BitShares Throughput Testnet 9-13-2018 test-2.0.180817
Here is a graph produced by bts_tools for the testnet while doing initial calibration and setup. This article will be updated as the day progresses and testing takes place.
Mostly the crew is getting setup to run actual stress test, so not much visible activity in terms of these graphs. We're trying to get the distribution of beacons (code that broadcasts transactions at a specific rate) scattered around the globe as well as API nodes, to simulate more "real world" conditions.
Haven't seen it discussed explicitly, but it would be great to test with both real world AND "theoretically possible" (i.e. setup a testnet with huge RAM on a high-core count, ultra-fast CPU, minimal latentcy, such as within a single datacenter) conditions. The focus of these tests are for real world conditions, which will be better for PR marketing.