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COMP420Y - Architecture and Trial Implementation of a Performance Testing Framework

17

Sep

2010

The WAND Emulation Network is used by researchers to undertake performance evaluation of computer network software and hardware. While the network provides a powerful environment for testing, many of the procedures are ad hoc. Researchers must invest time in developing their own measurement system. Further, these systems are disjoint from one another, so results are not necessarily comparable. This report details the development of a testing framework that will allow easy emulation setup and measurement. Amongst the more important of these components is the automatic configuration of the network and the generation of traffic to create situations that fully test the capabilities of a device.

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Author(s): 
Brendon Jones