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BAPCo Webmark 2001

BAPCo supplied us with their latest new benchmark by the name of 'Webmark2001 '. This benchmark is supposed to test the 'Internet-performance' of a system via a simulation of a web-session on a client system.

It is quite a bit of work to set-up the testing environment, because the benchmark requires that the to-be-tested client system gets hooked up to a dedicated web-server via a network connection.

The workload of WebMark includes a combination of Internet technologies such as:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Apple Quicktime
  • Cycore Cult3D
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • Macromedia Flash
  • Microsoft Agent, ASP, Windows Media Player, VML
  • RealNetworks RealAudio and RealVideo
  • SSL
  • XML

You start the benchmark from within Microsoft's Internet Explorer and then it connects to different sites simulated by the web server mentioned above.