Benchmarking the http server up and coming

Being a little frustrated by the unwieldy beast that is apache, I am wanting to try out some of the sexy new http servers about town, namely cherokee, lighttpd and nginx. So to work out which I like better I'm going to set up and then benchmark the following:
- a drupal site
- a ruby on rails site
- both running under fastcgi as a designated user for that site
- test with and without a database backend
- test primarily on OpenSolaris. Maybe compare to Linux.

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