What is HyperServer?

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What is HyperServer?

uniGUI HyperServer is a new server archirecture designed to highly improve uniGUI applications' availability, stability and specifically scalability. This goal is achieved by applying industry's known and widely used techniques such as load balancing and process recycling.

 

A traditional uniGUI application server consists of one single process and multiple threads. The single process can be a uniGUI executable or an ISAPI or Apache worker process. In all cases all sessions reside inside a single process and several threads in same process are used to handle incoming requests.

 

uniGUI HyperServer changes above model and turns into a multi-process multi-threaded model. In this new model several worker processes are spawned to serve same web application. Sessions will be divided among worker processes and based on the configuration you may have multiple worker processes for same uniGUI application. Worker processes are managed and orchestrated by another process which is actually the HyperServer itself. The HyperServer will be the main entry point for all incoming requests. HyperServer will take all requests and distribute them among worker processes. HyperServer has also the responsibility to spawn new worker processes when needed and recycle them as soon as they are purged. Since uniGUI sessions are stateful, another important duty of HyperServer is to direct incoming session requests to the correct worker process which has created that particular session. In HyperServer terminology each worker process is called a Node.