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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 8

A new testbed for web performance evaluation

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

Together with the evolution of the WWW, the behavior of WWW users has changed to include an increased dynamism. This makes traditional ways of conducting performance evaluation studies obsolete. In this chapter we devise a new testbed that has the ability of reproducing different types of web workloads. After the validation process, the testbed will be used to analyze the effect of applying dynamic workloads on the web performance metrics, instead of traditional workloads. The chapter introduces the workload generator used, the testbed design and describes ...

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