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File System Benchmarks Need to be Reformed

Jun 06, 2009, 03:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Henry Newman)

"What Is a Real Benchmark?

"This is the question we should all be asking ourselves: What is a real benchmark? Here is my definition: A real benchmark must be representative of your real workload, run in the same way that it would be run on the system being considered, and in the time period that workload will run on that system. Note some key points here:

"It is not the workload you are running today on the system you are running today, but the workload you will run on the new system. To be completely representative, that work must be run in the same way it would be run on your system."

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