Benchmarking 2011

From OSGeo
Revision as of 13:24, 8 December 2010 by Springmeyer (talk | contribs)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Basic Premise

Following up on last year's exercise, the performance shoot-out presentation at FOSS4G2011 will test how long each Web mapping server takes to generate a map image, from a common set of spatial data, on a common platform. The data will be served by each Web mapping server through the WMS standard, which will serve exactly the same set of LAYERS. A JMeter load will be run on the testing box to measure various aspects of those layers.

Potential Participants

Mapping Server Development Team Leader Contacted Confirmed
Cadcorp GeognoSIS Martin Daly
Constellation-SDI Adrian Custer, Cédric Briançon
Erdas Apollo Dimitri Monie
ESRI ArcServer Satish Sankaran
GeoServer Andrea Aime
MapGuide Open Source
Mapnik Dane Springmeyer Dec 8th, 2010 Yes
MapServer Jeff McKenna
Oracle MapViewer Michael Smith
QGIS mapserver Marco Hugentobler


January 1st, 2011 begin contacting all mapping servers
March 1st, 2011 commitment due by all interested mapping servers
March 2nd, 2011 exercise begins (and weekly meetings)
August 1st, 2011 final testing begins
September 1st, 2011 no further testing
September 2nd, 2011 final results due from all teams
September 12-16, 2011 present results at FOSS4G2011

Rules of Engagement (unofficial, copied from 2010)

  1. All parties must contribute any changes that they make to their software for this exercise, back to their community. Note that the changes don't have to be contributed before the conference, just in a reasonable period of time.
  2. Comparisons will be made of the best available version of the software, be it a formal release or a development version.
  3. Two tests will be run: one 'baseline' test with the data in its raw format (with spatial indexes), and another 'best effort' test where 'the sky is the limit' for what changes you want to make to the data (change format, generalize, etc)
  4. Teams must document all steps they did to manipulate the data/server for both the 'baseline' and 'best effort' tests. If a team does not document the steps on this wiki then that team's test results will not be used.
  5. Data formats to be used will be shapefiles for vectors, and uncompressed geotiffs for rasters.
  6. WMS output formats to be used will be png8 and png24 where possible

Documenting Server Details and Differences

It is the responsibility of each team to document their setup with regard to data.

Please keep your notes either on a wiki subpage or in svn (or both).

Generally teams keep notes on setup on the wiki while they put stylesheets and scripts in svn.

A good organization for wiki pages is to create a subpage like:

And create a directory in svn named {servername}/{year} like:



The project files (minus data) are stored in Subversion (



Coordination/communication is primarily via the Benchmarking mailing list:

Weekly meetings will occur through IRC chat in the #foss4g channel on

Next IRC meeting

External Related Links