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.
Somewhat disappointingly, our IOMeter results with the OCZ Vertex 120GB drive were much lower than we expected. They were, however, consistent across the two firmware revisions we had in the lab. In no case is the Vertex really a competitor with the Intel X25-M and even the OCZ Summit series of drives outperforms the Vertex in the one test where results looked “typical”.