back to article It's wall-to-wall Huawei: Chinese behemoth hogs five of six top spots in SPC-1 array benchmark

Chinese array and IT systems supplier Huawei has set a new SPC-1 performance record, snagging it five out of the top six results. Using its OceanStor Dorado18000 V3 array, Huawei scored 7,000,565 SPC-1 IOPS with a price/performance rating of $376.96 per thousand IOPS. The next three results are all Huawei too; 6,000,572 IOPS …

  1. Tomato42 Silver badge


    that's getting used to wipe the floor with if I ever saw one

    it's really surprising that other vendors completely surrendered

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Wow

      Maybe they have better things to do then pointless benchmarks. It's the storage equivalent of Nurburgring lap times except several orders of magnitude more boring.

  2. J. R. Hartley Silver badge


    Never forget :'(

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Raid-10 vs Raid-6

    Well, Huawei’s is a Raid-10 config with 16 controllers, whereas NetApp’s 2.4M iops is Raid-6 on 6 controllers.

    Raid-10 is simple to do, fast and wasteful on space, so basically it’s only used for benchmarks and niche applications. Raid-6 is the real deal.

  4. Lorribot

    EMC have not come up with a proper new product for ages (VNX is just a rebadge Clariion) and still rely on decades old designs that have been patched and bent to fit with market expectations but are hobbled shams, with artifical limitations that that allow them upsell you, they have even killed of the good stuff they bought from elsewhere.

    NetApp are not much better, though they at least admit they are a software company that does hardware.

    HP are the same as EMC except they killed theyhardware and sell the bought in stuff.

    The rest are just pitching to HCI market where the big money is.

  5. Sanctimonious Prick

    And Nothing About...

    Surprised not to see any comments about the NSA and ASiO.

    It's good to see the one getting a bad rap really just giving the middle finger back at 'em.

  6. PaulHavs

    Not really relevant any more

    I think the simple facts are around the relevancy of SPC-1 in an all flash era.

    Every all flash array has more iops than what is needed and what the app workloads can drive..

    The common bottlenecks are now outside the storage ... at long last

    They are now in the apps and the humans! it doesn't have the relevancy compared to the HDD era...

    RIP HDD ... we loved you once!

  7. Bronek Kozicki Silver badge

    And so it begins

    American vendors abandoning the field for other nations to take over. Next in line: SoftBank with ARM server chips. Not this year, not next ... but it will happen if Americans do not change their attitude.

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