Demartek 16Gb LPe16000B Lab Evaluation webcast

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Demartek audited the results of some tests recently completed using the Emulex LPe16000B 16GFC HBA. This data shows that the new LPe16000B performance is the fastest Fibre Channel HBA in the market. The LPe16000B uses a new on-board controller that delivers 1.2 million IOPS at 512 bytes, 1K byte and 2K byte block sizes for reads, writes and a read/write mix and all with extremely fast response times.

The LPe16000B series HBAs are an outstanding solution for growing performance needs including supporting more virtualized servers, larger and faster database applications, SSDs, flash caching and more.

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Demartek 16Gb LPe16000B Lab Evaluation webcast

  1. 1. WEBCASTDemartek Labs EvaluatesEmulex LPe16000B 16GbFibre Channel HBAs
  2. 2. Logistics Your telephone will be muted during the webcast, please submit your questions by using the Q&A or chat function and we’ll answer them For a copy of the presentation, email barbara.porter@emulex.com The winner of the JAMBOX will be announced at the conclusion © 2012 Emulex Corporation 22
  3. 3. Welcome! Dennis Martindennis@demartek.com Demartek Lab Evaluation - Emulex LPe16000B 16Gb Fibre Channel HBA
  4. 4. Agenda Demartek Background Fibre Channel Marketplace The need for 16Gb Fibre Channel Performance of the Emulex LPe16000B FC HBA Q&A © 2012 Emulex Corporation 44
  5. 5. Demartek Industry analysis with on-site test lab Lab includes servers, networking and storage infrastructure – Fibre Channel – 4, 8 & 16GFC – Ethernet – 1 & 10 GbE • NFS, SMB (CIFS), iSCSI & FCoE – Servers – 8+ cores, large RAM – Virtualization – VMware, Hyper-V, Xen We run real-world applications to test server and storage solutions – Currently testing with SSD, 10GbE, 16GFC and more More information: – www.demartek.com/Newsletter – www.youtube.com/Demartek © 2012 Emulex Corporation 55
  6. 6. Fibre Channel (FC) Marketplace Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) – 2012: Year of “10-10-10” – 10 Million Fibre Channel ports shipped (switch ports plus adapter ports) – $10 Billion invested in Fibre Channel technology – 10 Exabytes (EB) of storage shipped Estimates are $100 Billion has been invested in Fibre Channel technology over the last two decades Fibre Channel has been doubling its speeds every three or four years since 1997, starting at 1GFC and progressing through 16GFC today – The FC SAN interface is alive and well, with plans for 32GFC and faster speeds – The disk drive vendors are moving away from FC as an enterprise drive interface Fibre Channel maintains backward compatibility with at least two previous generations – 16GFC is backward compatible with 2GFC, 4GFC and 8GFC © 2012 Emulex Corporation 66
  7. 7. The Need for 16Gb Fibre Channel Increasing demands on storage systems and interfaces – More data: terabytes (TB) and petabytes (PB) – More virtual machines per physical server • 8-10 used to be common, now 16, 20 or 25 are not uncommon VMware vSphere 5.1 – Support for 16GFC (in-box Emulex drivers), 64 vCPU, 1TB RAM in a VM Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V – Support for 16GFC (in-box Emulex drivers), 64 vCPU, 1TB RAM in a VM, Virtual Fibre Channel SSD Technology drives higher I/O workloads New Servers – PCIe 3.0 servers introduced in 2012 provide faster bus speeds and more lanes of PCIe © 2012 Emulex Corporation 77
  8. 8. 16Gb Fibre Channel Fibre Channel Speed Characteristics Fibre Throughput Line Rate Host Adapter Encoding Channel (MBps) (Gbaud) Requirements 1GFC 100 8b/10b 1.0625 PCI-X 2GFC 200 8b/10b 2.125 PCI-X PCI-X 2.0 or 4GFC 400 8b/10b 4.25 PCIe 1.0 (x4) PCIe 1.0 (x8) or 8GFC 800 8b/10b 8.5 PCIe 2.0 (x4) PCIe 2.0 (x8) or 16GFC 1600 64b/66b 14.025 PCIe 3.0 (x4) © 2012 Emulex Corporation 88
  9. 9. Fibre Channel Cabling Recommendations Multi-mode for moderate distances within datacenters – OM4 is recommended to support current and future requirements OM1 OM2 OM3 OM4 Jacket color Orange Orange Aqua Aqua 1 Gb/s 300m 500m 860m – 2 Gb/s 150m 300m 500m – 4 Gb/s 70m 150m 380m 400m 8 Gb/s 21m 50m 150m 190m 10 Gb/s 33m 82m Up to 300m Up to 400m 16 Gb/s 15m 35m 100m 125m * OM1 cable is not recommended for 16 Gb/s Fibre Channel © 2012 Emulex Corporation 99
  10. 10. Emulex LPe16000B 16GFC HBA Emulex LPe16000B Series – Second generation Emulex 16GFC HBA – 1.2 million IOPS per port – 3200 MBPS bi-directional per port of bandwidth – Support for PCIe 3.0 – Backward compatible with 4GFC and 8GFC – BlockGuard data integrity with support for T10 Protection Information (T10- PI) offload enabling end-to-end data integrity with no performance penalty – vScale performance and scalability with a multi-core ASIC supporting 255 Virtual Functions, 1024 MSi-X and 8192 logins/open exchanges – N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) support standard © 2012 Emulex Corporation 10 10
  11. 11. Test Environment Host server is PCIe 3.0 with dual Intel Xeon E5-2690 processors © 2012 Emulex Corporation 11 11
  12. 12. Performance - IOPS IOmeter IOPS - LPe16000B 1,400,000 1,200,000 1,000,000 800,000 IOPS 600,000 400,000 200,000 0 512B 1KB 2KB 4KB 8KB 16KB 32KB 64KB 128KB 256KB 512KB 1MB Write Read-Write Read © 2012 Emulex Corporation 12 12
  13. 13. Performance - MBPS IOmeter MBPS - LPe16000B 7000 6000 5000 4000 MBPS 3000 2000 1000 0 512B 1KB 2KB 4KB 8KB 16KB 32KB 64KB 128KB 256KB 512KB 1MB Write Read-Write Read © 2012 Emulex Corporation 13 13
  14. 14. Performance – CPU Utilization IOmeter CPU Utilization - LPe16000B 30 25 20 % CPU Utilization 15 10 5 0 512B 1KB 2KB 4KB 8KB 16KB 32KB 64KB 128KB 256KB 512KB 1MB Write Read-Write Read © 2012 Emulex Corporation 14 14
  15. 15. Learning More …Demartek Evaluation of Emulex LPe16000B full report – http://www.demartek.com/Demartek_Emulex_LPe16000B_Evaluation_2012-10.htmlDemartek Storage Interface Comparison Reference Page – http://www.demartek.com/Demartek_Interface_Comparison.htmlFCIA Fibre Channel Solution Guide 2012 – http://fibrechannel.org/library/2012/10/fibre-channel-solution-guide---2012.htmlCall Emulex: – North America: 877-359-3263 – United Kingdom: 44 (0) 118 977 2929 – Germany: 49 (0) 89 97007 177 – France: 33 (0) 158 580 022 © 2012 Emulex Corporation 15 15
  16. 16. Questions … © 2012 Emulex Corporation 16 16
  17. 17. Thank you ! © 2012 Emulex Corporation 17 17

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