Using and Interpreting perfSONAR

perfSONAR Data Overview

perfSONAR collects a variety of network measurements from a variety of vantage points.  perfSONAR can be used to:

  1. Collect active data on one way latency, packet loss, packet duplication, and packet jitter, via the OWAMP tool
  2. Collect active data on network throughout (TCP and UDP) from the pscheduler, BWCTL, iperf, iperf3, and nuttcp tools
  3. Collect active data on routing via the traceroute and tracepath tools

Each subsection will describe a way that the user can interact with the perfSONAR data either via graphical or programmatic methods.