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NetApp system zips past IBM monolith in all-flash array benchmark scrap


Re: Cheating the numbers?

"I wonder if anyone hasn't "VW-ed" their array"


The SPC benchmarks are massively gamed and always have been.

Commercially nonsensical hardware optimized specifically to the benchmark.

Loads of controllers with tiny amounts of disk each to maximise the cache memory available.

Volumes made from just the fastest part of traditional disks , while still quoting the full capacity in the $/GB.

Specialized firmware setups are just the tip of the iceberg.

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