I have put up a small tutorial about my experimentations with
mongrel clusters behind an HTTP load balancer with no front web
server like lighty or apache. This little setup is extremely powerful
for how easy it is to set up. I would love for more folks to
experiment with this type of setup to expose any issues it may have
as a production environment. I have had zero issues with it so far
and I am able to get 800-1000 req/sec for static assets and 70-140
req/sec for full blown dynamic rails pages.
Let me know what you think.