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Internet Engineering Task Force L. Avramov Internet Engineering Task Force L. Avramov
INTERNET-DRAFT, Intended status: Informational Google INTERNET-DRAFT, Intended status: Informational Google
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Data Center Benchmarking Terminology Data Center Benchmarking Terminology
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Abstract Abstract
The purpose of this informational document is to establish definitions The purpose of this informational document is to establish definitions
and describe measurement techniques for data center benchmarking, as and describe measurement techniques for data center benchmarking, as
well as it is to introduce new terminologies applicable to performance well as it is to introduce new terminologies applicable to performance
evaluations of data center network equipment. This document establishes evaluations of data center network equipment. This document establishes
the important concepts for benchmarking network switches and routers in the important concepts for benchmarking network switches and routers in
the data center and, is a pre-requisite to the test methodology the data center and, is a pre-requisite to the test methodology
publication [draft-ietf-bmwg-dcbench-methodology]. Many of these terms publication [draft-ietf-bmwg-dcbench-methodology]. Many of these terms
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6.2.2 Discussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 6.2.2 Discussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
6.2.3 Measurement Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 6.2.3 Measurement Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
7 Application Throughput: Data Center Goodput . . . . . . . . . . 14 7 Application Throughput: Data Center Goodput . . . . . . . . . . 14
7.1. Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 7.1. Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
7.2. Discussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 7.2. Discussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
7.3. Measurement Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 7.3. Measurement Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
8. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 8. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
9. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 9. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
10. References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 10. References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
10.1. Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 10.1. Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
10.2. Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 10.2. Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
10.3. Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 10.3. Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
1. Introduction 1. Introduction
Traffic patterns in the data center are not uniform and are Traffic patterns in the data center are not uniform and are
constantly changing. They are dictated by the nature and variety of constantly changing. They are dictated by the nature and variety of
applications utilized in the data center. It can be largely east-west applications utilized in the data center. It can be largely east-west
traffic flows (server to server inside the data center) in one data traffic flows (server to server inside the data center) in one data
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editor.org/info/rfc1242> editor.org/info/rfc1242>
[RFC2544] Bradner, S. and J. McQuaid, "Benchmarking Methodology for [RFC2544] Bradner, S. and J. McQuaid, "Benchmarking Methodology for
Network Interconnect Devices", RFC 2544, March 1999, Network Interconnect Devices", RFC 2544, March 1999,
<http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc2544> <http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc2544>
[RFC2119] Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate [RFC2119] Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate
Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119, DOI 10.17487/RFC2119, Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119, DOI 10.17487/RFC2119,
March 1997, <http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc2119> March 1997, <http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc2119>
[RFC5481] , Morton, A., "Packet Delay Variation Applicability
Statement", BCP 14, RFC 5481, March 2009, <http://www.rfc-
editor.org/info/rfc5481>
10.2. Informative References 10.2. Informative References
[RFC2889] Mandeville R. and Perser J., "Benchmarking [RFC2889] Mandeville R. and Perser J., "Benchmarking
Methodology for LAN Switching Devices", RFC 2889, August 2000, Methodology for LAN Switching Devices", RFC 2889, August 2000,
<http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc2889> <http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc2889>
[RFC3918] Stopp D. and Hickman B., "Methodology for IP Multicast [RFC3918] Stopp D. and Hickman B., "Methodology for IP Multicast
Benchmarking", RFC 3918, October 2004, <http://www.rfc- Benchmarking", RFC 3918, October 2004, <http://www.rfc-
editor.org/info/rfc3918> editor.org/info/rfc3918>
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