Accurate workload characterizations can be used to build benchmark suites that can be used to evaluate and compare competing systems. Several workload generators exist for Web servers: Mindcraft's Webstone, SPEC's SPECWeb96 and SPECWeb99, and SURGE . The Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) has just released TPC-W, the first benchmark aimed at evaluating sites that support e-business activities . We provide in this section a brief description of this benchmark and refer the reader to the TPC-W specification for more details .
|CPU||Disk 1||Disk 2|
|CBMG Type||Arrival rate (sessions/sec)||VSearch||Service Demands (sec)|
|Heavy Buyers||0.2||2.71||0.0163 ...|