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How to achieve 500K requests per second on my webserver?

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http://serverfault.com – I recently gifted myself a new dedicated server and I am trying to squeeze maximum performance out of it, for fun and learning. I am trying to achieve maximum possible requests per second this server can handle and aiming for 500K requests/sec as mentioned here - http://lowlatencyweb.wordpress.com/2012/03/20/500000-requestssec-modern-... Server Details Intel® Xeon® E3-1270 4 Cores (8 HT) x 3.4 GHz RAM 24 GB DDR3 ECC Hard-disk space 2,000 GB (2 x 2,000 SATA) RAID Software RAID 1 Lan 100mbps OS Centos 6.3 64 bit Nginx I am able to reach only (HowTos)