SPECsfs2008_cifs Result

Fujitsu Siemens Computers : PRIMERGY NX650
SPECsfs2008_cifs = 3825 Ops/Sec (Overall Response Time = 4.70 msec)


400 1.6
800 2.7
1199 3.2
1595 4.0
2004 4.8
2402 5.4
2795 6.2
3202 7.0
3599 8.9
3825 11.1
Performance Graph

Product and Test Information

Tested By Fujitsu Siemens Computers
Product Name PRIMERGY NX650
Hardware Available December 2008
Software Available December 2008
Date Tested December 2008
SFS License Number 22
Licensee Locations Paderborn, Germany

The PRIMERGY NAS Blade NX650 is a combination of one Server Blade PRIMERGY BX620 S4 and and one or two NX650 Storage Blades (SX650) requiring a width of two or three blade slots in the PRIMERGY Advanced Blade Ecosystem BX600 S3.

Configuration Bill of Materials

Item No Qty Type Vendor Model/Name Description
1 1 Server Fujitsu Siemens Computers PRIMERGY NX650 NAS Server requiring 3 blade slots and consisting of one PRIMERGY BX620 S4 with two Intel Xeon E5405 processors, an 8port SAS RAID controller with 512 MB cache and BBU and two directly connected PRIMERGY SX650 with 5 SAS disks each, running Microsoft Windows Storage Server R2 (Standard).
2 1 Blade System Fujitsu Siemens Computers PRIMERGY BX600 S3 PRIMERGY Advanced Blade Ecosystem BX600 S3 containing 2 MMB S3, 1 Digital KVM Switch Blade, 2 GbE Switch Blades 30/12 and the PRIMERGY NAS Blade NX650

Server Software

OS Name and Version Microsoft Windows Storage Server R2 (Standard)
Other Software N/A
Filesystem Software N/A

Server Tuning

Name Value Description
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem\NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation dword:00000001 NTFS avoids the short-name attribute creation (8.3 DOS naming convention) for files
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem\NtfsMemoryUsage dword:00000002 increase memory usage of NTFS
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\(INTERFACE NUMBER)\TcpAckFrequency dword:0000000d If only acking data and not any control packets, ack once every 13 packets, instead of the default of two.

Server Tuning Notes

Interrupt 17 was bound to all cores of the first processor, interrupt 18 was bound to all cores of the second processor.

Disks and Filesystems

Description Number of Disks Usable Size
Array of 10 disks (SAS, 146 GB, 10000 rpm) connnected with the 8port SAS RAID controller and configured as RAID 5 bound as a single LUN on which a 1226 GB NTFS file system was built. 10 1.2 TB
2 disks (SAS, 36 GB, 15000 rpm) connected with the onboard SAS controller, configured as RAID 1 used for the OS. 2 33.5 GB
Total 12 1.2 TB
Number of Filesystems 1
Total Exported Capacity 1.2 TB
Filesystem Type NTFS
Filesystem Creation Options default
Filesystem Config A filesystem is created on a LUN on the 8port SAS RAID controller. The filesystem is sfs.
Fileset Size 464.1 GB

Network Configuration

Item No Network Type Number of Ports Used Notes
1 Gigabit Ethernet 2 used Gigabit Ethernet ports on the PRIMERGY BX620 S4

Network Configuration Notes

All network interfaces were connected to a the switch.

Benchmark Network

Each of the two PRIMERGY NX650 server onboard network interfaces were connected to a PRIMERGY BX600 S3 switch blade. Each of the two switch blades were connected to a switch. Each of the LG single on-board network interface was connected to the switch.

Processing Elements

Item No Qty Type Description Processing Function
1 2 CPU Intel Xeon E5405 (2 GHz, 1 chip, 4 cores per chip, 3 MB (I+D) L2 cache per 2 cores) TCP/IP, CIFS protocol, NTFS

Processing Element Notes



Description Size in GB Number of Instances Total GB Nonvolatile
NAS server main memory 4 1 4 V
Storage Processor main memory 0.5 1 0.5 NV
Grand Total Memory Gigabytes     4.5  

Memory Notes

The RAID controller's write cache is backed up with a battery backup unit able to retain the write cache for 72 hours in the event of a power failure.

Stable Storage

Stable write and commit operations are not acknowledged until after the RAID storage system has acknowledged that the related data stored at least in non-volatile RAM. When the RAID controller's battery backup unit is off-line, the system turns off the write cache and writes directly to disk before acknowledging any write operations.

System Under Test Configuration Notes

See above for the tuning params.

Other System Notes


Test Environment Bill of Materials

Item No Qty Vendor Model/Name Description
1 8 Fujitsu Siemens Computers PRIMERGY RX100 S3 Server with one Intel Pentium D 945 processor

Load Generators

LG Type Name LG1-8
BOM Item # 1
Processor Name Intel Pentium D 945
Processor Speed 3.40 GHz
Number of Processors (chips) 1
Number of Cores/Chip 2
Memory Size 2 GB
Operating System WIndows Server 2003
Network Type 2 onboard Gigabit Ethernet controllers Broadcom BCM5721 (1 used)

Load Generator (LG) Configuration

Benchmark Parameters

Network Attached Storage Type CIFS
Number of Load Generators 8
Number of Processes per LG 5

Testbed Configuration

LG No LG Type Network Target Filesystems Notes
1..4 LG1 1 sfs N/A
5..8 LG1 2 sfs N/A

Load Generator Configuration Notes

The filesystem was mounted on all clients. Four of them were connected to the first network, the other four to the second network.

Uniform Access Rule Compliance

Every client has the same file system mounted from the server.

Other Notes

(No other report notes)

Config Diagrams

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