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SPC benchmark results provide a source of comparative storage performance information that is objective, relevant, and verifiable. That information will provide value throughout the storage product lifecycle, which includes development of product requirements, product implementation, performance tuning, capacity planning, market positioning, and purchase evaluations. SPC benchmarks are designed to be vendor/platform independent and are applicable across a broad range of storage configuration and topologies. Any vendor should be able to sponsor and publish an SPC benchmark result, provided their tested configuration satisfies the requirements of the appropriate SPC benchmark specification.

There are currently two SPC benchmarks, which have been released: SPC Benchmark 1 (SPC-1) and SPC Benchmark 2 (SPC-2). A brief overview of each benchmark appears below, immediately followed by a table for each benchmark, which contain entries for the current set of SPC Results. In addition, the following information is available to aid in comparing SPC Results as well understanding status levels and categorization applicable for each SPC result:


SPC Benchmark 1 (SPC-1)
SPC-1 consists of a single workload designed to demonstrate the performance of a storage subsystem while performing the typical functions of business critical applications. Those applications are characterized by predominately random I/O operations and require both queries as well as update operations. Examples of those types of applications include OLTP, database operations, and mail server implementations.


SPC Benchmark 2 (SPC-2)
SPC-2 consists of three distinct workloads designed to demonstrate the performance of a storage subsystem during the execution of business critical applications that require the large-scale, sequential movement of data. Those applications are characterized predominately by large I/Os organized into one or more concurrent sequential patterns. A description of each of the three SPC-2 workloads is listed below as well as examples of applications characterized by each workload.

  • Large File Processing: Applications in a wide range of fields, which require simple sequential process of one or more large files such as scientific computing and large-scale financial processing.
  • Large Database Queries: Applications that involve scans or joins of large relational tables, such as those performed for data mining or business intelligence.
  • Video on Demand: Applications that provide individualized video entertainment to a community of subscribers by drawing from a digital film library.


SPC-1 Benchmark Results

(updated: 15 October 2008)

Each company logo is a link to the company's SPC-1 benchmark results












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new SPC-1 Result)


























Test Sponsor SPC-1 Submission Identifier -
Tested Storage Product (TSP)
SPC-1
Version
Peer Review Status
Active/Inactive/Withdrawn Status
TSP Category
Documentation, Submission Date, and Revision Status

3PAR Inc.

A00069
3PAR InServ® T800 Storage Server

V1.10.1
Submitted for Review
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 2 September 2008

No Revisions

3PAR Inc.
A00027
3PAR InServ™ S800 X-Series
(8-node) Storage Server

V1.8
Accepted: 7 May 2004
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 8 March 2004

No Revisions

DataCore Software Corporation
A00036 -
DataCore SANmelodyTM Disk Server
(iSCSI-Std. NIC)

V1.8
Accepted: 11 January 2005
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP does not include all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 12 November 2004

No Revisions

DataCore Software Corporation

A00029 -
DataCore SANmelodyTM Disk Server

V1.8
Accepted: 11 June 2004
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP does not include all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 12 April 2004

No Revisions

DataCore Software Corporation

A00015 -
DataCore SANsymphonyTM Network Edition

V1.7
Accepted: 28 January 2004
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP does not include all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 8 August 2003

No Revisions

Dell Computer Corporation

A00004 -
PERC3/QC SCSI RAID Controller

V1.4
Accepted: 18 August 2002
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP does not include all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 19 June 2002

No Revisions

Fujitsu Limited
A00071
Fujitsu Storage Systems
ETERNUS2000 Model 200


V1.10.1
Submitted for Review
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 13 October 2008

No Revisions

Fujitsu Limited
A00053
Fujitsu Storage Systems
ETERNUS8000 Model 1100


v1.10.1
Accepted: 19 October 2007
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 20 August 2007

No Revisions

Fujitsu Limited
A00047 -
Fujitsu Storage Systems
ETERNUS4000 Model 500

V1.10
Accepted: 24 October 2006
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 25 August 2006

