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SPC benchmarks 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 purchases evaluations. SPC benchmarks are designed to be vendor and platform independent. 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. SPC benchmarks are applicable across a broad range of storage configuration and topologies.

There are currently two SPC benchmarks:  SPC Benchmark 1TM (SPC-1TM) and SPC Benchmark 2TM (SPC-2TM). 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 benchmark results. The title listed below for each benchmark overview is also a link to the corresponding table of benchmark results.

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 workload 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: 25 August 2006)

Test Sponsor SPC-1 Submission Identifier -
Tested Storage Configuration
SPC-1
Version
Status Documentation
3PARdata, Inc. A00027 -
3PAR InServ™ S800 X-Series
(8-node) Storage Server
V1.8 Accepted:
7 May 2004

Executive Summary

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
8 March 2004

DataCore Software Corporation A00036 -
DataCore SANmelodyTM Disk Server
(iSCSI-Std. NIC)
V1.8 Accepted: 
11 January 2005

Executive Summary

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
12 November 2004

DataCore Software Corporation A00029 -
DataCore SANmelodyTM Disk Server
V1.8 Accepted:
11 June 2004

Executive Summary

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
12 April 2004

DataCore Software Corporation A00015 -
DataCore SANsymphonyTM Network Edition
V1.7 Accepted:
28 January 2004

Executive Summary

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
8 August 2003

Dell Computer Corporation A00004 -
PERC3/QC SCSI RAID Controller
V1.4 Accepted:
18 August 2002

Executive Summary

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
19 June 2002


Fujitsu Limited
A00047 -
Fujitsu Storage Systems
ETERNUS4000 Model 500

V1.10

Submitted for Review:
 
25 August 2006

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 
25 August 2006


Fujitsu Limited
A00045 -
Fujitsu Storage Systems
ETERNUS6000 Model 1100

V1.10

Accepted:
 
28 April 2006

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 
27 February 2006

Fujitsu Limited A00035 -
Fujitsu Storage Systems
ETERNUS6000 Model 1100
V1.8 Accepted: 
19 December 2004

Executive Summary

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 
20 October 2004

Fujitsu Limited A00032 -
Fujitsu Storage Systems
ETERNUS3000 Model 700
V1.8 Accepted: 
29 August 2004
Revised: 9 July 2004

Executive Summary

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted: 
30 June 2004

Fujitsu Limited A00031 -
Fujitsu Storage Systems
ETERNUS3000 Model 100
V1.8

Accepted:
21 August 2004
Revised: 9 July 2004

Executive Summary

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
22 June 2004

Fujitsu Limited A00026 -
Fujitsu Storage Systems
ETERNUS6000 Model 800
V1.8 Accepted:
5 May 2004
Revised: 9 August 2004

Executive Summary

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
4 March 2004

Fujitsu Limited A00016 -
Fujitsu Storage Systems
ETERNUS3000 Model 600M
V1.7 Accepted:
11 October 2003
Revised: 9 August 2004

Executive Summary

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
11 August 2003

Fujitsu Limited A00014 -
Fujitsu Storage Systems
ETERNUS3000 Model 600
V1.7 Accepted:
11 October 2003
Revised: 9 August 2004

Executive Summary

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
14 July 2003

Fujitsu Limited A00010 -
Fujitsu Storage Systems
ETERNUS3000 Model 400
V1.6 Accepted:
14 April 2003
Revised: 4 March 2004

Executive Summary

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
13 February 2003

Hewlett-Packard Company A00007 -
hp StorageWorks
Enterprise Virtual Array Model 2C12D
(mirrored write cache)
V1.6 Accepted:
4 February 2003

Executive Summary

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
6 December 2002

Hewlett-Packard Company A00005 -
hp StorageWorks Enterprise
Virtual Array Model 2C12D
(non-mirrored write cache)
V1.5 Accepted:
1 December 2002
Revised: 6 December 2002

Executive Summary

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
2 October 2002


IBM Corporation
A00046 -
IBM System Storage
DS4700 Express Model

V1.10

Submitted for Review:
 
21 August 2006

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
21 August 2006

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

V1.9

Accepted:
 
26 December 2005

Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
27 October 2005

IBM Corporation
A00043 -
IBM TotalStorage®
SAN Volume Controller 3.1

V1.9

Accepted:
 
24 December 2005
Revised: 27 October 2005

Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
25 October 2005
IBM Corporation A00042 -
IBM TotalStorage®
DS4800
V1.9 Accepted: 
8 July 2005

Executive Summary

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
9 May 2005

IBM Corporation A00037 -
IBM TotalStorage®
SAN Volume Controller 1.2.1
V1.8 Accepted:
1 February 2005

Executive Summary

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
3 December 2004

IBM Corporation A00030 -
IBM TotalStorage®
SAN Volume Controller 1.1.1
V1.8 Accepted:
7 August 2004

Executive Summary

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
8 June 2004

IBM Corporation A00020 -
IBM TotalStorage® DS4500
(non-mirrored write cache)
V1.7 Accepted:
25 October 2003
Revised: 5 September 2006

Executive Summary

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
26 August 2003

IBM Corporation A00019 -
IBM TotalStorage® DS4500
(mirrored write cache)
V1.7 Accepted:
25 October 2003
Revised: 5 September 2006

Executive Summary

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
26 August 2003

IBM Corporation A00018 -
IBM TotalStorage® DS4300 with Turbo option
(non-mirrored write cache)
V1.7 Accepted:
25 October 2003
Revised: 5 September 2006

