If you are looking for a load testing solution to check the performance of your web site, or to start using permanently in your web development process, you may need to analyze various characteristics of many tools before you make your choice. One of such characteristics is the efficiency.
If you want to test a web application used internally by your company staff, you may need to check that it supports, say, 100 concurrent user sessions.
This is not a very big load for any tool. You will hardly need more than one generating system to run such test.
The situation is completely different, if you need to stress test a popular internet portal. A load of 100,000 concurrent users can be a good check for it. […]