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.
The greater cache size and dual processors of the RE4-GP scale even further when the platters are spinning at 7200 RPM, but the VelociRaptor still has an approximate 3.3 msec seek time lead, combined with another ~1.2 msec gain due to its faster spindle speed. As hard as Western Digital may be pushing the tech here, you just can’t compete with raw RPM and a light weight head pack, especially in IOMeter testing at higher queue depths.