I know it is going to be impossible to find anyone that knows anything about this, especially because this is such a small sub section of the discussions - but does anyone know if Apple has edited source code for Dynamo to run on Intel Macs, and if so, why they have not released it?
They have several pages about performance like this one http://www.apple.com/xserve/performance.html that claim to have used a the version of Iometer that is at Iometer.org, but PPC is the only supported processor for Mac in the source code.
I have changed the source code and I have dynamo running under mac OSX on my Intel MBP, but performance figures are not going to be the same as if Apple edited the source code.
Apple, how are we supposed to reproduce results you have obtained through a benchmark that no one else can get a hold of?
- A Few practical tips about IOmeter. There are plenty of benchmarking tools available but storage professionals mostly use IOmeter. Unfortunately IOmeter is a little tricky to use. You really need to read the user manual first. I have frequently seen users trying to run IOmeter tests without success.
- The sources as well as prebuild binaries released by the Iometer project are hosted at Sourceforge - in the file area of the Iometer project. For stable releases you will find links to that area including MD5 checksums to verify what you have downloaded.
- As the Iometer User's Guide says, 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.
Lots, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
It has been a while since the last official stable release. So today we are happy to announce the release of the Iometer 1.1.0 version. There have been many changes. Highlights are for instance the libaio support on Linux or the new timer code on Windows & OS X. Also the data patterns have been extended and the definition of fixed seeds got added to the random number generator.
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