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Caliper Introduction

Caliper is a blockchain performance benchmark framework, which allows users to test different blockchain solutions with custom use cases, and get a set of performance test results.

Supported blockchain solutions

Supported performance metrics

  • Transaction/read throughput
  • Transaction/read latency (minimum, maximum, average, percentile)
  • Resource consumption (CPU, Memory, Network IO, …)

See the PSWG white paper for the exact definitions and corresponding measurement methods.


It helps to have a basic understanding of how Caliper works before diving into the examples. Have a look at the Architecture page!

Installing Caliper

Head to the Install & Usage page if you want to try Caliper right now. It’s as simple as downloading an NPM package or starting a Docker container!

Sample Networks

Sample benchmarks that may be used by Caliper are hosted on a companion GitHub repository.

Performance reports for the provided samples are hosted on the documentation pages of the repository.

Important: make sure that the version/tag of the benchmark repository matches the version of Caliper you are using! For example, if you are using Caliper v0.3.2, then checkout the v0.3.2 tag after cloning the benchmark repository. The master branch of the benchmark repository corresponds to the latest unstable Caliper version.

How to Contribute

Every contribution is welcome! See the Contributing page for details.


The Caliper codebase is released under the Apache 2.0 license. Any documentation developed by the Caliper Project is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. You may obtain a copy of the license, titled CC-BY-4.0, at