Evaluation of Altair FEKO MFLMM in-core Solver with ScaleMP vSMP Foundation FLX

The scope of the experiment was to measure and compare the performance of the Altair FEKO MFLMM in-core solver on: (1) a server where the system memory was exclusively made of standard DRAM, vs. (2) a server where the system memory was based on software-defined memory (SDM-S), made from a combination of DRAM and NVMe Read more about Evaluation of Altair FEKO MFLMM in-core Solver with ScaleMP vSMP Foundation FLX[…]

Bootstorm and VM disk access: NVMe vs. SATA

As solid state drives (SSDs) technology matures, the performance it delivers is constrained by old disk controller technologies. The NVMe protocol on PCIe interface allows you to bypass the controller by attaching directly a disk drive to the bus. In this report we present the results of comparing NVMe and SATA drives performance in the Read more about Bootstorm and VM disk access: NVMe vs. SATA[…]

Using NVMe Flash as DRAM Expansion for TPC-C workload with ScaleMP vSMP Foundation FLX

The scope of the experiment was to measure and compare the performance of the TPC-C benchmark on a server where the system memory was exclusively made of standard DRAM vs. a server where the system memory was made from a combination of DRAM and NVMe disks (which were configured as a DRAM expansion using ScaleMP’s Read more about Using NVMe Flash as DRAM Expansion for TPC-C workload with ScaleMP vSMP Foundation FLX[…]

Solid-state Software Defined Storage: NVMe vs. SATA

As solid state drives (SSDs) technology matures, the performance it delivers is constrained by old disk controller technologies. The NVMe protocol on PCIe interface allows to bypass the controller by attaching directly a disk drive to the bus. In this report we present the results of using Microsoft Storage Spaces and Intel RSTe with SSDs Read more about Solid-state Software Defined Storage: NVMe vs. SATA[…]

Comparison of solid state drives (SSDs) on different bus interfaces

In this report, we discuss the results of an experiment comparing solid state drives (SSDs) attached to different system bus interfaces. TPC-H and TPC-C benchmarks have been executed to compare NVMe and SATA SSDs. The results indicate that modern protocols like NVMe over PCIe can overcome the negative effect traditional disk controllers have on performance, Read more about Comparison of solid state drives (SSDs) on different bus interfaces[…]