>> Probably no skips though, because the response time needed is below 5 >> *seconds*, not ms : 2 tps on 10 connections, 1 transaction every 5 seconds >> for each connection. > > Oops. Right. But why did this test only run 16 transactions in total > instead of 20?
Because the schedule is based on a stochastic process, transactions are not set regularly (that would induce patterns and is not representative of real-life load) but randomly.
The long term average is expected to converge to 2 tps, but on a short run it may differ significantly.