Data Center Benchmarking Terminology
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Internet Engineering Task Force                               L. Avramov
INTERNET-DRAFT, Intended status: Informational                    Google
Expires: November 26,2017                                        J. Rapp
May 25, 2017                                                      VMware

                  Data Center Benchmarking Terminology
                 draft-ietf-bmwg-dcbench-terminology-09

Abstract

The purpose of this informational document is to establish definitions
and describe measurement techniques for data center benchmarking, as
well as it is to introduce new terminologies applicable to data center
performance evaluations. The purpose of this document is not to define
the test methodology, but rather establish the important concepts for
benchmarking network switches and routers in the data center.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2
     1.1.  Requirements Language  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     1.2. Definition format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   2.  Latency  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     2.1. Definition  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     2.2 Discussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     2.3 Measurement Units  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   3 Jitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
     3.1 Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
     3.2 Discussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
     3.3 Measurement Units  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
   4 Physical Layer Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     4.1 Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     4.2 Discussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     4.3 Measurement Units  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
   5 Line rate  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     5.1 Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     5.2 Discussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     5.3 Measurement Units  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
   6  Buffering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
     6.1 Buffer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
       6.1.1 Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
       6.1.2 Discussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
       6.1.3 Measurement Units  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
     6.2 Incast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
       6.2.1 Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
       6.2.2 Discussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
       6.2.3 Measurement Units  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
   7 Application Throughput: Data Center Goodput  . . . . . . . . . . 14
     7.1. Definition  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
     7.2. Discussion  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
     7.3. Measurement Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
   8.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
   9.  IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
   10.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
     10.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
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