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.
Despite the increased cache and dual processors, queue depth scaling performance of the two VR units remains neck-and-neck. Higher queue depths tend to amplify seek time and rotational latency, so we suspect the average seeks of the VR 600 might be just slightly slower than the VR 300, likely due to the added weight of an additional pair of heads.