No Revisions

Fujitsu Limited
A00045 -
Fujitsu Storage Systems
ETERNUS6000 Model 1100

V1.10
Accepted: 28 April 2006
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 27 February 2006

No Revisions

Fujitsu Limited
A00035 -
Fujitsu Storage Systems
ETERNUS6000 Model 1100

V1.8
Accepted: 19 December 2004
Inactive SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 20 October 2004

No Revisions

Fujitsu Limited
A00032 -
Fujitsu Storage Systems
ETERNUS3000 Model 700

V1.7
Accepted: 29 August 2004
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 30 June 2004

Revised:
9 July 2004

Fujitsu Limited
A00031 -
Fujitsu Storage Systems
ETERNUS3000 Model 100

V1.8
Accepted: 21 August 2004
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 22 June 2004

Revised:
9 July 2004

Fujitsu Limited
A00026 -
Fujitsu Storage Systems
ETERNUS6000 Model 800

V1.8
Accepted: 5 May 2004
Inactive SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 4 March 2004

Revised:
9 July 2004

Fujitsu Limited
A00016 -
Fujitsu Storage Systems
ETERNUS3000 Model 600M

V1.7
Accepted: 11 October 2003
Inactive SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 11 August 2003

Revised:
9 August 2004

Fujitsu Limited
A00014 -
Fujitsu Storage Systems
ETERNUS3000 Model 600

V1.7
Accepted: 11 October 2003
Inactive SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 14 July 2003

Revised:
9 August 2004

Fujitsu Limited
A00010 -
Fujitsu Storage Systems
ETERNUS3000 Model 400

V1.6
Accepted: 14 April 2003
Inactive SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 13 February 2003

Revised:
4 March 2004

Hewlett-Packard Company
A00056
HP StorageWorks
XP24000 Disk Array


v1.10.1
Accepted: 30 November 2007
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 1 October 2007

No Revisions

Hewlett-Packard Company
A00007 -
hp StorageWorks
Enterprise Virtual Array Model 2C12D
(mirrored write cache)


V1.6

Accepted:
4 February 2003
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage

Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 13 February 2003


No Revisions

Hewlett-Packard Company
A00005 -
hp StorageWorks
Enterprise Virtual Array Model 2C12D
(non-mirrored write cache)


V1.5

Accepted: 1 December 2002
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage

Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 2 October 2002


Revised:
6 December 2005

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation

A00054
Hitachi Universal Storage PlatformTM V

V1.10.1
Accepted: 30 November 2007
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 1 October 2007

No Revisions

IBM Corporation
A00072
IBM System Storage
SAN Volume Controller Version 4.3


V1.10.1
Submitted for Review
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP does not include all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 15 October 2008

No Revisions

IBM Corporation

A00070
IBM System Storage DS5300


V1.10.1
Submitted for Review
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 25 September 2008

No Revisions

IBM Corporation

A00061
IBM System Storage DS3400

V1.10.1
Submitted for Review
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 27 February 2008

Revised:
4 March 2008

IBM Corporation
A00052
IBM System Storage
SAN Volume Controller 4.2


V1.10.1
Accepted: 10 September 2007
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP does not include all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 12 July 2007

No Revisions

IBM Corporation
A00050
IBM System Storage
DS4800 Disk Storage Array


V1.10.1
Accepted: 9 June 2007
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 10 April 2007

Revised:
27 June 2007

IBM Corporation
A00049
IBM System Storage
DS8300 Turbo

V1.10.1
Accepted: 3 February 2007
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 5 December 2006

No Revisions

IBM Corporation
A00046 -
IBM System Storage
DS4700 Express Model

V1.10
Accepted: 20 October 2006
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 21 August 2006

Revised:
27 June 2007

IBM Corporation
A00044 -
IBM TotalStorage®
DS8300 (Release 6.1.600)

V1.9
Accepted: 26 December 2005
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 27 October 2005

No Revisions

IBM Corporation
A00043 -
IBM TotalStorage®
SAN Volume Controller 3.1

V1.9
Accepted: 24 December 2005
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP does not include all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 25 October 2005

