Benchmark (Retired: October 2005)
is the next-generation SPEC benchmark for evaluating the performance of World Wide Web Servers. As the successor to SPECweb96
continues the SPEC tradition of giving Web users the most objective and representative benchmark for measuring a system's ability to act as a web server. In response to rapidly advancing Web technology, the SPECweb99
benchmark includes many sophisticated and state-of-the-art enhancements to meet the modern demands of Web users of today and tomorrow:
- Standardized workload, agreed to by major players in WWW market
- Full disclosures available on this web site
- Stable implementation with no incomparable versions
- Measurement of simultaneous connections rather than HTTP operations
- Simulation of connections at a limited line speed
- Dynamic GETs, as well as static GETs; POST operations.
- Keepalives (HTTP 1.0) and persistent connections (HTTP 1.1).
- Dynamic ad rotation using cookies and table lookups.
- File accesses more closely matching today's real-world web server access patterns.
- An automated installation program for Microsoft Windows NT as well as Unix installation scripts.
- Inter-client communication using sockets.
does not support measurement of performance involving transactions using SSL encryption; for SSL performance measurement please see the SPECweb99_SSL benchmark.