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From Michael Marth <>
Subject Re: Performance tests for OpenWhisk
Date Wed, 03 May 2017 18:57:32 GMT

Quick update: sent the below to users@infra. So far no reaction. The archive is here [1] but
Bertrand tells me only ASF member have access  - for whatever reason.



On Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 2:23 PM, Michael Marth <<>>
Dear Infra team,

I am enquiring on behalf of the OpenWhisk project (currently in Incubator)

We would like to periodically run performance tests on a distributed
environment (OpenWhisk typically runs on more than 1 machine). So we are
basically looking for an ability to spin up/tear down a number of (virtual)
machines and exclusively use them for a certain amount of time (so that the
VMs are not shared and the performance test results are comparable over
The order of magnitude would be ~5-10 VMs for 1 hour 3 times a week.

I would like to find out if there is an ASF-supported mechanism to do that.
For example, can Infra provide such infrastructure? Or is there a cloud
provider (like Azure) that might sponsor such efforts with VMs? Or maybe
there is an established way for commercial companies that are interested in
an ASF project to sponsor (fund) such tests?

If none of the above exists, then it would also be helpful for us to get to
know how other projects run such sort of tests.

Thanks a lot!


From: Markus Thömmes <<>>
Reply-To: "<>" <<>>
Date: Wednesday 26 April 2017 12:59
To: "<>" <<>>
Subject: Re: Performance tests for OpenWhisk

Hi Michael,

yeah that sounds pretty much spot on. I'd like to have at least 2 VMs with 4+ cores and 8GB
memory. One VM would host the management stack while one would be dedicated to an Invoker
only. That way we could assert single-invoker performance the easiest.

Thanks for helping!


Am 26. April 2017 um 11:36 schrieb Michael Marth <<>>:


Does what I describe reflect what you are looking for?
If yes, I am happy to ask on infra.

Let me know

On 26/04/17 07:52, "Bertrand Delacretaz" <<>>

Hi Michael,

On Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 6:52 PM, Michael Marth <<>>
...Maybe our mentors can chime in. Has this been discussed in the ASF board or so?...

Best would be to ask the ASF infrastructure team via<> - briefly describe what you need
to see what's

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