pounder simulates several clients pounding on a web site for load
testing purposes. It takes the total number of requests and the number
of simulated clients as parameters, then fires up all requests and tracks
the results. When done, it will print out a summary like
Throughput is the number of requests per second, obtained by deviding the
number of total requests by the total number of second the test ran.
Latency is the average delay between sending a request and receiving
a response. These delays are timed individually and then averaged at the end.
If you have more than one client running, latency is often not equal
to the reciproc of throughput.