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EMC has blown another file-serving benchmark away with a result more than four times faster than the previous best.

A pretty much all-flash VG8 (VNX gateway)/VNX 5700 array scored 661,951 operations per second on the SPECsfs2008 CIFS benchmark. The overall response time was 2.1msecs.

SPECsfs2008 CIFS benchmark chart

SECsfs2008 CIFS benchmark results

The tested system had 560 x 200GB flash drives and 21 x 300GB, 15,000rpm SAS disk drives for a total of 101.2TB and eight file systems. The total exported capacity was 77.455TB. The VNX5700 had five X-blades, one of which was a stand-by blade.

The previous best result was also held by EMC, with a Celerra VG8 Server Failover Cluster using 2 Data Movers (1 standby) and a Symmetrix VMAX array. This set-up achieved 142,979 ops/sec and a 1.92msec overall response time.

The best non-EMC result was achieved by a NetApp FAS3210 with 64,292 ops/sec and a 1.50 response time.

EMC trounced its competitors on the SPECsfs2008 NFS benchmark recently. Once more an almost all-flash system has shown the door to disk-based competitors on a SPEC benchmark. ®

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