Revised:
27 October 2005

IBM Corporation
A00042 -
IBM TotalStorage®
DS4800

V1.9
Accepted: 8 July 2005
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 9 May 2005

No Revisions

IBM Corporation
A00037 -
IBM TotalStorage®
SAN Volume Controller 1.2.1

V1.8
Accepted: 1 February 2005
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP does not include all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 3 December 2004

No Revisions

IBM Corporation
A00030 -
IBM TotalStorage®
SAN Volume Controller 1.1.1

V1.8
Accepted: 7 August 2004
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP does not include all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 8 June 2004

No Revisions

IBM Corporation
A00020 -
IBM TotalStorage® DS4500
(non-mirrored write cache)

V1.7
Accepted: 25 October 2003
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 26 August 2003

No Revisions

IBM Corporation
A00019 -
IBM TotalStorage® DS4500
(mirrored write cache)

V1.7
Accepted: 25 October 2003
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 26 August 2003

No Revisions

IBM Corporation
A00018 -
IBM TotalStorage® DS4300
with Turbo option (non-mirrored write cache)

V1.7
Accepted: 25 October 2003
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 26 August 2003

Revised:
15 April 2004

IBM Corporation
A00017 -
IBM TotalStorage® DS4300
with Turbo option (mirrored write cache)

V1.7
Accepted: 25 October 2003
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 26 August 2003

Revised:
15 April 2004

IBM Corporation
A00008 -
IBM TotalStorage®
Enterprise Storage Server Model 800

V1.6
Accepted: 5 February 2003
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 7 December 2002

No Revisions

IBM Corporation

A00001 -
IBM Enterprise Storage Server F20

V1.4
Accepted: 19 July 2002
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 20 May 2002

Revised:
ASU Capacity

LSI Logic Corporation
Engenio Storage Group

A00002 -
LSI E4600 Fibre Channel Storage System

V1.4
Accepted: 19 July 2002
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 20 May 2002

No Revisions

NetApp, Inc.

A00066
NetApp FAS3170

V1.10.1
Submitted for Review
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 10 June 2008

No Revisions

NetApp, Inc.
A00062
NetApp FAS3040
(48-hour Sustainability Test)

V1.10.1
Submitted for Review
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 18 March 2008

No Revisions

NetApp, Inc.

A00057
NetApp FAS3040

V1.10.1
Accepted: 29 March 2008
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 29 January 2008

Revised:
31 January 2008

NetApp, Inc.
A00058
NetApp FAS3040
(SnapshotTM enabled)

V1.10.1
Accepted: 29 March 2008
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 29 January 2008

Revised:
31 January 2008

NetApp, Inc.

A00059
EMC CLARiiON CX3 Model 40

V1.10.1
Accepted: 29 March 2008
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 29 January 2008

Revised:
31 January 2008

NetApp, Inc.
A00060
EMC CLARiiON CX3 Model 40
(SnapViewTM enabled)

V1.10.1
Accepted: 29 March 2008
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 29 January 2008

Revised:
31 January 2008

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

A00068
Sun Storage J4400 Array

V1.10.1
Submitted for Review
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 7 July 2008

No Revisions

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

A00067
Sun Storage J4200 Array

V1.10.1
Submitted for Review
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 7 July 2008

No Revisions

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

A00055
Sun StorageTek® 9990V System

V1.10.1
Accepted: 30 November 2007
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 1 October 2007

No Revisions

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

A00051
Sun StorageTek® 6540 Array

V1.10.1
Accepted: 14 August 2007
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 15 June 2007

No Revisions

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

A00048 -
Sun StorageTek® 6140 Array

V1.10.1
Accepted: 15 December 2006
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 16 October 2006

Revised:
19 February 2007

Sun Microsystems, Inc.
A00041 -
Sun StorageTek® FlexLineTM
FLX380 Storage System


V1.9
Accepted: 9 July 2005
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 10 May 2005

Revised:
3 June 2005

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

A00040 -
Sun StorEdgeTM 6130 Array

V1.9
Accepted: 28 June 2005
Inactive SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 29 April 2005

