Data Center Benchmarking Terminology
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Internet Engineering Task Force                               L. Avramov
INTERNET-DRAFT, Intended status: Informational                    Google
Expires: December 22,2017                                        J. Rapp
June 20, 2017                                                     VMware

                  Data Center Benchmarking Terminology
                 draft-ietf-bmwg-dcbench-terminology-14

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. Many of
these terms and methods may be applicable beyond this publication's
scope as the technologies originally applied in the data center are
deployed elsewhere.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
     1.1.  Requirements Language  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     1.2. Definition format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   2.  Latency  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     2.1. Definition  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     2.2 Discussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
     2.3 Measurement Units  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
   3 Jitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
     3.1 Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
     3.2 Discussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     3.3 Measurement Units  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
   4 Physical Layer Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     4.1 Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     4.2 Discussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     4.3 Measurement Units  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
   5 Line rate  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     5.1 Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     5.2 Discussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
     5.3 Measurement Units  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
   6  Buffering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
     6.1 Buffer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
       6.1.1 Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
       6.1.2 Discussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
       6.1.3 Measurement Units  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
     6.2 Incast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
       6.2.1 Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
       6.2.2 Discussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
       6.2.3 Measurement Units  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
   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  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
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