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Sponsor:   Broadcom Inc.     View all reports from this sponsor

Title: Emulex® Gen 7 LPe35002 Host Bus Adapter NVMe over Fibre Channel vs. SCSI Performance

Publication date:   01 May 2020
Document number:    220122


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.

Fibre Channel leads the industry as the first transport with complete NVMe over Fabrics ecosystem support. Every major server vendor is shipping NVMe standard and offers Emulex NVMe over Fibre Channel (NVMe/FC) capable Host Bus Adapters (HBAs).

Broadcom commissioned Tolly to benchmark the performance of its Emulex Gen 7 LPe35002 32GFC HBAs running NVMe/FC against the performance of the same adapters running in SCSI mode. The series of tests included database TPC-C-like tests using Microsoft SQL Server 2019 and Oracle Database 19c running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 (RHEL 8). The Emulex LPe35002 HBA running in NVMe/FC mode demonstrated superior performance in both test scenarios.

Number of pages: 5      Publication price: $0.00

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