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From Dave Newton <>
Subject Re: jmeter thread limits
Date Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:04:34 GMT
I keep single instances to under 1k threads otherwise things start to go

In fairness, this is without any real JVM parameter tweaking.

When I need more than that I go distributed, although at times that just
means "please start your jmeter now, Bob" etc.


On Mon, Dec 15, 2014 at 8:59 AM, Mark Lybarger <> wrote:
> i'm looking to test a system that should handle a load of 100,000 clients
> ... eventually. right now, the clients are in fact time shifted and really
> the system supports 100 or so concurrent clients.  that said, i'm looking
> to do some load / performance testing, so i naturally look to jmeter.
> i've read several articles or blogs suggesting a limit of 300 threads for
> jmeter testing. i'm going to need many many more. perhaps 3,000 would be a
> good starting number. so, finally, my question is this. is the thread limit
> based on system resources?  would using a distributed jmeter allow me to
> get up to 3,000 threads?
> what types of loads have jmeter users typically been able to put on their
> systems?
> my system under test is a back office system, but it provides an http
> interface to the end client.
> thanks!
> -mark-

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