Revised:
10 May 2005

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

A00039 -
Sun StorEdgeTM 6920

V1.8
Accepted: 2 April 2005
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 1 February 2005

No Revisions

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

A00038 -
Sun StorEdgeTM 3510

V1.8
Accepted: 2 April 2005
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 1 February 2005

Revised:
7 February 2006

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

A00034 -
Sun StorEdgeTM 6920 (8 tray)

V1.8
Accepted: 19 November 2004
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 20 September 2004

No Revisions

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

A00033 -
Sun StorEdgeTM 6920 (20 tray)

V1.8
Accepted: 15 October 2004
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 16 August 2004

No Revisions

Sun Microsystems, Inc.
A00025 -
Sun StorageTek® D280 Disk System
(mirrored write cache)

V1.8
Accepted: 17 April 2004
Inactive SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 17 February 2004

No Revisions

Sun Microsystems, Inc.
A00024 -
Sun StorageTek® D280 Disk System
(non-mirrored write cache)

V1.8
Accepted: 17 April 2004
Inactive SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 17 February 2004

No Revisions

Sun Microsystems, Inc.
A00023 -
Sun StorageTek® D240 Disk System
(mirrored write cache)

V1.8
Accepted: 17 April 2004
Inactive SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 17 February 2004

No Revisions

Sun Microsystems, Inc.
A00022 -
Sun StorageTek® D240 Disk System
(non-mirrored write cache)

V1.8
Accepted: 17 April 2004
Inactive SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 17 February 2004

No Revisions

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

A00013
Sun StorEdge™ 6320 (22 tray)

V1.6
Accepted: 3 August 2003
Inactive SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 4 June 2003

No Revisions

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

A00011
Sun StorEdge™ 6320 (12 tray)

V1.6
Accepted: 5 June 2003
Inactive SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 7 April 2003

No Revisions

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

A00003
Sun StorEdge™ 9910

V1.4
Accepted: 19 July 2002
Inactive SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 20 May 2002
Revised:
Pricing and
ASU Capacity

Texas Memory Systems, Inc.

A00063
Texas Memory Systems RamSan-400

V1.10.1
Accepted: 28 March 2008
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 28 January 2008

No Revisions

Texas Memory Systems, Inc.

A00028
Texas Memory Systems RamSan-320

V1.8
Accepted: 4 June 2004
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 5 April 2004

No Revisions

Xiotech Corporation
A00065
Xiotech Emprise™ 5000
(73 GB disk drives)

V1.10.1
Submitted for Review
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 8 April 2008

No Revisions

Xiotech Corporation
A00064
Xiotech Emprise™ 5000
(146 GB disk drives)

V1.10.1
Submitted for Review
Active SPC-1 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 8 April 2008

No Revisions


SPC-2 Benchmark Results

(updated: 25 September 2008)

Each company logo is a link to the company's SPC-2 benchmark results








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Test Sponsor SPC-2 Submission Identifier -
Tested Storage Product (TSP)
SPC-2
Version
Peer Review Status
Active/Inactive/Withdrawn Status
TSP Category
Documentation, Submission Date, and Revision Status

Fujitsu Limited
B00019
Fujitsu Storage Systems
ETERNUS8000 Model 1100


V1.2.1
Accepted: 7 May 2007
Active SPC-2 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 8 March 2007

No Revisions

Fujitsu Limited
B00013 -
Fujitsu Storage Systems
ETERNUS4000 Model 500


V1.2.1
Accepted: 1 January 2007
Active SPC-2 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 2 November 2006

No Revisions

Fujitsu Limited
B00003 -
Fujitsu Storage Systems
ETERNUS6000 Model 900


V1.0
Accepted: 17 March 2006
Active SPC-2 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 16 January 2006

No Revisions

Hewlett-Packard Company
B00035
HP StorageWorks
XP24000 Disk Array


V1.2.1
Submitted for Review
Active SPC-2 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 8 September 2008

No Revisions

Hewlett-Packard Company
B00020
HP StorageWorks 1000
Modular Smart Array

V1.2.1
Accepted: 8 May 2007
Active SPC-2 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 9 March 2007

