By Brian-Oracle on Oct 11, 2016
The Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-2 appliance delivered world record performance on the SPEC SFS2014 Software Build benchmark, beating results published on the IBM Elastic Storage Server GL6.
The Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-2 appliance delivered 240 SPEC SFS2014_swbuild Builds with an overall response time (ORT) of 1.71 msec.
The Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-2 appliance delivered 1.5 times greater business metric (Builds) score than the IBMs Spectrum Scale 4.2 with Elastic Storage Server GL6 on the SPEC SFS2014_swbuild benchmark.
The Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-2 appliance has 1.5 times better Builds Ops/Sec than the IBM Spectrum Scale 4.2 with Elastic Storage Server GL6 on the SPEC SFS2014_swbuild benchmark.
The Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-2 appliance was configured with 136 HDDs and 8 SSDs while the IBM Elastic Storage Server GL6 had 348 HDDs.
The top SPEC SFS2014_swbuild results in decreasing business metric (Builds) order as of October 11, 2016. Complete SPEC SFS2014 benchmark results may be found at www.spec.org/sfs2014/results/sfs2014.html.
|Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-2||240||1.71||116,020|
|IBM Spectrum Scale 4.2 with Elastic Storage Server GL6||160||1.21||80,003|
Builds – SPEC SFS2014_swbuild business metric
ORT – Overall Response Time
Throughput – Builds Ops/Sec
256 GB memory
2 each with 20 x 300 GB 10K RPM SAS-2 drives, 4 x 73 GB SAS-2 flash-enabled write-cache
SPEC SFS2014 is a benchmark suite measuring file server throughput and response time, providing a standardized method for comparing performance across different vendor platforms. SPEC SFS2014 results summarize the server's capabilities with respect to the number of operations that can be handled per second, as well as the overall latency of the operations. The suite is a follow-on to the SPEC SFS2008 benchmark
The software build workload is a classic meta-data intensive build workload. This workload was derived from analysis of software builds and traces collected on systems in the software build arena. Conceptually, these tests are similar to running the software tool make against tens of thousands of files. The file attributes are checked (metadata operations) and if necessary, the file is read, compiled, then data is written back out to storage.
- Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) Home Page
- Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-2
SPEC and SPEC SFS are registered trademarks of Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC). Results as of October 11, 2016, for more information see www.spec.org. Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-2 Appliance, 240 SPEC SFS2014_swbuild Builds with an overall response time of 1.71 msec; IBM Spectrum Scale 4.2 w/Elastic Storage Server GL6, 160 SPEC SFS2014_swbuild Builds with an overall response time of 1.21 msec.