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"Top Ten" SPC-1 Results

SPC-1 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. The SPC-1 Benchmark is 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-1 benchmark result, provided their tested configuration satisfies the requirements of the SPC-1 benchmark specification.

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.

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:

Listed below are two tables that list the "Top Ten" SPC-1 Results by performance (SPC-1 IOPs) and price-performance ($/SPC-1 IOPS).
The "Top Ten" SPC-2 Results are available on a separate page.

Links to the SPC Results pages:

 

SPC-1 Results - "Top Ten" by Performance

Each company logo is a link to the company's highest performance SPC-1 Result


new #1, #5, #6


 

#3

#3



#2, #6, #9

#7
#4


#8


#10

   

(updated:  30 September 2016)

Rank, Performance (SPC-1 IOPS)
Test Sponsor
SPC-1 Submission Identifier -
Tested Storage Product (TSP)
SPC-1,
SPC-1/E
Version
Peer Review Status
Storage Device Category
(all listed Results are Active)
Documentation, Submission Date, and Revision Status

#1,  5,120,098.98
DataCore Software Corporation
A00179
DataCore Parallel Server
(Dual Node, Fibre Channel SAN)

v1.14
 

Accepted: 12 August 2016
HDD and SSD Storage Devices
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:  15 June 2016

Revised:
17 June 2016

#2,  3,010,007.37
Huawei Technologies Co, Ltd.

A00163
Huawei OceanStorTM 18800 V3

v1.14
 

Accepted:
  13 January 2016
SSD Storage Devices
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:  14 November 2015

No Revisions
 

#3,  2,004,941.89

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation
A00153
Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G1000
(with Hitach Accelerated Flash)

v1.14

Accepted:  20 April 2015
SSD storage devices
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:  19 February 2015

No Revisions
#3,  2,004,941.89
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
(based on SPC-1 Result A00153)
perviously released as
Hewlett-Packard Company



A00162
HP XP7 Storage


v1.14


Accepted:
  25 October 2015
SSD storage devices

Executive Summary

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:  26 August 2015


No Revisions

#41,239,898.00
Kaminario, Inc.

A00137
Kaminario K2 (K2F00000700)

v1.14

Accepted:  16 December 2013
SSD storage devices
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 17 October 2013

No Revisions

#5,  1,201,961.83
DataCore Software Corporation
A00178
DataCore SANsymphony 10.0
(Dual Node, HIgh Availability, Hyper-converged)

v1.14


Accepted:  10 August 2016
HDD and SSD Storage Devices

Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:  13 June 2016

No Revisions
 

#61,005,893.43
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

A00140
Huawei OceanStorTM 18800

v1.14

Accepted:
  25 Marych 2014
HDD and SSD storage devices
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 24 January 2014

Revised:
28 January 2014

#7,  780,081.02
IBM Corporation

A00130
IBM Power 780 server (with SSDs)

v1.13

Accepted:
10 June 2013
SSD storage devices
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 11 April 2013

No Revisions

#8685,281.71
NetApp, Inc.

A00154
NetApp® FAS8080 EX (All-Flash FAS)

v1.14

Submitted for Review
SSD storage devices
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:  22 April 2015

No Revisions

#9650,987.88
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

A00149
Huawei OceanStorTM 6800 V3

v1.14
 

Accepted:
  20 January 2015
HDD and SSD storage devices
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:  21 November 2014

No Revisions
 

#10,  605,016.49
NEC Corporation

A00170
NEC Storage M710F

v1.14
 

Accepted:  10 May 2016
SSD Storage Devices
Active SPC-1 Result
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:  11 March 2016

No Revisions
 

 

 

SPC-1 Results - "Top Ten" by Price-Performance

Each company logo is a link to the company's best SPC-1 Result by price-performance
#1, new #2 
#10


 
#3
#5, #7,
#8 and #9

#4
 
#3


#6

#7


 
 

(updated:  30 June 2016)

Rank, Price-Performance ($/SPC-1 IOPS)
Test Sponsor
SPC-1 Submission Identifier -
Tested Storage Product (TSP)
SPC-1,
SPC-1/E
Version
Peer Review Status
Storage Device Category
(all listed Results are Active)
Documentation, Submission Date, and Revision Statu s

