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.
This is clearly the awesome IOPS monster we’ve all grown to love. In most tests, the 320 pushed past its older brother, turning in low-QD IOPS figures we had not yet seen from such a device. The Vertex 3 was able to push past it (and all other drives) in the extreme heavy parallel load / higher queue depth scenarios, but remember the vast majority users spend their OS time in the QD=1-4 range.