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Workstation Storage: Modeling, CAD, Programming, And Virtualization

Visual Studio (Programming): Opening Project

Overall Statistics
Elapsed Time9.7 seconds
Read Operations37
Write Operations118
Data Read855 KB
Data Written1.14 MB
Disk Busy Time0.015 s
Average Data Rate129.04 MB/s

Programming is a common component of any workstation workload. However, the simple act of opening a file containing code is often overlooked. In this trace, we opened a single .cpp from the open source Mozilla project. The vast majority of operations occurred at a queue depth of one, and most transfers were random in nature. Our trace also involved moving a lot of 4 KB blocks.

I/O Trends:

  • 82% of all operations occur at a queue depth of one
  • 81% of all data transferred is random
  • 52% of all operations are 4 KB in transfer size
  • 16% of all operations are 32 KB in transfer size