My company is in the process of porting ntop ( www.ntop.org ) to a hardware acceleration platform. After this, we'd like to do the same for BRO as an experiment.
I'm curious to know if there is a standard suite of tests used to benchmark BRO? Our goal is to baseline BRO on commodity hardware then run the same tests on the accelerated platform. We have ideas on how to do this, but we're certainly open to suggestions -- especially from those intimately familiar with BRO.