wrk - a HTTP benchmarking tool wrk is a modern HTTP benchmarking tool capable of generating significant load when run on a single multi-core CPU. It combines a multithreaded design with scalable event notification systems such as epoll and kqueue. An optional LuaJIT script can perform HTTP request generation, response processing, and custom reporting. Details are available in SCRIPTING and several examples are located in scripts/ Basic Usage wrk -t12 -c400 -d30s http://127.0.0.1:8080/index.html This runs a benchmark for 30 seconds, using 12 threads, and keeping 400 HTTP connections open. Output: Running 30s test @ http://127.0.0.1:8080/index.html 12 threads and 400 connections Thread Stats Avg Stdev Max +/- Stdev Latency 635.91us 0.89ms 12.92ms 93.69% Req/Sec 56.20k 8.07k 62.00k 86.54% 22464657 requests in 30.00s, 17.76GB read Requests/sec: 748868.53 Transfer/sec: 606.33MB Benchmarking Tips The machine running wrk must have a sufficient number of ephemeral ports available and closed sockets should be recycled quickly. To handle the initial connection burst the server's listen(2) backlog should be greater than the number of concurrent connections being tested. A user script that only changes the HTTP method, path, adds headers or a body, will have no performance impact. Per-request actions, particularly building a new HTTP request, and use of response() will necessarily reduce the amount of load that can be generated. Acknowledgements wrk contains code from a number of open source projects including the 'ae' event loop from redis, the nginx/joyent/node.js 'http-parser', and Mike Pall's LuaJIT. Please consult the NOTICE file for licensing details.