#1,  $0.08
DataCore Software Corporation

A00164
DataCore SANsymphony-V 10.0

v1.14

Accepted:  29 January 2016
HDD and SSD Storage Devices
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:  30 November 2015

No Revisions

#2,  $0.10

DataCore Software Corporation
A00178
DataCore SANsymphony 10.0
(Dual Node, HIgh Availability, Hyper-converged)

v1.14

Accepted:  29 January 2016
HDD and SSD Storage Devices
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:  13 June 2016

No Revisions

#2,  $0.10

DataCore Software Corporation
A00179
DataCore Parallel Server
(Dual Node, Fibre Channel SAN)

v1.14

Accepted:  29 January 2016
HDD and SSD Storage Devices
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:  15 June 2016

Revised:
17 June 2016

#3,  $0.23
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

A00168
HPE 3PAR StoreServ 8450 Storage System

v1.14

Accepted:  7 May 2016
SSD Storage Devices
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:  8 March 2016

Revised:
2 June 2016
#3,  $0.23
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
(based on SPC-1 Result A00168)

A00176
HPE 3PAR StoreServ 8440 Storage System

v1.14

Submitted for Review
SSD Storage Devices
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:  27 April 2016

Revised:
2 June 2016

#3,  $0.23

Lenovo Group Ltd.

A00181
Lenovo Storage S2200

v1.14
 

Submitted for Review
SSD Storage Devices
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:  30 June 2016

No Revisions
 

#4, 
$0.24
Infortrend Technology, Inc.

A00158
Infortrend EonStor DS 3024B

v1.14

Accepted:  11 August 2015
SSD Storage Devices
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:  12 June 2015

No Revisions
 

#5,  $0.26
Huawei Technologies Co, Ltd.

A00174
Huawei OceanStorTM 5500 V3

v1.14

Submitted for Review
SSD Storage Devices
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:  26 April 2016

No Revisions

#6,  $0.30

NetApp, Inc.

A00173
NetApp EF560 All-Flash Array

v1.14

Submitted for Review
SSD Storage Devices
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:  18 April 2016

No Revisions

#7
$0.32
X-IO Technologies

A00155
X-IO ISE 820 G3 All Flash Array

v1.14

Accepted:  9 May 2015
SSD storage devices
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:  10 March 2015

No Revisions

#7
$0.32
Huawei Technologies Co, Ltd.

A00177

Huawei OceanStorTM 5800 V3

v1.14

Submitted for Review

SSD Storage Devices
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:  10 May 2016

No Revisions

#8,  $0.33
Huawei Technologies Co, Ltd.

A00171
Huawei OceanStorTM 5300 V3

v1.14

Submitted for Review
SSD Storage Devices
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:  20 March 2016

No Revisions

#9,  $0.35
Huawei Technologies Co, Ltd.

A00175
Huawei OceanStorTM 5600 V3

v1.14

Submitted for Review
SSD Storage Devices
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:  26 April 2016

No Revisions

#10,  $0.37
Dell, Inc.

A00156
Dell Storage SC4020 (6 SSDs)

v1.14

Submitted for Review
SSD Storage Devices
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:  18 March 2015

No Revisions

Active/Inactive SPC Result

A new SPC Result is automatically designated as Active. An existing SPC Result may be designated as Inactive by the Test Sponsor. An Active SPC Result typically becomes Inactive when the Test Sponsor no longer supports all components that were priced in the SPC Result, but those components are available and supported via third-party suppliers. A Test Sponsor may also designate an existing SPC Result as Inactive in cases where the SPC Result references a product that has been superceded by a more recent model/version and may no longer be fully supported by the Test Sponsor.

All "Top Ten" SPC Results are required to be Active.

 

Storage Device Category

SPC Results are categorized, based on the type of storage devices used in the Tested Storage Configuration, as follows:

  • HDD:  All of the storage devices consist of hard disk drives (spinning media).
  • SSD:  All of the storage devices consist of solid state storage devices (SSDs)
  • Hybrid:  Each individual storage device consists of both HDD and SSD storage capacity.
    For example, a TSC configured with both hard disk drives and solid state devices will be listed as HDD+SSD.

 

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. Current SPC Result in Submitted for Review status are listed in boldface type in the above tables. 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.

 

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.