Significance of Results

Results on the Sun Storage 6780 Array with 8Gb connectivity arepresented for the SPC-2 benchmark using RAID 5 and RAID 6.
  • The Sun Storage 6780 array outperforms the IBM DS5300 by 51% in priceperformance for SPC-2 benchmark using RAID 5 data protection.

  • The Sun Storage 6780 array outperforms the IBM DS5300 by 51% in priceperformance for SPC-2 benchmark using RAID 6 data protection.

  • The Sun Storage 6780 Array has 62% better performance thanthe Fujitsu 800/1100 and delivers a price performanceadvantage of 5.6xas measured by the SPC-2 benchmark.

  • The Sun Storage 6800 array with 8Gb connectivity improved performance by36% over the 4GB connected solution as measured by the SPC-2 benchmark.

Performance Landscape

SPC-2 Performance Chart (in increasing price-performance order)



Sponsor System SPC-2
MBPS $/SPC-2
MBPS ASU
Capacity
(GB) TSC Price Data
Protection
Level Date Results
Identifier Sun SS6780 (8Gb) 5,634.17 $44.88 16,383.186 $252,873 RAID 5 10/27/09 B00047 IBM DS5300 (8Gb) 5,634.17 $67.75 16,383.186 $381,720 RAID 5 10/21/09 B00045 Sun SS6780 (8Gb) 5,543.88 $45.61 14,042.731 $252,873 RAID 6 10/27/09 B00048 IBM DS5300 (8Gb) 5,543.88 $68.85 14,042.731 $381,720 RAID 6 10/21/09 B00046 Sun SS6780 (4Gb) 4,818.43 $53.61 16,383.186 $258,329 RAID 5 02/03/09 B00039 IBM DS5300 (4Gb) 4,818.43 $93.80 16,383.186 $451,986 RAID 5 09/25/08 B00037 Sun SS6780 (4Gb) 4,675.50 $55.25 14,042.731 $258,329 RAID 6 02/03/09 B00040 IBM DS5300 (4Gb) 4,675.50 $96.67 14,042.731 $451,986 RAID 6 09/25/08 B00038 Fujitsu 800/1100 3,480.68 $238.93 4,569.845 $831,649 Mirroring 03/08/07 B00019 SPC-2 MBPS = the Performance Metric
$/SPC-2 MBPS = the Price/Performance Metric
ASU Capacity = the Capacity Metric
Data Protection = Data Protection Metric
TSC Price = Total Cost of Ownership Metric
Results Identifier = A unique identification of the result Metric


Complete SPC-2 benchmark results may be found athttp://www.storageperformance.org.

Results and Configuration Summary

Storage Configuration:


  • 8 x CM200 trays, each with 16 x 146GB 15K RPM drives
    8 x Qlogic 8Gb HBA
Server Configuration:


  • 4 x IBM x3650
    • 2 x 2.93 GHz Intel X5570
      5 GB memory
Software Configuration:


  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition (32-bit) with SP2
    SPC-2 benchmark kit
Benchmark Description

The SPC Benchmark-2? (SPC-2) is a series of related benchmarkperformance tests that simulate the sequential component of demandsplaced upon on-line, non-volatile storage in server class computersystems. SPC-2 provides measurements in support of real worldenvironments characterized by:
  • Large numbers of concurrent sequential transfers.
  • Demanding data rate requirements, including requirements for real timeprocessing.
  • Diverse application techniques for sequential processing.
  • Substantial storage capacity requirements.
  • Data persistence requirements to ensure preservation of data without corruption or loss.
Key Points and Best Practices

  • This benchmark was performed using RAID 5 and RAID 6 protection.

  • The controller stripe size was set to 512k.

  • No volume manager was used.
See Also

Benchmark Tags

$/Perf, performance, bandwidth, OpenStorage, Storage

Disclosure Statement

SPC-2, SPC-2 MBPS, $/SPC-2 MBPS are regular trademarks of StoragePerformance Council (SPC). More info www.storageperformance.org.Sun Storage 6780 Array 5,634.17 SPC-2 MBPS, $/SPC-2 MBPS $44.88, ASUCapacity 16,838.186GB, Protect RAID 5, Cost $252,873.00, Ident. B00047.Sun Storage 6780 Array 5,543.88 SPC-2 MBPS, $/SPC-2 MBPS $45.61, ASUCapacity 14,042.731 GB, Protect RAID 6, Cost $252,873.00, Ident. B00048.

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