Executive Summary

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
26 August 2003

IBM Corporation A00017 -
IBM TotalStorage® DS4300 with Turbo option
(mirrored write cache)
V1.7 Accepted:
25 October 2003
Revised: 5 September 2006

Executive Summary

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
26 August 2003

IBM Corporation A00008 -
IBM TotalStorage®
Enterprise Storage Server Model 800
V1.6 Accepted:
5 February 2003

Executive Summary

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
7 December 2002

IBM Corporation A00001 -
IBM Enterprise Storage Server F20
V1.4 Accepted:
19 July 2002
(revised ASU Capacity)

Executive Summary

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
20 May 2002

LSI Logic Storage Systems, Inc. A00002 -
LSI E4600 Fibre Channel Storage System
V1.4 Accepted:
19 July 2002

Executive Summary

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
20 May 2002


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

V1.9
Accepted: 
9 July 2005
Revised: 5 September 2006

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
10 May 2005
Sun Microsystems, Inc. A00040 -
Sun StorEdgeTM  6130 Array
V1.9 Accepted: 
28 June 2005
Revised: 10 May 2005 

Executive Summary

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
29 April 2005

Sun Microsystems, Inc A00039 -
Sun StorEdgeTM  6920
V1.8 Accepted: 
2 April 2005

Executive Summary

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
1 February 2005

Sun Microsystems, Inc A00038 -
Sun StorEdgeTM 3510
V1.8 Accepted: 
2 April 2005
Revised: 7 February 2006

Executive Summary

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
1 February 2005

Sun Microsystems, Inc. A00034 -
Sun StorEdgeTM  6920 (8 tray)   
V1.8 Accepted: 
19 November 2004

Executive Summary

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
20 September 2004

Sun Microsystems, Inc. A00033 -
Sun StorEdgeTM  6920 (20 tray)  
V1.8 Accepted: 
15 October 2004

Executive Summary

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
16 August 2004


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

V1.8
Accepted:
17 April 2004
Revised: 5 September 2006

Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
17 February 2004


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

V1.8
Accepted:
17 April 2004
Revised: 5 September 2006

Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
17 February 2004

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

V1.8
Accepted:
17 April 2004
Revised: 5 September 2006

Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
17 February 2004

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

V1.8
Accepted:
17 April 2004
Revised: 5 September 2006

Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
17 February 2004
Sun Microsystems, Inc. A00013 -
Sun StorEdge™ 6320 (22 tray)
V1.6 Accepted:
3 August 2003

Executive Summary

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
4 June 2003

Sun Microsystems, Inc. A00011 -
Sun StorEdge™ 6320 (12 tray)
V1.6 Accepted:
5 June 2003

Executive Summary

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
7 April 2003

Sun Microsystems, Inc. A00003 -
Sun StorEdge™ 9910
V1.4 Accepted:
19 July 2002
(revised Pricing &
ASU Capacity)

Executive Summary

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
20 May 2002

Texas Memory Systems, Inc A00028 -
Texas Memory Systems RamSan-320
V1.8

Accepted: 
4 June 2004

  Executive Summary

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
5 April 2004


SPC-2 Benchmark Results

(updated: 29 August 2006)

Test Sponsor SPC-2 Submission Identifier -
Tested Storage Configuration
SPC-2
Version
Status Documentation

Fujitsu Limited
B00003 -
Fujitsu Storage Systems
ETERNUS6000 Model 900

V1.0

Accepted:

17 March 2006

Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
16 January 2006

Hewlett-Packard Company
B00004 -
HP StorageWorks 8000
Enterprise Virtual Array

V1.0

Accepted:
17 March 2006

Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
16 January 2006

IBM Corporation
B00011 -
IBM System Storage
SAN Volume Controller 4.1

V1.2

Submitted for Review:
12 September 2006

Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
12 September 2006


IBM Corporation

B00006 -
IBM TotalStorage® DS8300

V1.0

Accepted:
17 March 2006

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
16 January 2006

IBM Corporation
B00001 -
IBM TotalStorage®
SAN Volume Controller 3.1

V1.0

Accepted:
17 March 2006

Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
16 January 2006

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

V1.2

Submitted for Review:
29 August 2006

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
29 August 2006


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

V1.2
Submitted for Review:
23 August 2006
Revised: 29 August 2006

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
23 August 2006


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

V1.2
Submitted for Review:
10 August 2006
Revised: 30 August 2006

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
10 August 2006


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

V1.1

Submitted for Review:
7 August 2006

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
7 August 2006


Sun Microsystems, Inc
B00005 -
Sun StorEdgeTM
3510
FC Array

V1.0
Accepted:
17 March 2006
Revised: 7 February 2006

Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
16 January 2006


Sun Microsystems, Inc

B00002 -
Sun StorEdgeTM  6130 Array 

V1.0

Accepted:
17 March 2006

Executive Summary
Full Disclosure Report
Submitted:
16 January 2006

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Withdrawn Results:
 Category 1:  Withdrawn by the Test Sponsor without prejudice.
 Category 2:  Withdrawn by the Test Sponsor during Peer Review after being challenged as non-compliant
 Category 3:  Withdrawn by the SPC after being ruled a non-compliant result.

Note:  All revised Full Disclosure Reports (FDRs), submitted for SPC-1 V1.5 and later, will list all revisions in the "Key Dates and Revision Information" table, which is typically found on page 9.

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