Benchmarking Working Group


  • Research primary I/O workloads in high performance parallel file systems configurations
  • Study existing benchmarking tools that best emulate these workloads
  • Produce a report that best matches existing benchmarking tools available to the workloads defined
  • Produce a set of instructions for download, execution and analysis for the benchmarking tools recommended
  • Work with OpenSFS to progress these goals, either through contracting resources or through other affiliations

Co-Chairs: Devesh Tiwari (, and Andrew Uselton, (

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For guidance on running and interpreting file system benchmarks visit our wiki:

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2015 BWG Survey (PDF)

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BWGIOworkloadcharacterizationsurvey-v1.0 (1)
Benchmarking Work Group Definitions and Abbreviations