CCR Researcher Discusses IO500 on Next Platform TV

CCR system software researcher Jay Lofstead appeared on the September 3rd episode of “Next Platform TV” to discuss the IO500 benchmark, including how it is used for evaluating large- scale storage systems in high-performance computing (HPC) and the future of the benchmark. Jay’s discussion with Nicole Hemsoth of the Next Platform starts at the 32:04 mark of the video. In the interview, Jay describes the origins of the IO500 benchmark and the desire to provide a standard method for understanding how well an HPC storage system is performing for different workloads and different storage and file system configurations. Jay also describes how the benchmark has evolved since its inception, as well as the influence of the benchmark, and the ancillary impacts of ranking IO systems. More details and the entire episode are here:

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September 1, 2020