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Simulation strives to mimic the production use of the systems as closely as possible by creating a performance model
that contains all the ingredients that make up "normal" usage. By running this model
under different load scenarios you can measure and assess the results. Simulation is the first technique available for applications that are newly developed. This technique is typically the first one deployed in a Performance evaluation exercise. It will generate the first set of results on the performance of a system, results that can be used with the other, here mentioned, techniques.
Simulation is the process of using a computer program to model the actions of a user or system. In a load test the real user of a computer program is simulated, or modeled, by creating a virtual user, which then emulates the interactions of a real user with the system or program during the test.