The IO500 benchmark effort is an open effort steered by the following bodies:

  • The community
  • Steering committee


The community consists of users, vendors, developers and anyone that is passionate and interested in HPC Storage. Community member participation is extremely valuable and is critical to ensure at the IO500 continues to deliver on its mission to benefit the HPC storage community and ensure there is a fair playing field for all participants and vendors. Everyone is encouraged to provide suggestions on all aspects of IO500, feedback on any changes and proposals, and generally help build a safe, inclusive, and supportive community. The community meets in-person via Birds-of-a-feather sessions during the ISC-HPC and Supercomputing conference series. Throughout the year, cveryone is encouraged to join the mailing list and our Slack channel to discuss issues and participate.

Steering Committee

The steering committee is the decision body ensuring the development and curation of the benchmark and its results but also responsible to resolve ethical issues.

The current IO500 Committee, consists of the following members (in alphabetical order):

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