Mark Phippard, one of the CollabNet team of Subversion committers, has developed some benchmarks to guide the performance improvements going into the up-coming Subversion release 1.7. Over in the CollabNet blogs:
… he’s asking for help collecting baseline data, using as many current releases, platforms, and configuration variations as possible.
It’s a pretty good packaging; your only real requirement is that you need Java and Subversion installed. If you meet those qualifications, your help would help!
Check the blog (linked above) for full details.