No Revisions

Hewlett-Packard Company
B00004
HP StorageWorks 8000
Enterprise Virtual Array

V1.0
Accepted: 17 March 2006
Active SPC-2 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 16 January 2006

No Revisions

Hitachi Data Systems

B00036
Hitachi Universal Storage Platform V


V1.2.1
Submitted for Review
Active SPC-2 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 8 September 2008

No Revisions

IBM Corporation

B00038
IBM System Storage DS5300
(RAID-6)

V1.2.1
Submitted for Review
Active SPC-2 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 25 September 2008

No Revisions

IBM Corporation

B00037
IBM System Storage DS5300
(RAID-5)

V1.2.1
Submitted for Review
Active SPC-2 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 25 September 2008

No Revisions

IBM Corporation
B00029
IBM System Storage
DS4700 Express Model 70 (RAID-6)


V1.2.1
Submitted for Review
Active SPC-2 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 1 April 2008

No Revisions

IBM Corporation
B00028
IBM System Storage
DS4700 Express Model 70
(RAID-5)

V1.2.1
Submitted for Review
Active SPC-2 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 1 April 2008

No Revisions

IBM Corporation

B00027
IBM System Storage DS3400

V1.2.1
Submitted for Review
Active SPC-2 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 27 February 2008

Revised:
4 March 2008

IBM Corporation
B00024
IBM System Storage
SAN Volume Controller 4.2


v1.2.1
Accepted: 10 September 2007
Active SPC-2 Result
TSP does not include all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 12 July 2007

No Revisions

IBM Corporation
B00023
IBM System Storage
DS4800 Disk Storage System


v1.2.1
Accepted: 9 June 2007
Active SPC-2 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 10 April 2007

Revised:
27 June 2007

IBM Corporation
B00018
IBM System Storage
DS4700 Express Model 70

(73.4 GB disk drives)

V1.2.1
Accepted: 5 May 2007
Active SPC-2 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 6 March 2007

Revised:
27 June 2007

IBM Corporation
B00012
IBM System Storage
DS4700 Express Model 70

(146.8 GB disk drives)

V1.2.1
Accepted: 26 December 2006
Active SPC-2 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 27 October 2006

No Revisions

IBM Corporation
B00011 -
IBM System Storage
SAN Volume Controller 4.1

V1.2
Accepted: 11 November 2006
Active SPC-2 Result
TSP does not include all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 12 September 2006

No Revisions

IBM Corporation

B00006 -
IBM TotalStorage® DS8300

V1.0
Accepted: 17 March 2006
Active SPC-2 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 16 January 2006

No Revisions

IBM Corporation
B00001 -
IBM TotalStorage®
SAN Volume Controller 3.1

V1.0
Accepted: 17 March 2006
Active SPC-2 Result
TSP does not include all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 16 January 2006

No Revisions

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

B00034
Sun Storage J4400 Array

V1.2.1
Submitted for Review
Active SPC-2 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 15 August 2008

No Revisions

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

B00033
Sun Storage J4200 Array

V1.2.1
Submitted for Review
Active SPC-2 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 10 July 2008

No Revisions

Sun Microsystems, Inc.
B00030
Sun StorageTek®
2510 Array
(iSCSI)

v1.2.1
Submitted for Review
Active SPC-2 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 16 May 2008

No Revisions

Sun Microsystems, Inc.
B00026
Sun StorageTek®
2530 Array
(RAID-5)

v1.2.1
Accepted: 15 October 2007
Active SPC-2 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 16 August 2007

Revised:
11 April 2008

Sun Microsystems, Inc.
B00025
Sun StorageTek®
2530 Array
(Mirroring)

v1.2.1
Accepted: 15 October 2007
Active SPC-2 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 16 August 2007

Revised:
11 April 2008

Sun Microsystems, Inc.
B00022
Sun StorageTek®
2540 Array
(Mirroring)

V1.2.1
Accepted: 9 June 2007
Active SPC-2 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 10 April 2007

