Issue No. 02 - February (2003 vol. 36)
Daniel F. García , Universidad de Oviedo
Javier García , Universidad de Oviedo
<p>Correctly interpreting benchmark results requires a basic knowledge of the synthetic workload the benchmark uses to determine how well it represents diverse e-commerce applications' real-world workloads. Factors that influence these results include the characteristics of the system under test, the procedures used to execute the tests, and the performance metrics the bench-mark generates. </p><p>TPC-W performs server evaluation in a controlled Internet e-commerce environment that simulates the activities of a business-oriented transactional Web server. The authors used experimental results from their TPC-W implementation to assess the benchmark's behavior, including its granularity and sensitivity to changes in workload and system parameters.</p>
D. F. García and J. García, "TPC-W E-Commerce Benchmark Evaluation," in Computer, vol. 36, no. , pp. 42-48, 2003.