Huawei tops SPC-1 benchmark rankings with OceanStor Dorado 18000 V6

Flash array turned in twice the performance of nearest rival

Sponsored Huawei has topped the Storage Performance Council’s SPC-1 benchmark league table, with its OceanStor Dorado 18000 V6.

The all-flash array delivered over 21 million SPC-1 input/output operations per second on the Storage Performance Council’s (SPC) Benchmark-1 in testing last month.

That performance powered the Huawei array to the top of the SPC-1 league table, with the next nearest performer clocking up 11 million IOPS.

The Storage Performance Council’s benchmarks are regarded as one of the most “active test standards” for enterprise storage devices. The council is backed by key storage vendors, including Dell, HPE, Hitachi Vantara and IBM, and its membership spans companies and academic and research interested in getting a definitive picture of storage systems real world performance. Huawei has been a member of the council for ten years.

The SPC-1 test uses IOPS under random Input/Output (I/O) loads – mainly database-based Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) and email applications – to measure the storage systems’ performance on OLTP workloads.

These workloads demand high IOPS and low latency, to handle complicated requests and large data volumes, reflecting the sort of demands made of storage systems in carriers’ billing systems, Hospital Information Systems (HIS), core banking systems, and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.

Under test, the Huawei OceanStor Dorado 18000 V6 managed 21 million IOPS, even when the system’s data reduction features were enabled, and hit capacity utilization rates of 68.6 per cent.

SPC-1 IOPS response time was rated at 0.367ms, while SPC-1 overall response time was 0.286ms.

The test was the first to include one the SPC’s newly approved benchmark extensions, with the system delivering an SPC-1 Space Effectiveness Ratio (SER) of 1.61.The SER measures the ratio of the total amount of SPC-1 data that the tested storage configuration (TSC) can hold to the total physical capacity of the TSC.

The application storage unit (ASU) capacity of the system under test was measured at 755,914GB. Total physical storage capacity was 1,105,920GB, consisting of 575 1,920GB NVMe SSDs.

Six of the top 10 currently ranked systems from tests dating back to 2017 are Huawei systems.

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