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.
Here is where things get tricky. Web server performance was identical. File Server, Database, and Workstation performance was about 20% lower than 1.30. I attribute the difference to the same bug that plagued our file copy test earlier, as the latter benchmarks are intensive on combined reads and writes, and this is where the beta firmware fell short.