Oakgate SSD Tester

OakGate Technology is a leading provider of test, validation, and benchmarking products and services to the storage industry. The company has established a clear leadership position as a preferred supplier of test and validation tools for SSD and Solid State storage.


OakGate was founded by seasoned industry veterans with a proven track record in developing key storage and server technologies.


OakGate’s highly capable and flexible test appliances are based on advanced, proprietary software and industry standard hardware. These products support all popular storage protocols including PCI Express, SAS, SATA & Fibre Channel.


Oakgate also provides test and validation services that enable customers to augment their own engineering resources and accelerate time to market.


OakGate Test, Validation & Benchmarking Systems offer the industry’s most comprehensive set of features and capabilities and are designed expressly for the emerging flash based storage, including Solid State Drives (SSDs). These systems support all popular storage interfaces and are available in Desktop and Rack-mount versions. This document provides an overview of OakGate’s Rack-mount systems for storage products using the PCIe interface. Based on industry standard Linux server platform and OakGate’s proprietary software, these systems are available as turnkey, ready-to-use appliances.

OakGate’s PCIe Rack-mount system uses a standard 3U chassis form factor. It can accommodate up to six optional cable adapter cards that can be connected to optional external enclosures. Designed to work with the customer’s existing block level storage driver or drivers based on industry standard protocols such as NVMe and AHCI, OakGate’s PCIe Systems leverage the company’s proven, second generation software architecture that is common across all OakGate products.


 Key Capabilities

o Supports PCIe/NVMe Gen 2/3/4 SSD and 6G/12G SAS/SATA SSD

o High performance, highly flexible traffic generation

 Provides maximum control of workloads

 Fixed and random IO sizes

 Small to large Q-Depths


o Performance benchmarking and characterization

 Average IOPS, Bandwidth, Latency

 Performance versus Time

 Entropy Data Patterns


o Error injection capabilities

 Extensive error injection capabilities

 Can be run concurrent with IO traffic at heavy load levels


o Built-in protocol Analyzer

 Traffic/Error Presentation

 Real-time Traffic

 Real-time Error statistics


o Customer programming via robust API

 C/C++ SDK

 Rich OakGate Function Library


o Test automation

 Large test suites

 Product validation suites

 Full SNIA Benchmarks on SSS PTS spec

 Fully customizable for creation of customer specific benchmarks


o Summary report generation

 Complete HTML reports

 Histograms

 Error logs

 Pass/Fail report


o Automated power cycling with data validation

 Applicable to externally connected devices


o “Canned” test sequences

o JEDEC Enterprise & Client workloads

 Software Driver Support


o Industry Standard NVMe Driver

 Complete control of Queues (Submission/Completion/Management)

 Multiple Processor Core Support

 Register peek/poke

 Performance Characterization


o Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) Driver

 Hot plug and Native Command Queuing support


o OakGate Driver

 Architected for Direct Hardware Access, Performance measured at the PCIe Interface

 Complete control of IO Frame/Contents

 Error Injection


o Customer’s Driver

 Full Performance characterization thru Block IO/SCSI Generic Linux Interfaces

 Ability to interface to custom IOCTL calls

 Full Traffic Generation and Data Validation

 Product Configuration


o 3U PCIe Rack-mount System

 Dual Socket Xeon quad core Intel Processor, 24GB ECC Memory

 6 Available Gen 3 PCIe expansion slots for customer’s PCIe card products


o Product Options

 Additional Memory (up to 96GB ECC)

 Add in multi-protocol 4-bay U.2 modules and 12-bay U.2 enclosure – single/dual port


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