A system running DataCore SANsymphony-V parallel I/O software on a Lenovo System x3650 M5 multi-core server (pictured) with Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 series processors, 16 SSDs and 8 hard disk drives, and running Microsoft Windows Server has achieved an audited SPC-1 price-performance of US$0.08 per SPC-1 IOPS.
It also recorded the fastest response times ever achieved, according to DataCore officials.
The only other similar system (where the SPC-1 applications and their storage workloads run on the same platform) for which publicly reported results are available is an IBM Power 780 Server rated at US$4.56 per SPC-1 IOPS.
"We'd like to see others, like Nutanix and SimpliVity, publish SPC-1 benchmark numbers to reveal how they fare against our record-breaking SPC-1 price-performance results. Then customers can clearly assess the cost implications of these alternatives," said DataCore CEO George Teixeira.
"There's been much speculation about how these systems perform under I/O-intensive workloads generated by mission-critical enterprise applications. Using the peer-reviewed SPC-1 full disclosure process provides an objective frame of reference for making comparisons prior to any buying decisions."
He added "Lenovo initially approached us to run the demanding SPC-1 enterprise workload benchmark.
"They wanted proof we could fully harness the power of their multi-core servers given the abundance of unsubstantiated performance claims circulating in hyper-converged circles.
"They soon realised with parallel I/O, we had a rocket ship in our hands."
The total cost of the DataCore/Lenovo system benchmarked was US$38,400.29 including three years of support.