Block I/O Traces

Block I/O Traces typically include block level (e.g., at the logical volume manager, disk driver, etc. level) and block protocol (e.g., SCSI, ATA, Fibre Channel) traces.


WARNING: These traces are over 10 years old! They should not be used for modern research!

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Trace Name Details Details Actions
FIU Traces Traces collected at FIU. Traces collected at FIU. These traces can be decoded using blkparse. This utility is available on all standard Linux systems. 2008 - 2009 3 months 475 Million 28.8 GB
Microsoft Production Server Traces Because of the size of the traces, the BuildServer traces have been repackaged by IOTTA into eight zip files. The first seven files are divided into one for each of the first seven timestamped hours in the original traces. The last file contains traces of the remaining 18 traced hours, in which the activity was much lighter. All eight zip files contain the same Readme.* and Disclaimer files. They are designed so that if all are unpacked in the same directory, the original trace collection will be recreated. Traces of several production servers at Microsoft, as described in the IEEE International Symposium on Workload Characterization, 2008. 2007 - 2008 4 months 1 Billion 18.2 GB
Microsoft Enterprise Traces Traces collected at Microsoft using the event tracing for Windows framework. Traces collected at Microsoft using the event tracing for Windows framework. 2007 - 2008 4 months 2.6 Billion 25.1 GB
MSR Cambridge Traces 1-week block I/O traces of enterprise servers at Microsoft Research Cambridge. The citation for the MSRC traces can be found here. 1-week block I/O traces of enterprise servers at Microsoft 2007 8 days 434 Million 4.94 GB
SPC OLTP Application Traces Two I/O traces from OLTP applications running at two large financial institutions. Due to access restrictions, these traces are hosted externaly. Two I/O traces from OLTP applications running at two large financial institutions. 1999 1 day 0 Bytes
SPC Search Engine Traces Three I/O traces from a popular search engine. Due to access restrictions, these traces are hosted externally. Three I/O traces from a popular search engine. 1999 1 day 0 Bytes
Cello 1999 Disk traces taken from the cello server at HP labs in January through December of 1999. 1999 traces of Cello server at HP labs.

Software to process the SRT trace format can be downloaded from the tools section of this website.

1999 - 2000 12 months 30.7 GB
Cello 1996 Disk traces take from the cello server at HP labs in September through November of 1996. 1996 traces of Cello server at HP labs

Software to process the SRT trace format can be downloaded from the tools section of this website.

1996 3 months 4.94 GB
Cello 1992 Disk traces taken from the cello server at HP labs in April through June of 1992. 1992 traces of Cello server at HP labs

Software to process the SRT trace format can be downloaded from the tools section of this website.

1992 2 months 603 MB
HP LAJW OS version: HP-UX A.08.00 U Machine type: 9000/845 Data from the paper "UNIX disk access patterns" by Chris Ruemmler and John Wilkes

Software to process the SRT trace format can be downloaded from the tools section of this website.

1992 2 months 8.08 MB
Cello 1991 Disk traces taken from the cello server at HP labs in March through June of 1991. 1991 traces of Cello server at HP labs

Software to process the SRT trace format can be downloaded from the tools section of this website.

1991 3 months 357 MB
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