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Sponsor:   Broadcom Inc.     View all reports from this sponsor

Title: Emulex® LPe35002 Host Bus Adapter 32G Fibre Channel HBA Performance vs. Marvell QLogic QLE2772

Publication date:   24 April 2020
Document number:    220114


Innovations in server and storage technologies such as all-flash arrays, NVMe, and NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) are delivering record speeds and lower latency to improve application performance. As a result, enterprise datacenters require high performance Gen 7 32G Fibre Channel (32GFC) throughput for server connectivity that also provides extreme reliability and scalability under load. Additionally Gen 7 Fibre Channel maintains backward compatibility with existing Fibre Channel infrastructure to ensure streamlined performance upgrades.

Broadcom commissioned Tolly to benchmark the performance of its Emulex Gen 7 LPe35002 32GFC host bus adapter (HBA) against the performance of Marvell’s QLogic QLE2772 32GFC HBA (branded as “enhanced 32GFC”), running database applications and synthetic benchmarks. Both products are second generation, dual- port, 32GFC HBAs. The series of enterprise datacenter-oriented tests performed included synthetic IO, latency, bandwidth, and database TPC-C-like tests.

The Emulex LPe35002 HBA demonstrated superior performance across all test scenarios including up to 5x higher IOPS, as much as 1/2 the latency, and approximately 20% more transactions per minute (TPM) for Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle Database OLTP workloads.

Number of pages: 7      Publication price: $0.00

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