Nowadays on the market there are more than ten solutions which can automate the process of conducting LT. The most popular programs are Apache JMeter and HP LoadRunner.
In projects there are often such questions as: “What tools to choose?”, “What test power is needed?”, “Which tool is faster?”. I did a little research and compared the work speed of different protocols i.e. what is faster HP LoadRunner vs JMeter? Of course, for each specific task, conditions will change and in real applications you will drop a system before you reach the tools limit. However such information will be useful for understanding sizing and breaking some myths.