Switchbench is a benchmark to thoroughly evaluate the performance of data networks as a whole. It consists of three microbenchmarks that generate a streaming workload for a number of machines connected to a data network. It is intended to characterise the throughput performance of networks and switches in clusters or LANs.
Comprehensive Throughput Evaluation of LANs in Clusters of PCs with Switchbench — or How to Bring Your Switch to its Knees
Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization 2005, Austin, TX, USA, October, 2005