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"Top Ten" SPC-1 Version 3 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 Version 3 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

#9, #10

#5



#1, #2, #4, #6

#3

#8


(New SPC-1 Result)

#7

(updated:  5 November 2017)

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,  4,500,392
Huawei Technologies, Co., Ltd.

 A31007
Huawei FusionStorage™

 v3.4

Accepted: 7 August 2017
SSD storage devices

Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Supporting Files
Submitted:  8 June 2017


No Revisions

#2,  2,340,241
Huawei Technologies, Co., Ltd.

 A31003
Huawei OceanStor 18500 V3

 v3.2

Accepted: 24 February 2017
SSD storage devices

Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Supporting Files
Submitted:  27 December 2016


No Revisions

#3,  1,500,187
IBM Corporation

 A31002
IBM DS8888

 v3.2

Accepted: 29 January 2017
SSD storage devices

Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Supporting Files
Submitted: 1 November 2016


No Revisions

#4,  1,000,560
Huawei Technologies, Co., Ltd.

 A31006
Huawei OceanStor™ Dorado6000 V3

 v3.4

Accepted: 4 August 2017
SSD storage devices

Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Supporting Files
Submitted:  5 June 2017


Revised:
 6 June 2017

#5,   801,083
FusionStack

 

A31008
FusionStor SF6000

 


v3.4
Submitted for Review: 5 September 2017
SSD Storage Devices
Active SPC-1 Version 3 Result

Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Supporting Information
Submitted:  5 September 2017


No Revisions
 

#6,  800,022
Huawei Technologies, Co., Ltd.

 A31004
Huawei OceanStor 6800 V3

 v3.2

Accepted: 26 March 2017
SSD storage devices

Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Supporting Files
Submitted:  25 January 2017


No Revisions
#7,  500,022
NetApp, Inc.

A31009
NetApp EF570 All-Flash Array

v3.5
Submitted for Review: 18 September 2017
SSD Storage Devices
Active SPC-1 Version 3 Result

Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Supporting Information
Submitted:  18 September 2017


No revisions

#8,  430,020
MacroSan Technologies Co. Ltd.

 A31005
MacroSAN MS3000G2

 v3.4

Accepted: 14 July 2017
SSD storage devices

Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Supporting Files
Submitted: 15 May 2017

Revised:
17 May 2017

#9,  360,070
Fujitsu Limited

 A32003
Eternus AF250 S2

 v3.5

Submitted for Review: 5 November 2017
SSD storage devices

Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Supporting Files
Submitted: 5 November 2017


No Revisions

#10,  300,056
Fujitsu Limited

 A32001
Eternus DX200 S4

 v3.4

Accepted: 14 July 2017
SSD storage devices

Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Supporting Files
Submitted: 1 June 2017


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
#3

#1, #4

#6, #7, #8
#9, #10

#5

#2

(updated:  18 September 2017)

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 Status

#1,  $0.10
Fujitsu Limited

 A32003
Eternus AF250 S2

 v3.5

Submitted for Review: 5 November 2017
SSD storage devices

Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Supporting Files
Submitted: 5 November 2017


No Revisions

#2,  $0.13
NetApp, Inc.

A31009
NetApp EF570 All-Flash Array

v3.5
Submitted for Review: 18 September 2017
SSD Storage Devices
Active SPC-1 Version 3 Result

Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Supporting Information
Submitted:  18 September 2017


No revisions

#3,  $0.14
Lenovo

 A32002
Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200

 v3.4

Submitted for Review: 19 July 2017
SSD storage devices

Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Supporting Information
Submitted:  19 July 2017


Revised:
29 August 2017

#4,  $0.22
Fujitsu Limited

 A32001
Eternus DX200 S4

 v3.4

Accepted: 14 July 2017
SSD storage devices

Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Supporting Files
Submitted: 15 May 2017


No Revisions

#5,  $0.33
MacroSan Technologies Co. Ltd.

 A31005
MacroSAN MS3000G2

 v3.4

Accepted: 14 July 2017
SSD storage devices

Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Supporting Files
Submitted: 1 June 2017


Revised:
17 May 2017

#6,  $0.34
Huawei Technologies, Co., Ltd.

 

 A31007
Huawei FusionStorage™

 v3.4

Accepted: 7 August 2017
SSD storage devices

Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Supporting Files
Submitted:  8 June 2017


No Revisions

#6,  $0.34
Huawei Technologies, Co., Ltd.

 

 A31004
Huawei OceanStor 6800 V3

 v3.2

Accepted: 26 March 2017
SSD storage devices

Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Supporting Files
Submitted:  25 January 2017


No Revisions
#7,  $0.46
Huawei Technologies, Co., Ltd.

 

 A31006
Huawei OceanStor™ Dorado6000 V3

 v3.2

Accepted: 4 August 2017
SSD storage devices

Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Supporting Files
Submitted:  5 June 2017


Revised:
6 June 2017
#8,  $0.55
Huawei Technologies, Co., Ltd.

 

 A31003
Huawei OceanStor 18500 V3

 v3.2

Accepted: 24 February 2017
SSD storage devices

Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Supporting Files
Submitted:  27 December 2016


No Revisions

#9,  $1.32
IBM Corporation

A31002
IBM DS8888

v3.2

Accepted: 29 January 2017
SSD Storage Devices
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Supporting Files
Submitted: 1 November 2016

No Revisions

#10,  $4.94
IBM Corporation

A31001
IBM Power 5030

v3.2

Accepted: 12 September 2016
HDD Storage Devices
Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Supporting Files
Submitted: 14 July 2016

Revised:
2 November 2016

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 theTested 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.