IOMeter v2006.07.27 – IOps
Iometer is an I/O subsystem measurement and characterization tool for single and clustered systems. It was originally developed by the Intel Corporation and announced at the Intel Developers Forum (IDF) on February 17, 1998 – since then it got wide spread within the industry.
Meanwhile Intel has discontinued to work on Iometer and it was given to the Open Source Development Lab (OSDL). In November 2001, a project was registered at SourceForge.net and an initial drop was provided. Since the relaunch in February 2003, the project is driven by an international group of individuals who are continuesly improving, porting and extend the product.
While the original OCZ SSD drive we tested came up fairly average in our array of IOMeter tests, the new OCZ 64GB SATA-II SSD has a MUCH stronger outing. In terms of operations per second, the new SATA-II SSD revision dominates across all the scenarios including Web Server, File Server, Database and Workstation. At the Database configuration the WD VelociRaptor drive does take the performance advantage past a queue depth of 16 but everywhere else the new OCZ 64GB SATA-II SSD is the top performer.