• Load Testing: Concurrent Users verses Simultaneous Users

    Posted on September 5, 2012 by Admin

    It seems like on every new project, there is a need to educate members of the project team on the difference between concurrent users and simultaneous users as it applies to load testing applications.

    Concurrent = users on the system using resources.
    Simultaneous = users executing the same code at the exact same time.

    Concurrency has various levels. I generally it explain things this way to my clients at the initial project kickoff meeting to make sure everyone agrees with the definitions:

    Application Concurrency – how Read Entire Entry