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Different platforms could very well have different results. The chipset and drivers could provide differing results.
It depends on what the software interacts with. It's entirely possible for specific hardware to cause the software to go down an atypical path that leaks memory.
There is a newer plugin for JMeter which is fully RFC 6455 compliant and allows re-using same TCP session for multiple duplex requests. JMeter WebSocket Sampler by Maciej Zaleski - download from Releases page WebSocket Testing With Apache JMeter - how-to guide
Your first step is to host the app on as close to a production environment as possible to eliminate "noise" from your load/performance testing. In the case of a test server, you'd want to keep everything else off it, have any database hosted on a separate system if that's your likely production configuration, and then start exploring the application behavior ...
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