10.5. Scalability Experiments

The goal of every cluster architecture is to achieve close to a linear performance scale-up when system resources are increased. However, achieving this goal in a real-world implementation is very challenging. In this section we present the results of two sets of experiments. First, we compared a single node server with two different network interface transmission speeds: 100 Mbps versus 1 Gbps. In the second set of experiments we scaled a server cluster from 1 to 2 to 4 nodes. We start by describing our measurement methodology. Table 10.2 lists all the terms used in this section.

Table 10.2. List of terms used repeatedly in this section and their respective definitions.
TermDefinition
NThe number of concurrent clients ...

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