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USENIX Technical Program - Abstract - 13th Systems Administration Conference - LISA '99

The Advancement of NFS Benchmarking: SFS 2.0

David Robinson, Sun Microsystems, Inc.


With the release of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation's (SPEC) System File Server (SFS) Release 1.0 benchmark suite in April 1993, the characterization of NFS server performance grew from a small and not widely accepted set of benchmarks, to a single industry standard benchmark. This paper will provide a historical look at the success of SFS 1.0 [Note 1] and how it has driven server capabilities, describe SFS 1.0's shortcomings, and detail the design and rationale behind the development of SFS 2.0.
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