ipbench is a benchmark suite for reliable testing of IP networks.
Distributed operation : Multiple clients able to perform the same test a target machine. The developers want to be able to get the results reliably and consistently without resorting to hacking sh and perl scripts to munge data around.
No "heavyweight" server : Most existing network benchmark suites assume that both ends of the test are complete operating systems, with BSD socket support and POSIX compliance. Experimental operating systems often don't meet these requirements.
Extensibility : The developers want to be able to add new and varied tests easily.
There aren't that many benchmark suites around : many paper authors resort to writing their own benchmarks, creating problems with repeatability and reliability of results.
The test suite has three main components:
A controller : Your personal computer
n testers : A "heavyweight" PC on which the test will run
A target : depending on the test requires different capabilities.
What's New in This Release:
· Initial release