using multicast discovery and the only thing modified in the config was journal-min-files was set to 100.

      Client code and server configuration are attached. Four physical nodes were used. Two for clients and two for servers.


      Test scenario1: one server and one client

      Maximum througput was ~8700 msgs/sec

      Test scenario2: two servers and two clients

      Expected to see that maximum throughput almost double but actual throughput was only ~10000 msgs/sec


      I used JMX to verify that producers and consumers spread equally (40 producers and consumers on each server). I also tried to run each server separately and performance was fine.

      Can you please advice on what else can I check or what did I configure wrong?


      Your help is appreciated.

      Thank you,