The first benchmark suite for emerging scale-out applications


  Ansari Ali
  Falsafi Babak
  Lin Shanqing
  Pizarro Solar Rafael

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CloudSuite is a benchmark suite for emerging scale-out applications. The first release consists of six applications that have been selected based on their popularity in today’s datacenters. The benchmarks are based on real-world software stacks and represent real-world setups.

Cloud computing is emerging as a dominant computing platform for providing scalable online services to a global client base. Today’s popular online services (e.g., web search, social networking, and business analytics) are characterized by massive working sets, high degrees of parallelism, and realtime constraints. These characteristics set scale-out applications apart from desktop (SPEC), parallel (PARSEC), and traditional commercial server applications. In order to stimulate research in the field of cloud and data-centric computing, we have created CloudSuite, a benchmark suite based on realworld online services.

CloudSuite covers a broad range of application categories commonly found in today’s datacenters. The first release includes data analytics, data serving, media streaming, large-scale and computationintensive tasks, web search, and web serving. More information about the benchmarks may be found in the overview page.

CloudSuite 4.0 is released

We are happy to announce the release of CloudSuite 4.0!

CloudSuite is a collection of benchmarks for first-party cloud services. The suite consists of popular online services and analytics workloads running in datacenters. The benchmarks are based on state-of-the-art open-source real-world software stacks and are containerized for ease of use.

CloudSuite 4.0 includes a thorough software stack update, reflecting the latest features and bug fixes. Moreover, it runs on both x86 and ARM ISAs (and soon on RISC-V), with the ARM server ecosystem fully supporting datacenter services. The new release also features enhanced documentation, a simple interface for configuration, and proper guidelines for tuning the benchmarks.

Please visit for more information about Cloudsuite 4.0, and follow our Github repository for technical details.