Revised:
14 April 2008

Sun Microsystems, Inc.
B00021
Sun StorageTek®
2540 Array
(RAID-5)

V1.2.1
Accepted: 9 June 2007
Active SPC-2 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 10 April 2007

Revised:
14 April 2008

Sun Microsystems, Inc.
B00017
Sun StorageTek®
6140 Array (RAID-5)

v1.2.1
Accepted: 14 April 2007
Active SPC-2 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 13 February 2007

No Revisions

Sun Microsystems, Inc.
B00016
Sun StorageTek®
6140 Array (Mirroring)


V1.2.1
Accepted: 14 April 2007
Active SPC-2 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 13 February 2007

No Revisions

Sun Microsystems, Inc.
B00015
Sun StorageTek®
6540 Array (RAID-5)


V1.2.1
Accepted: 19 March 2007
Active SPC-2 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 18 January 2007

Revised:
19 February 2007

Sun Microsystems, Inc.
B00014
Sun StorageTek®
6540 Array (Mirroring)

V1.2.1
Accepted: 19 March 2007
Active SPC-2 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 18 January 2007

Revised:
19 February 2007

Sun Microsystems, Inc.
B00010 -
Sun StorageTek®
6140 Array (RAID-5)


V1.2
Accepted: 28 October 2006
Withdrawn 1 SPC-2 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 29 August 2006

No Revisions

Sun Microsystems, Inc.
B00009 -
Sun StorageTek®
9985 System

V1.2
Accepted: 22 October 2006
Active SPC-2 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 23 August 2006

Revised:
29 August 2006

Sun Microsystems, Inc.
B00008 -
Sun StorageTek®
6140 Array (Mirroring)


V1.2
Accepted: 9 October 2006
Withdrawn 1 SPC-2 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 10 August 2006

Revised:
30 August 2006

Sun Microsystems, Inc.
B00007 -
Sun StorageTek®
3320 SCSI Array

V1.1
Accepted: 6 October 2006
Active SPC-2 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 7 August 2006

No Revisions

Sun Microsystems, Inc.
B00005 -
Sun StorEdgeTM
3510 FC Array

V1.0
Accepted: 17 March 2006
Active SPC-2 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 16 January 2006

Revised:
7 February 2006

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

B00002 -
Sun StorEdgeTM 6130 Array

V1.0
Accepted: 17 March 2006
Inactive SPC-2 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 16 January 2006

No Revisions

Xiotech Corporation

B00032
Xiotech EmpriseTM 5000
(73 GB disk drives)

V1.2.1
Submitted for Review
Active SPC-2 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 8 April 2008

No Revisions

Xiotech Corporation
B00031
Xiotech EmpriseTM 5000
(146 GB disk drives)

V1.2.1
Submitted for Review
Active SPC-2 Result
TSP includes all storage
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 8 April 2008

No Revisions


Comparing SPC Results

When comparing SPC Results, the difference between the Tested Storage Configuration and the Tested Storage Product of each SPC Result must be considered.

Tested Storage Configuration (TSC)
The TSC consists of all storage hardware and software used to produce an SPC Result. Included in the TSC are all storage devices, controllers/adapters, enclosures, storage software, etc. The TSC represents a complete storage solution.

Tested Storage Product (TSP)
The TSP is a distinct, customer orderable storage product, which is the focal point of an SPC Result. Each SPC Result is labeled with the formal name of the TSP. The TSP may essentially be identical to the Tested Storage Configuration. The TSP in those cases would typically include all of the storage hardware and software as a single customer orderable storage product. In other cases, the TSP may be a component of the Tested Storage Configuration such as a storage software product. In such cases, the Tested Storage Configuration consists of multiple, distinct customer orderable products including the TSP.

Accurate SPC Result Comparison
Comparison between SPC Results that only considers the Tested Storage Product may, in some cases, compare a total storage solution against a single component of a storage solution, which would be an inaccurate comparison. Accurate comparison of SPC Results compares the Tested Storage Configuration rather than the Tested Storage Product of each result, ensuring comparison between the total storage solution required to achieve each SPC Result.


