Iometer is a synthetic test of disk and network subsystems for both single and cluster systems. Can be used as a basic tool for laboratory research and troubleshooting. It can be easily configured to reproduce the load (simulating behavior) from many popular applications by setting test patterns    .
Iometer 2006.07.27 Test Setup Tab
|Latest version||1.1.0 ( December 17, 2014 )|
|License||Intel Open Source License|
The program was created by Intel Corporation , developers Sean Hefty, David Levine and Fab Tillier, the creation of the program was officially announced at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) February 17, 1998 . In 2001, Intel ceased development and subsequently transferred the source code to the Open Source Development Lab for further development under the Intel Open Source License. On November 15, 2001, the Iometer project was registered on SourceForge.net. The project was resumed by Daniel Scheibli in February 2003. Since then, Iometer has been accompanied by an international group of individuals.
The package consists of a graphical control interface iometer.exe (available only under MS Windows) and a dynamo.exe load generator (precompiled under Windows , Linux , Solaris , NetWare ).
- During the test, various statistical data is accumulated: data transfer rate, number of operations per second, delay time, CPU load, etc., etc. Not only mean values are calculated, but also minimum / maximum values, and separate results for read / write operations.
- Test results can be saved in a CSV file for further processing and analysis.
- Allows you to set an arbitrary duration of execution and observe the test results in real time.
- Allows you to run tests on unallocated drives.
- Supports the ability to delay the start of measurements to obtain repeatable results.
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