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.
You might remember we had some issues with the OCZ Apex drive and the IOMeter benchmark; there were no such problems here with the Summit SSD at all. In fact, the results in our tests were very impressive with the OCZ drive able to easily take the 2nd place spot in three of the four results behind the Intel X25-M. In the workstation result the Summit drive is actually performing better than Intel’s offering.