at SC, we will once again hold our BoF.
Once the timeslot is clear, we will notify you again.
I hope that a few more are willing to explore the use of the IO500 scripts.
Here is the abstractof the BoF:
Goals of the BoF are to 1) advertise the community hub but also
discuss and steer the direction of the community effort; 2) to reveal
the inaugural IO-500 list; 3) to discuss the benefit and direction of
the efforts with the community.
Goals of the Virtual Institute for I/O are: * Provide a platform for
I/O researchers and enthusiasts for exchanging information * Foster
international collaboration in the field of high-performance I/O *
Track, and encourage, the deployment of large storage systems by
hosting information about high-performance storage systems
VI4IO provides a resource for storage researchers to both document
their systems and discuss best practices. The IO-500 list offers a way
to document relative performance for comparative purposes with a
ranking to encourage competitive development and IO optimization for
vendors and provides a management justification. The IO-500 benchmark
consists of data and metadata benchmarks to identify performance
boundaries for optimized and suboptimal applications. Together with
comprehensive data from sites, supercomputers and storage, in-depth
analysis of system characteristics are tracked by the list and can be
analyzed in detail. Tuning of storage is explicitly encouraged by the
design of the IO-500 but tuning details are part of the submission
process and must be revealed. Thus, they help defining best practices.
We have run the benchmark on several sites and reveal the first list
The outcome of this BoF will steer the direction of the community effort.