SPC Peer Review Status

An SPC benchmark measurement becomes a new SPC benchmark result upon successful completion of the required SPC Audit and SPC submission process. The new SPC result is initially given a Submitted for Review status for a minimum of 60 days during which the SPC Peer Review occurs. The SPC Peer Review allows SPC members an opportunity to review the details of the SPC benchmark result and raise any compliance issues resulting from that review. If there are no compliance issues raised at the end of the SPC Peer Review, the status of the SPC benchmark result will transition to an Accepted status. If compliance issues are raised during the SPC Peer Review and the SPC benchmark result is found to be compliant with the appropriate SPC specification, the status of the SPC benchmark result will transition to an Accepted status. If the SPC benchmark result is found to be non-compliant during the SPC Peer Review, the SPC benchmark will either be withdrawn or revised to become compliant and then will transition to an Accepted status.


Active/Inactive Status

A new SPC benchmark result is automatically designated as Active. An existing SPC benchmark result may be designated as Inactive by the Test Sponsor. An Active SPC benchmark result typically becomes Inactive when the Test Sponsor no longer supports all components that were priced in the SPC benchmark result, but those components are available and supported via third-party suppliers. A Test Sponsor may also designate an existing SPC benchmark result as Inactive in cases where the SPC benchmark result references a product that has been superceded by a more recent model/version, but the original product is still available and/or supported by the Test Sponsor. Inactive SPC results remain on the SPC Benchmark Results website pages and may continue to be publicly referenced.


Revision Status

A Test Sponsor may voluntarily submit a revised Full Disclosure Report (FDR) to update pricing, component availability, or any other allowable change to an existing SPC benchmark result. A Test Sponsor may also be required to submit a revised FDR to address confirmed compliance issues that were identified during the SPC Peer Review of an existing SPC benchmark result. All revisions will be listed in the Key Dates and Revision Information section of the FDR and Executive Summary.


Tested Storage Product (TSP) Categories

The TSP is a distinct, customer orderable product, which is the focal point of an SPC benchmark result. Each SPC benchmark result is labeled with the formal name of the TSP.

If all of the storage devices, priced in an SPC benchmark result, are included as components of TSP, the SPC benchmark result will be categorized as "TSP includes all storage". Inclusion of all storage devices must be via one or more selectable options when ordering the TSP.

If the TSP does not offer any selectable options to include all storage devices priced in a SPC benchmark result, the SPC benchmark result will be categorized as "TSP does not include all storage". In such cases, the storage devices are not considered to be part of the TSP and are ordered separately to complete the priced configuration.

SPC benchmark results in the first category typically feature a TSP that is primarily a hardware storage product, which includes all configured storage devices. The second category of SPC benchmark results typically features a TSP that is primarily a software storage product and requires the configured storage devices to be ordered separately from the TSP.


Withdrawn Status

An SPC benchmark result may be withdrawn voluntarily by the Test Sponsor or as directed by the SPC. Each withdrawn SPC benchmark will be placed in one of the following three categories:

  • Withdrawn 1: The SPC benchmark result was voluntarily withdrawn by the Test Sponsor without any compliance issues raised concerning the SPC benchmark result. This action is typically taken when an existing SPC benchmark result references a product that is no longer supported or has been superceded by a more recent model/version.

  • Withdrawn 2: The SPC benchmark result was withdrawn by the Test Sponsor after one or more compliance issues were raised during the SPC Peer Review. The SPC benchmark result was withdrawn prior to resolution of the compliance issue(s).

  • Withdrawn 3: The SPC benchmark result was withdrawn by the SPC after being ruled non-compliant with the appropriate SPC specification.

A withdrawn SPC benchmark result will remain on the SPC Benchmark Results website pages for 120 days from the date of withdrawal and may be publicly referenced during that period as a withdrawn SPC benchmark result. At the end of the 120-day period, the withdrawn SPC benchmark result will be removed from the SPC Benchmark Results website pages and is no longer considered a SPC benchmark result and should not be referenced as such.