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Modeling and Simulation of Computer Networks and Systems by Petros Nicopolitidis, Faouzi Zarai, Mohammad S. Obaidat

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Chapter 6

Generating realistic workload for web performance studies

Raúl Peña-Ortiz, José Antonio Gil, Julio Sahuquillo, Ana Pont and Josep Domènech,    Universitat Politècnica de València, València, Spain

This chapter presents the current state of the art in characterizing and generating workloads for Web performance evaluation. First, it reviews a representative subset of the most relevant perspectives to define Web workloads, and analyzes the main drawbacks that we have to tackle in order to obtain representative workloads for current Web applications. After that, we evaluate and classify the most commonly used software tools proposed in the open literature according to their main features and ability to generate workloads for the dynamic ...

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