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.
In the web server and file server tests it is obvious that the Intel X25-M is in a class of its own – while the OCZ 64GB SSD was impressive looking on its own, the fact that the other five drives in these graphs have been merged into nearly a single line is incredibly impressive. The database and workstation work loads again show the Intel SSD as the big winner but not by as wide of margins.