Running 100 browsers to generate load

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Running 100 browsers to generate load

Postby Armandoj » Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:43 pm

In running 100 browsers to generate load, aren't you afraid that all you're doing is measuring your local channel capacity?
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Re: Running 100 browsers to generate load

Postby eValid » Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:31 pm

We have found that the channel capacity even with 100 eValid instances running in parallel is very seldom "used up."

The percentage of channel usage does vary quite a bit...but even with very heavy loads on the driver and very large pages to download...we rarely seem more than 10% of available channel bandwidth used up.

In fact, even though eValid instances do consume a lot of memory, running 100+ of them on a user account on a machine does not really tax the input/outpu capacity of the machine. When we do 1,000 BUs using a cloud-based machine image even then the I/O channel percentages stay below 5%.

So, while your point is a fair one, experience shows that the loading approach is valid up to 100 BUs per machine and beyond.

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